Dr. Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD,
Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD
Thoracic Anesthesia Division Chief
Randal S. Blank, MD, PhD, Thoracic Anesthesia Division Chief
Dr. Randal S. Blank is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who serves as Chief of the Thoracic Division and is the Cosmo A. DiFazio Professor of Anesthesiology in 2019. Dr. Blank works closely with the UVA Division of Thoracic Surgery to improve care and advance the fields of thoracic anesthesia and respiratory medicine. He is currently engaged in clinical research in thoracic anesthesia and respiratory medicine. He is the Associate Editor of the text Principles and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery, serves on numerous professional committees, and was a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium, for which he currently serves as the Chair.