Robert K. Stoelting, MD, has been awarded the 2004 American Society of Anesthesiologists Distinguished Service Award. The announcement came at the ASA’s annual meeting in October and the presentation will be made at the 2004 annual meeting. The award is the ASA’s highest tribute paid to an anesthesiologist for meritorious service and achievement. Dr. Stoelting, Professor Emeritus of Anesthesia, served as chairman of the Indiana University Department of Anesthesiology for 26 years, retiring this past June. Dr. Stoelting is the President of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.