Tom Blasco, M.D., M.S.

Senior Physician Managing Director

Dr. Blasco is a practicing, board-certified anesthesiologist/intensivist and a senior physician managing director with Surgical Directions. He also serves as the Medical Director at the Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center (ISMOSC). Dr. Blasco works extensively with hospital surgical and procedural departments to improve financial performance, operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness.

Previously, Dr. Blasco served as Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology at Parkside Anesthesia in Chicago. He has been instrumental in the development of several free-standing, physician-owned outpatient surgery centers, including the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center and the Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center. He has held academic positions at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Residency & Fellowship

Loyola University Medical Center
Anesthesiology Residency

Loyola University Medical Center
Surgical Residency

University of California, San Diego
Anesthesiology Research Fellowship (Neuroscience)


University of Wisconsin
Master of Science in Administrative Medicine

Loyola University of Chicago
Doctorate of Medicine

Loyola University of Chicago
Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude


Villanova University
Lean Healthcare Certification