Entrepreneur / Physician / Community Leader
An accomplished leader in both the business and medical professions, Dr. Dewitt Bateman currently serves as the head of anesthesiology for two of the largest specialty care facilities in the State of Louisiana.
An active investor in the oil and gas industry, and the biotechnology fields, Dr. Bateman was also one of the first financial participants in Lou Resweber’s original Pelican Security Network (the precursor to Gulf West Security Network, which was successfully sold in two tranches to Vector Security of Pittsburgh, PA, and one other buyer, for a combined $21.7 million.
In the medical arena, Bateman earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge in 1986 before earning his Doctorate of Medicine at the LSU Medical Center (LSUMC) in New Orleans in 1991, and then completing his Residency at LSUMC / Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1995, where he was elevated to Chief Resident and earned a Board Certification in Anesthesiology.
Dr. Bateman practiced anesthesiology for 2½ years at Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, MS before moving to Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA in 1998. He is currently a managing principal with Louisiana Anesthesiology Group, Inc., practicing at both Women’s and the Williamson Eye Center, and serving as Chief / Medical Director of the Department of Anesthesia.
In addition, he also currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Health Systems Improvement Co-Management Group ; as Chairman of the Operating Room Management Committee; as President of Woman’s Retail Ventures (a hospital / physician joint venture); and is an active Member of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Anesthesia, and the Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists.
Active in his community, Dr. Bateman has also previously served on Board of Directors for The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, LA.
Dewitt and his wife, Mary, are the parents of four grown children.