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Recent American Society of Anesthesiologists highlights include:

  •  The preservation of physician-led, team-based anesthesia care in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2016/2017 was a huge success for the Society and victory for patients.
  • In 2017 ASA continued its Brain Health Initiative to address the challenge of postoperative delirium.
  • The ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting in Boston featured over 14,000 total registrants, 25% of whom were international and nearly 300 exhibitors.

Member Information

American Society of Anesthesiologists
1061 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4973

Website: http://www.asahq.or
Phone: +1 847 825 5586
Fax: +1 847 825 1692

  • President: Michael W. Champeau, MD, FASA
  • President Elect: Ronald L. Harter, MD, FASA
  • First Vice President: Donald Arnold, MD, FASA
  • Immediate Past President: Randall M. Clark, MD, FASA
  • Vice President, Scientific Affairs: David Martin, MD, FASA
  • Vice President, Professional Affairs: Lois Connolly, MD, FACHE, FASA
  • Secretary: Kenneth Elmassian, DO, FAOCA, FASA
  • Assistant Secretary: Kraig S. de Lanzac, MD, FASA
  • Treasurer: James Mesrobian, MD, MBA, FASA
  • Assistant Treasurer: Crystal Wright, MD, FASA
  • Speaker, House of Delegates: Patrick Giam, MD, FASA
  • Vice Speaker, House of Delegates: Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, FASA.

Members: 32,111
AGM Date: 21-25 October 2022 New Orleans, Louisiana
AGM website:

Preferred Language: English
Year Joined: 1960

Anaesthesia Workforce Data

  • PAP Density: 20.82
  • Population: 321,774,000
  • Physicians: 767,782
  • Physician anaesthesia providers: 67,000
  • Surgeons: 114,679
  • Nurse anaesthesia providers: 33,914
  • Other anaesthesia providers: 1,960
  • No. of physician providers that have an anaesthetic qualification: 55,000
  • Minimum duration of training (years) for physician anaesthesia providers: 4
  • Typical duration of training (years) for nurse anaesthesia providers: 2
  • Typical duration of training (years) for non physician / non-nurse anaesthesia providers: 0