About ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
about asa

ASA is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.

At the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), we take pride in our dedication to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and to improve patient care. Since 1905, our achievements have played an important role in American medicine and we’ve acted as an advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain. We provide outstanding education, research and scientific knowledge to physician anesthesiologists and care team members.

Our Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Pillars

At ASA we’re committed to advancing the practice and securing the future of anesthesiology.

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Governance and Committees

Our multi-tiered governance structure is made up of four primary governing bodies working in tandem to ensure the success of the Society.

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Component Societies

Our Medical Student Component Society, Resident Component Society and State Component Societies provide unique opportunities for members.

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If you have a passion for working with colleagues towards a greater cause, you will feel right at home at ASA.

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Awards and Programs

We provide programs to recognize and celebrate members for their outstanding achievements.

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Thank You Industry Supporters

Whose contributions allow the American Society of Anesthesiologists® to create world-class education and resources to improve patient care and outcomes.

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