Anesthesiologists Worldwide

United States of America

1 Anesthesiologists for every 260 Patients (Number of Patients: 13.7 Million).

Republic of Ghana

1 Anesthesiologists for every 55,000 Patients (Number of Patients: 3.5 Million).


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GHO Alerts

April 9, 2014

Anesthesiologist Needed in Ecuador- May 2014 

Dr. Jane Weaver an American general surgeon has practiced in San Lorenzo Ecuador for the past 11 years. She is looking for a volunteer anesthesiologist in May 2014. Visit for more information.

March 4, 2014

ASA Members Marcel Durieux, M.D. and Paul De Marco head to Rwanda

Marcel Durieux, M.D., Ph.D., ASA physician anesthesiologist, professor of anesthesia and neurological surgery, department of anesthesiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine and Paul De Marco, anesthesia resident, University of Virginia, will teach neuroanesthesia at the two teaching hospitals of the National University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda as part of ASA’s GHO program for the next month.


Disaster Relief Alerts

May 2, 2012

Disaster Relief Resources

For information on disaster relief, visit the Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness resource page.

About ASA: The American Society of Anesthesiologists 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. Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.