ASA Divisions Sections - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ASA Divisions and Sections

ASA divisions, sections and committees are an integral part in the Society’s governance. They are represented at the annual House of Delegates meeting, and throughout the year to establish programming and make recommendations that support the best interest of their members and the ASA as a whole.

House of Delegates
Committee on Credentials


Board of Directors

Judicial Council

Section on Board Administrative Affairs
 Committee on Professional Affairs
Committee on Scientific Affairs
Committee on Finance
Special Board on Expert Witness Testimony
Committee on Administrative Affairs


James Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA


Administrative Council

Section on Fiscal Affairs
Michael Champeau, M.D., FASA, Chair
Donald Arnold, M.D., FASA, Vice Chair

Executive Committee

Division of Administrative Affairs
First Vice President
Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., FASA


Section on Administration
Kenneth Elmassian, D.O., FASA

Section on Representation
Kenneth Elmassian, D.O., FASA


Distinguished Service Award
Electronic Media and Information Technology
Governance Effectiveness and Efficiencies

Representation to AMA
Anesthesia Care Team
Anesthesiologist Asst. Education and Practice
Global Humanitarian Outreach
International Collaboration
Professional Diversity
Residents and Medical Students
Specialty Societies
Uniformed Services & Veterans' Affairs
Representation to WFSA
Young Physicians

Division of Professional Affairs
Vice President for Professional Affairs
Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A., FASA


Section on Professional Standards
Joseph Szokol, M.D., FASA, Chair

Section on Professional Practice
Neal H. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Chair


Expert Witness Testimony Review
Patient Safety & Education
Performance and Outcomes Measurement
Professional Liability
Quality Management & Departmental Administration
Standards and Practice Parameters

Academic Anesthesiology
Future Models of Anesthesia Practice
Governmental Affairs
Health and Public Policy
Large Group Practice
Practice Management
Rural Access to Anesthesia Care

Division of Scientific Affairs
Vice President for Scientific Affairs
Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA


Committee on Professional Education Oversight


Section on Clinical Care
Randall Clark, M.D., FASA, Chair

Section on Subspecialties
Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., FASA, Chair


Equipment and Facilities
Occupational Health
Patient Blood Management
Respiratory Care
Surgical Anesthesia
Trauma and Emergency Preparedness

Ambulatory Surgical Care
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia
Pain Medicine
Palliative Care
Pediatric Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia
Transplant Anesthesia


Section on Annual Meeting
Sulpicio G. Soriano, M.D., FASA, Chair
Joy Hawkins, M.D., Vice Chair
Meg Rosenblatt, M.D., Second Vice Chair
David Hepner, M.D., FASA, Third Vice Chair

Section on Education & Research
David Martin, M.D., Ph.D., FASA


Annual Meeting Oversight
Problem-Based Learning Discussions
Scientific Advisory
Scientific and Educational Exhibits

Abstract Review Subcommittees
Ambulatory Anesthesia
Anesthetic Action and Biochemistry
Chronic and Cancer Pain
Clinical Circulation
Clinical Neurosciences
Critical Care
Drug Disposition, Metabolism and Elimination
Equipment, Monitoring & Eng. Tech.
Experimental Circulation
Experimental Neurosciences
History and Education
Geriatric Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Outcomes and Database Research
Patient Safety and Practice Management
Pediatric Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain

Educational Track Subcommittees
Ambulatory Anesthesia
Cardiac Anesthesia
Critical Care
Fundamentals of Anesthesiology
Geriatric Anesthesia
Neuro Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesia
Professional Issues
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain

Excellence in Research

Editorial Boards
Anesthesiology Continuing Education Program (ACE)
Anesthesia Patient Safety Program (APS)
Interactive Computer-Based Education    
Refresher Course Publication
Self-Education and Evaluation Program (SEE)
Simulation-Based Training



Section on Publications
Mark Warner, M.D., Chair


Publications and Digital Oversight

 Editorial Boards


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