Global Scholars

The ASACF Global Scholars program is fully funded by donations to the ASACF.  If you would like to support an emerging leader in anesthesia, please consider donating at

Dr. Ana Cecilia Kuan Paiz
Hospital Infantil Manuel de Jesus Rivera

Dr. Serge Mudipanu Tshijuke
Kabale University and Medecins Sans Frontiere

Dr. Aaron Olurotimi (SPA sponsored scholar)
Obafemi Awolowo University

ASA Charitable Foundation Global Scholars Program

Now its fifth year, the ASA Charitable Foundation Global Scholars Program will provide support for young leaders in the specialty from low- and middle-lower income countries to participate in ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 in Orlando, Florida.  In many of these countries, the anesthesia risk is one thousand times greater than the United States. The training need is enormous; for example, Uganda’s 40 million citizens have access to only 84 physician anesthesiologists.

The program provides an opportunity to support the professional development with fewer resources and the development of the medical specialty of anesthesiology overseas.

Program features include:

  • Travel and lodging stipend
  • Registration for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019
  • Registration for a subspecialty meeting
  • Optional observership at a U.S. teaching hospital
  • Presentation at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Dr. Gaston Nyirigira
University of Rwanda

Dr. Angela Onyando (SPA sponsored scholar)
Kenyatta National Hospital