Masked members attend the in-person portion of the ASA Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Message from the 2021 President

Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA

Portrait of 2021 ASA President Beverly Philip M.D.

We are 55,644 and growing

ASA Community continues to be one of the Society’s most engaging member benefits

ASA resident engagement growthBanner Year for Resident and Medical Student Engagement

2021 was a year of outstanding growth in our Resident Component and Medical Student activities.

Excellence in Education

ASA is committed to lifelong learning each and every year, but 2021 stood out for the continued success of enduring products like ACE and SEE, impressive growth in online offerings, and some new entries that will set the standard for years to come.

ASA success in simulation education

ASA Meetings Set New Standards in 2021

It was one of the most anticipated ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meetings ever. We’d been waiting two years for the return of our in-person event, and ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 in San Diego did not disappoint. With the best pandemic protocols in the meetings industry in place, our members were able to safely enjoy the world-class education and comradery that only a live ASA annual meeting can offer.

Dr Eisenach delivers his Severinghouse lecture
Dr Shafer delivers his Rovenstine lecture

Media and Public Outreach

ASA continued to be the “go to” voice in the specialty of anesthesiology, with year-round coverage in top-tier national and local consumer and trade media. In 2021, we had 600 placements that reached a potential audience of 1.39 billion. Hits were included in outlets like “Good Morning America,” Forbes, The New York Times, Reuters, Modern Healthcare, NBC News AARP, the Chicago Tribune, Politico, Doctor Radio, State News, and Physician’s Weekly.

ASA featured on major news outlets

The amazing science presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 led to more than 380 news placements, reaching an estimated audience of 578.2 million.

made for this moment toolkits
made for this moment toolkits

Intersociety Collaboration

Collaboration continued with our 52 component societies, 12 affiliated subspecialty societies, and 13 international societies. These included virtual education, joint statements, specialty-focused “meet-ups” at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021, and additional joint offerings, including new component society websites.

Leading Scientific and News Publications

Our Foundations

Quality Resources for High-Quality Care

In 2021, the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) continued efforts to improve the design of data collection platforms for NACOR, AIRS, and Closed Claims, with an aim to strengthen member value while continuing to build a richer dataset.

Financials: Revenues, Expenses, and Reserves

Financial Support for Member Initiatives


Incoming President's Message

Randall Clark, MD, FASA

Message from the CEO

Portrait of 2021 ASA CEO Paul Pomerantz

ASA Officers

The 2021 ASA Administrative Council opted for a socially distant group photo to ensure COVID-19 safety for those who were able to be present.

Floor level, from left to right: Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MSHCA, FACHE, FASA; Ronald L. Harter, MD, FASA; Randall M. Clark, MD, FASA.

Stair level, left to right: Patrick Giam, MD, FASA; Donald E. Arnold, MD, FASA; Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA; Kraig S. de Lanzac, MD, FASA; Michael Champeau, MD, FASA; and James “Jay” Mesrobian, MD, FASA.

Inset: Kenneth Elmassian, DO, FASA; Andrew D. Rosenberg, MD, FASA; and Jeffrey T. Mueller, MD, FASA, were unable to participate in the photo due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.