Now its tenth year, the Global Scholars Program will provide support for young leaders in the specialty from low- and middle-lower income countries to participate in the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2024 annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The program provides an opportunity to support the professional development with fewer resources and the development of the medical specialty of anesthesiology overseas.
We are now accepting applications for the 2024 ASACF Global Scholars Program. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2024. Candidates should be a young practicing physician (under 40 years of age) and practicing in a World Bank classified Low or Lower-Middle Income country (http://www.worldbank.org/en/country). You can apply for the program here.
The 2024 ASA Global Scholars Program is funded in part by a grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable foundation affiliated with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation.
The 2023 ASA Global Scholars
Scholars from Bolivia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Nepal, Rwanda, Samoa, pictured with representatives from Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and leaders from ASA, ASACF, and the ASA Committee on Global Health.
The 2023 ASA Global Scholars Program was funded in part by a grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable foundation affiliated with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation.
The 2022 ASA Global Scholars
Scholars from Ethiopia, Cambodia, Niger, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya pictured with leaders from ASA, ASACF, and the ASA Committee on Global Health.
The 2022 ASA Global Scholars Program was funded in part by a grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable foundation affiliated with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation.
The 2019 ASA Global Scholars
Pictured from left at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 in Orlando, FL: Left to right: Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, ASA President; Dr. Jim West, ASACF Board Member; Dr. Steven Sween, ASACF President; Dr. Brian Vaughan, Volunteer, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center; Dr. Liz Drum, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Dr. Angela Onyando, Kenya; Dr. Aaron Olurotimi, Nigeria; Dr. Gaston Nyirigira, Rwanda; Dr. Ana Cecilia Kuan, Nicaragua; Dr. Serge Mudipanu, Uganda.
The 2018 ASA Global Scholars
Pictured from left at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 in San Francisco, CA: Dr. Steven L. Sween, ASA Charitable Foundation; Dr. Nathalie Mejeni, Cameroon; Dr. Vishal Krishna Pai, India; Dr. Françoise Nizeyimana, Rwanda; Dr. Petros Manyumwa, Zimbabwe; Dr. Maryrose Osazuwa, Nigeria.
The 2018 ASACF Global Scholars are:
Mahder Baraki, Ethiopia
Fred Bulamba, Uganda
Maryrose Osazuwa, Nigeria
The 2018 Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) Scholars are:
Nathalie Mejeni, Cameroon
Petros Manyumwa, Zimbabwe
Françoise Nizeyimana, Rwanda
The 2018 World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)-Masimo Scholars are:
Revathi Lokala, India
Nida Naaz Farooqui, India
Neha Kanojia, India
Umapradeepa Lakkaraju, India
We would also like to thank Boston Children’s, Seattle Children’s, Stanford University, University of California Davis, University of California San Francisco and Vanderbilt University who have supported to the program as well as hosting observership.
The 2017 ASA Global Scholars
Pictured from left at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 in Boston, MA: Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., ASA Charitable Foundation; Maryna Freigofer, M.D., Dnipro, Ukraine; Tsitsi Cimhundu-Sithole, M.B.B.S., M.D., Harare, Zimbabwe; Rohini Sigdel, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kaski, Nepal; Berend Mets, M.B., Ph.D., FRCA, Chair Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach. Not pictured: Maria Echeto Cerrato, M.D., San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
The 2016 ASA Global Scholars Program
The Global Scholars Program provided support for young leaders in the specialty from low- and middle-income countries to participate in the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting held in October in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Ion Chesov
Head of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Clinic
Chisinau City Hospital
Republic of Moldova
Dr. Singatiya Stella Chikumbanje
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
Dr. Ninadini Shrestha
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital
Dr. Rediet Shimeles Workneh
Addis Ababa University
The 2015 ASA Global Scholars Program
The ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting marked the launch of a new program designed to bring emerging leaders in anesthesiology from low-resource settings to our meeting. Participants will share their perspectives and be granted the opportunity to learn about the newest developments in the specialty and to build a network of international colleagues. These global scholars will be the educators, department chairs and national society presidents where anesthesiology, as a medical specialty, is in its infancy.
Dr. Claudia Alvarez
Chief, Anesthesiology Department
Hospital Center of the El Progreso area
Dr. Natsagdorj Batgombo
Dr. Christopher Chanda
University Teaching Hospital
Read the ASA monitor article written by Dr. Alexander A. Hannenberg about the Global Scholars Program.