Qualifications of an Anesthesiologist




Qualifications of an Anesthesiologist

Anesthesiologists begin their training by graduating from college with a strong background in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. They then complete four years of medical school, followed by four years of training in the specialty of anesthesiology – one year of internship and three years in an anesthesiology residency program. In addition, they may further specialize in a subspecialty, such as neurosurgical anesthesiology, by completing one to two more years in a subspecialty-training program.

Today's anesthesiologists are innovators in their field, continuing a long tradition of advancing the practice of modern medicine. Even after residency training, they are dedicated to studying new medical advances and anesthetic techniques so every patient experience can be safer than the next.

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The ASA does not employ physician anesthesiologists on staff and cannot respond to patient inquiries regarding specific medical conditions or anesthesia administration. Please direct any questions related to anesthetics, procedures or treatment outcomes to the patient’s anesthesiologist or general physician.