About MSA

MSA was founded in 1954 and is a component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The ASA  provides invaluable representation and service to the practice of anesthesiology and pain medicine.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Since its founding in 1905, the Society’s achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.

Physician anesthesiologists are highly trained medical experts who evaluate, monitor and supervise patient care before, during and after surgery.

They have the specific medical education to make critical decisions should an emergency arise or if a routine procedure becomes complicated, making every second count.

The training physician anesthesiologists receive makes them uniquely qualified pain medicine experts who work outside of the operating room to diagnose, evaluate and treat patients who suffer from pain. Physician anesthesiologists use a comprehensive approach that can include medication and pain control procedures, whether the pain is a result of an accident or incident, ongoing pain caused by a medical condition or pain experienced by some cancer patients.

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