Membership in the TSA, which is linked with ASA membership, includes a quarterly newsletter which is available in the members sections and mailed to members. Various categories of membership are described in the Membership Info link. We encourage current TSA members to seek out anesthesiologists in practice, particularly new physicians, and encourage their membership and participation in the ASA and TSA. Click here >>
Welcome to TSAHQ.com
The Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization dedicated to:
- Promoting the highest standards of the profession of Anesthesiology,
- Implementing the highest medical standards for patient safety,
- Fostering excellence through continuing medical education, and
- Serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.
What is Anesthesiology?
Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and to the total management of the patient before, during, and after surgical or medical procedures.
Why Are Anesthesiologists Important?
The incredibly demanding education of today's anesthesiologists has kept pace with their expanding role in offering the highest quality health care available anywhere in the world. Anesthesiologists train for 12-13 years to prepare to care for their patients. First they complete a four-year college program and four years of medical school. Next, they enter a four-year anesthesiology residency training program. Often these doctors will spend an additional year training with a fellowship in an anesthesia sub-specialty, education or research.
"Rather than pushing for laws that would protect them against patient lawsuits, anesthesiologists focused on improving patient safety... All this has helped save lives. Over the past two decades, patient deaths due to anesthesia have declined to one death per 200,000 to 300,000 cases, down from one every 5,000 cases, according to studies compiled by the Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academies, a leading scientific advisory body."