The CSA is the California state component society to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dual membership with both the CSA and the ASA is required.

With nearly 4000 members, the CSA is the ASA's largest component society. Join the CSA today!

The CSA offers several categories of membership: Active, Affiliate, Resident, Retired, Life and Honorary.

Dues are as follows:


Active-1st year out of Residency or Fellowship-$95

Active-2nd year out of Residency or Fellowship-$450


The CSA's fiscal year begins July 1 and runs through June 30. 

"Without unity, anesthesiologists cannot protect the public from those who endeavor to limit patient access to an anesthesiologist's care or compromise patient safety with cost-cutting measures designed by those who stand to profit most."

Linda B. Hertzberg, M.D.
CSA President 2009-10

The CSA's online application is available for Active and Affiliate member categories. (Residents must complete the ASA application and pay the $25 fee.)

Dual membership with both the CSA and the ASA is required.

For more information on ASA membership, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the CSA Office at or 650-345-3020.




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Easing the Transition from Residency to Private Practice
by Adam Djurdjulov, MD

I vividly remember my last day of anesthesiology residency at Stanford. I had chosen to do my last month at the Valley, the county hospital where I could refine my skills across a wide range of cases including pediatrics, neurosurgery, general surgery, OB, regional and trauma. In three short months I’d be starting my first case in private practice, so this month was the closest I could get to my new job. The great attending anesthesiologists at the Valley pretty much gave me the reins, and it was a fantastic month that definitely boosted my confidence. But as I walked out of the hospital after my very last resident shift, my elation was tempered more than I was prepared for by knowing the next time I induced anesthesia, it would be without an attending.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Jun 6 - Jun 7, 2015
CSA 2015 House of Delegates Meeting

Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference

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