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 916-290-5830.




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Physician Anesthesiologists Recognized at the State Capitol
By Karen Sibert, MD

CSA's celebration of Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2016 got off to an excellent start yesterday in Sacramento, as Assembly Assistant Speaker pro Tem David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a resolution on the Assembly floor recognizing the week, January 31 through February 6. This is the second annual Physician Anesthesiologists Week, introduced nationally last year by the ASA.

Co-sponsored by 72 other assembly members and passed unanimously, the resolution (ACR 119) recognizes the high level of training of physician anesthesiologists, our role in protecting patient safety, and the CSA’s work in advocating for our specialty and our patients.

James Moore, MD, CSA President, and Jeffrey Poage, MD, LPAD Chair, accepted the framed resolution on the Assembly floor on behalf of the CSA and its 3000 plus resident, fellow, and active members. Watching from the gallery were Karen Sibert, MD, CSA Secretary, and residents and faculty from the University of California, Davis, including Jeffrey Uppington, MBBS, the CSA Director for District 8, Peter Moore, MD, PhD, the UC Davis department chair, Amrik Singh, MD, the residency program director, Nicole Weiss, MD, a faculty member, and residents Michelle Kim, MD, and Yu Yu Shu, MD.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2016
CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops

Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016
CSA 2016 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
CSA 2017 Winter Anesthesia Conference

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