The CSA is the California state component society to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). 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 $545 for Active members and $298 for Affiliate members. 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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Tax-Return Identity Theft Strikes Physician Group Hard: How Safe are You?

This blog post was written by a CSA member who wishes to remain anonymous to protect the privacy of the anesthesia group involved. Tax-return identity theft is a serious problem in the medical community. Since this was written, I personally have become aware of several occurrences similar to what is described here.

My partner sent out an email to the group with the subject line, “Tax-Return Identity Theft!” She had just been called by her accountant (who also does our corporation’s accounting), as the IRS had rejected her electronic tax return because it had “already been filed”. Another partner received the same call from the accountant that day as well...

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Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014
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