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-$545                                                     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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So What Happened at the ASA House of Delegates?
by Karen Sibert, MD

Every year, the CSA nominates active members as delegates—from northern and southern California, from private and academic practices—to represent California at the ASA House of Delegates.  Every year the delegates dutifully go. And every year, CSA members ask:  So what really happened there? The answer is, quite a lot.  Sometimes there is drama, especially when there are contested elections of officers.  But more of what goes on in the House of Delegates is simply the hard work of developing and updating the guidelines, policy statements, and other documents that represent the professional standards of American anesthesiology... 

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2014
CSA 2014 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015
CSA 2015 Winter Anesthesia Conference

Jan 30 - Jan 31, 2015
CSA 2015 Winter Board of Directors Meeting

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