Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists

When You Need Surgery,
Trust a Physician Anesthesiologist.

Members/Early Career Anesthesiologists

What exactly
are anesthesiologists?

Anesthesiologists are highly trained physicians with at least four years of training in the medical specialty of anesthesiology following four years of college and four years of medical school. And with new anesthetic drugs and techniques constantly being introduced, that training never really stops.

Member Spotlight

VSA member, Dr. Varun Dixit, won a prestigious 2023 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for his work on reducing volatile anesthesia usage at HCA Chippenham.


Dr. Alice Coombs becomes first Black female president of Medical Society of Virginia
- VCU School of Medicine.

Upcoming Meetings

VSA Annual Membership Meeting and Reception
with Legislative Update
Sunday, January 21, 2024
The Omni Richmond
Time: TBD
Our lobbyist will be reviewing key legislative issues and ASA will provide an update.

VSA Lobby Day 2024

When: Monday, January 22, 2024
Where:  The Omni Richmond
Time:  8:00 am
We will gather to discuss strategy before heading to the Capitol to meet your Legislators.  

RSVP to Angela Puryear at [email protected] by Wednesday, January 17, 2024.  Reference VSA Lobby Day in the Subject line.

Theodore H. Stanley 69th Annual Update in Anesthesiology
University of Utah Department of Anesthesiology 

February 11-15, 2024   

This course is designed for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, anesthesiology residents and students interested in an up-to-date review of current anesthesia topics and optional small group interactive workshops. 

We are so excited to host our conference at Westgate Park City Resort and Spa this year!

Come CME and Ski!

Book your stay at Westgate Park City Resort and Spa under our room block and save an additional $100 off registration fee. Click here to book your stay!

  • Email [email protected] your hotel confirmation to receive a code for discounted registration.

Register today!
Early Bird Registration – $75 off registration fee 

Topics include: 

  • Antidotes in Anesthesia
  • TIVA: Theoretical and Practical Considerations
  • Patient Selection for Ambulatory Surgery: Can any patient be an outpatient? 
  • Are Anesthetics Toxic to the Brain? 
  • Perioperative Hypotension: How low can you go? 
  • Adult Patient with Morbid Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Ambulatory Surgery: An Update
  • Management of Local Anesthetics Toxicity Including Cardiac Arrest
  • Anesthesia in the EP Lab
  • Wellness for the Anesthesia Practitioner 
  • OB Lectures
  • Workshops: Echo, Airway, EEG, and Regional  
  • And many more!

View the full tentative schedule here:

Discover Your Member Benefits

You’re there for your patients, we’re here for you—from training through retirement.

Whether you’re just starting out in practice and seeking information about debt reduction, a seasoned physician
anesthesiologist pursuing a leadership position at your institution or a retired practitioner with a desire to stay
abreast of developments in the specialty.


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Practice Management

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Case Studies

ASA – Suicide Prevention Resources Anesthesia providers face a number of challenges, stressors and pressures in their daily lives.  Tragically, we continue to lose colleagues to death by suicide. 

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