About The Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists


The Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization, representing anesthesiologists in Tennessee. TSA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology and committed to providing the greatest patient safety.

Our Society seeks:

  • To promote the highest level of patient safety through promoting the highest standards of anesthesiology.
  • To advance the standards of anesthesiology by fostering excellence through continuing medical education, research, and scientific progress.
  • To disseminate information in regards to anesthesiology.
  • To protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners of anesthesiology.
  • To safeguard the professional interest of its members by serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.

The physician anesthesiologists in Tennessee have served as advocates for patient safety for decades. Within the state, there are three teaching programs in Tennessee training physician anesthesiologists:

  • The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis


The Tennessee Society has a strong commitment to the residents in the three anesthesiology programs located in Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville. Every year selected residents from these programs join other TSA members at the ASA Legislative Conference held in Washington, DC.  The Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists encourages residents to participate in advocacy at the local, state and national level.  

Tennessee has been fortunate to have several residents elected to positions within the American Society of Anesthesiologists resident councils.  These residents have the opportunity to travel to meetings to engage with residents across the country to promote the specialty of Anesthesiology. 

Residents are also encouraged to participate at the TSA Annual Meeting. In the past, poster sessions have been held in-between speaker sessions. This allows the resident to showcase research completed during residency.