About The Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

Our Mission and History:

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 two teaching programs in Tennessee training physician anesthesiologists:

  • The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

What is a Physician Anesthesiologist?


The Tennessee Society has a strong commitment to the residents in the two anesthesiology programs located in Knoxville and Nashville. Every year selected residents from these programs join other TSA members at the ASA Legislative Conference, and the Tennessee delegate delegation is usually one of the largest attending from any state.

In addition, TSA sends resident delegates to the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Resident Component meeting in the Fall. In recent years we have supported two residents seeking national office in the Resident Component Governing Council. Currently on the 2015-2016 ASA Resident Component Governing Council is Chad Greene, M.D. a resident of Vanderbilt University. He was elected as the council’s secretary.

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