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March 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 annual Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists meeting in Nashville, was cancelled.  However, the TSA Board elected to meet in person in February to conduct business affairs and accepted nominations for new board members.  The TSA membership voted via Survey Monkey and information on the newly elected TSA Board members can be found at the below link:

TSA Board of Directors

Older News

Surprise Billing Proposed Legislation
June 19, 2019

Dr. Chris Young, a past president of TSA and TMA, has written an op-ed on Surprise Billing.  You can read the full article at the link below.

Surprise Billing Op-ed 

ASAPAC Contributors 

Once again the residents and faculty at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville-Department of Anesthesiology reached a 100% ASAPAC contribution.  TSA would like to thank the residents and faculty of UTMCK for their continued support of the ASAPAC.

ASAPAC “DoC” Challenge – August 10, 2017 

Dear Colleagues,

Please see Dr. Mark Brady’s email below regarding the 4th annual “Day of Contributing” challenge. Last year, the state of Tennessee finished FIRST in number of participating donors. It would be exceptional to repeat in winning this competition this year. Please mark your calendars to give again this year on August 10 to the ASAPAC so that we may continue to lead by example in support of our specialty. More details with how to donate, as well as reminders, leading up to the “DoC” will be forthcoming.

Thank you for all you do.

Jonathan Hughes, MD

PAC Director

Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

Dear Colleagues,

Increasingly and more rapidly, fundamental changes in healthcare policy, organization and finance are impacting anesthesiology. To have a strong advocacy effort, the ASA PAC needs your resources, and more importantly, your commitment to participation in its work  We and our patients need the ability to stay vigilant to changes in healthcare, to analyze their potential impact, and to mount a vigorous and successful effort to keep anesthesia care safe and accessible for our patients. The DoC challenge is our vehicle to demonstrate commitment to supporting our PAC and our specialty through exuberant participation.

Warren Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D.


Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

Dear Colleagues,

ASAPAC’s fourth annual Day of Contributing aka “DoC” Challenge is three weeks away!  The event will take place on Thursday, August 10, 2017 beginning at Midnight Central Time and ending at 11:59 p.m. In this special 24-hour event, ASA members from around the country will come together to show their support for the political arm of ASA – ASAPAC.

The state with the largest number of contributors and the state with the largest amount contributed on August 10 will be deemed the winners of the ASAPAC “DoC” Challenge. Those states will also receive special recognition in ASAPAC publications and presentations. Will your state be this year’s winner?

3rd Annual DoC Challenge Results:

State # Contributors Total Raised
Alabama 55 $33,616.66
Tennessee 92 $28,935.01
Texas 89 $15,232.00
California 58 $13,103.34
Florida 47 $11,531.67
Indiana 76 $9,443.33
Virginia 33 $8,970.00
Washington 49 $8,761.99
Arizona 32 $8,628.33
Missouri 29 $8,315.04
Michigan 42 $8,256.68
Pennsylvania 58 $8,097.50
Colorado 48 $7,940.00
Oklahoma 19 $7,683.34
Louisiana 31 $7,390.00
Ohio 29 $6,931.66
Illinois 55 $6,880.67
Georgia 22 $5,961.67
Massachusetts 35 $5,818.34
Iowa 20 $5,560.00
New Jersey 14 $4,920.00
New York 31 $4,808.00
North Carolina 29 $4,610.00
Kansas 23 $4,530.01
Minnesota 14 $4,140.00
Wisconsin 18 $3,940.00
Utah 13 $3,720.00
Connecticut 11 $3,700.00
South Carolina 11 $2,883.33
Nebraska 13 $2,335.00
Oregon 13 $2,290.00
Arkansas 4 $2,120.00
New Mexico 7 $1,920.00
Maryland 5 $1,900.00
West Virginia 6 $1,400.00
Maine 9 $1,395.00
North Dakota 2 $1,100.00
Kentucky 8 $1,003.33
Alaska 1 $1,000.00
Nevada 3 $850.00
Idaho 3 $700.00
Vermont 3 $620.00
Montana 1 $500.00
District of Columbia 4 $370.00
South Dakota 2 $350.00
Mississippi 3 $300.00
Wyoming 2 $200.00
Delaware 2 $141.67
New Hampshire 3 $110.00
Hawaii 1 $100.00
Totals 1178 $275,013.57

Any questions about the ASAPAC “DoC” Challenge or any ASAPAC activities should be directed to PAC Specialist Zorie Valchev at

Warm Regards,

Mark Brady, M.D.
ASAPAC Executive Board

Contributions to ASAPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Participation in ASAPAC is voluntary, and you may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines listed above are merely suggestions. You are free to contribute up to $5,000 per calendar year or less than the guidelines suggest. You will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount of your contribution or decision not to contribute. You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident to contribute. Contributions by corporations and federal government contractors are prohibited. For additional information, call (202) 289-2222.

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