American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. Founded in 1905, ASA is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves. For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit ASA’s website at For patient information, visit Connect with ASA on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Through our strategic partnership with the Choosing Wisely campaign, ASA will encourage ongoing dialogue between patients and physician anesthesiologists to eliminate unnecessary tests and procedures, improve patient safety and deliver quality outcomes.