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The Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists is a statewide organization representing over 1,400 anesthesiologists and allied health providers. OSA promotes improved communication among its members and the advancement of anesthesiology within the medical profession. The OSA is a state affiliate of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). OSA publishes a newsletter, which includes timely information about legislation and regulation.

The OSA Annual Meeting is held in the fall in major Ohio cities. Throughout our site you will find the latest news and information surrounding the role of anesthesiologists in the state of Ohio. We hope to foster communication among our members and various state and local agencies, and emphasize the importance of anesthesiologists in today’s complex medical environment.

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Dear OSA Members,

As the 2021 Holiday Season approaches, we reflect on the highlights and the challenges of the year.  Anesthesiologists across the state of Ohio have dutifully served patients as our state has continued the fight against COVID19.  Anesthesiologists, in various practice settings, have continued to provide exemplary patient care while adapting to a “new normal”.  We continue to see anesthesiologists committed to training residents, fellows and medical students as well as being involved research in a multitude of topics relevant to our specialty and its growth.  Many OSA members are engaged in various national organizations through leadership and scholarship.  I would like to highlight Ronald Harter, M.D., who was recently elected to First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists at the 2021 ASA Annual Meeting.  This tremendous accomplishment  demonstrates Dr. Harter’s commitment to our patients and specialty as he is both a practicing anesthesiologist and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  Also, I would like to thank the members of the OSA Committee on Education and Annual Meeting, OSA Staff, and all the Annual Meeting Speakers for resuming an in-person OSA Annual Meeting in September 2021.  The meeting had a fantastic program, was well attended, and attendees were eligible for MOCA Patient Safety CME credit!  As a reminder, registration for the OSA Annual Meeting is a member benefit, so please remember to register and attend the 2022 OSA Annual Meeting to be held in Columbus, Ohio.  This is just a brief snippet in a long list of accomplishments we should all take pride in.

At the same time, we must not forget the importance of advocating for our patients and our specialty.  I hope everyone reading this will take three minutes and contribute to the OSA’s Political Action Committee (OSA PAC) as any contribution helps us engage our legislators (https://osainc.org/pac-donations/).  Additionally, it is important to advocate nationally and you can donate to the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s Political Action Committee (ASAPAC)  (https://asapac.asahq.org/home.aspx).  I would love to see 100% of Ohio Anesthesiologists and Anesthesiology Residents/Fellows donating to both the OSAPAC and ASAPAC as any contribution is meaningful and demonstrates engagement with our legislators.

It is my sincere hope that during 2022 the OSA continues to reach out to more of its membership, through development and maintenance of the OSA website (https://osainc.org) to disseminate information, but also to encourage members to become active on OSA Committees and with our legislators.

 

Sincerely,

Erica Stein, M.D., FASA

OSA President

 

 

- The OSA Mission

Anesthesiologists are a Patient’s Lifeline…

We Promote the Highest Standards of Patient Care and Safety
We Foster Excellence through Education
We Advocate for Our Patients

– The Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists

Board of Directors

President: Erica Stein, MD, FASA
President-Elect: Andrew Zura, MD, FASA
Vice-President: Kenneth Moran, MD
Secretary-Treasurer: Victor Davila, MD, FASA
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer: Benu Makkad, MD
Immediate Past President: Michael Hawryschuk, MD, FASA

Contact the board:
Email: osa@osainc.org
Phone: 614-784-9721
Fax: 614-784-9221