The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists is working to uphold the highest standards of anesthesia care and patient advocacy, by promoting research, education, and innovation in anesthesia care. FSA is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of their patients.
Since its founding in 1948, the Society’s achievements have made it an important voice in Florida Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.
Mission Statement: To associate and affiliate into one organization all of the reputable doctors of
medicine in Florida who are engaged in the practice of or otherwise interested in the medical
specialty of Anesthesiology; to encourage specialization in this field and to make available in all
ways possible the benefits to be derived from the services of qualified Anesthesiologists; to raise
the standards of this specialty by fostering and encouraging research and scientific progress in
Anesthesiology; to disseminate information relating to Anesthesiology to the medical profession
and to the public; to guard and protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified
practitioners of Anesthesiology; to edit and publish publications in the field of Anesthesiology
and related fields; to safeguard and to further the specialty of Anesthesiology for the general
elevation of the standards of medical practice; provided, however, no part of the assets or income
of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member of the Corporation or individual.
As physicians, anesthesiologists are responsible for administering anesthesia to relieve pain and for managing vital life functions during surgery, including breathing, heart rhythm and blood pressure. After surgery, they maintain the patient in a comfortable state during their stay in the recovery area, and some anesthesiologists are involved in the practice of critical care medicine in the intensive care unit.