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In May 2017, the American Society of Anesthesiologists launched the Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists™ (FASA) designation program. The FASA designation is ASA’s highest acknowledgment that recognizes years of dedication to exceptional education, leadership and commitment to the specialty. ASA Active members who meet specific qualifications and criteria are invited to apply for the FASA designation. Achieving the FASA designation recognizes you as a leader dedicated to excellence in the field of anesthesiology to your patients, your practice and your specialty.

Participation in the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) leadership, education and advocacy opportunities helps qualify Active members for this prestigious designation.

Full details on eligibility, qualifications and the FASA application can be found here.

Recent MSA Members who received FASA designation


      • Nicholas M. Kiefer, MD, FASA, Anesthesiologists, Beverly Anesthesia Associates, Inc.
      • Robert Canelli, MD, FASA, Anesthesiologists, Boston Medical Center; Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine.
      • Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, FASA, Director, Acupuncture Services, Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School.
      • Mamatha Kadiyala, MD, FASA, Director of Thoracic Anesthesia at University of Massachusetts Medical School.
      • Maurice F. Joyce, MD, EdM, FASA a Anesthesiologist and Intensivist; Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts Medical Center. 
      • Ala Nozari, MD, PHD, FASA a Professor of Anesthesiology at Boston University and Vice Chair of Research at Boston Medical Center.

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