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The Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) is a physician organization committed to patient safety, educational advancement, and best possible anesthesia care. As a statewide organization of anesthesiologists, it serves patients, the public, lawmakers, physicians and other professionals by defining and advancing the standard of anesthesia care and supporting the practice of anesthesiology in the state of Minnesota.


Recent Updates

Legislative Update – Week ending Jan 13th

Legislative Update – Week ending Jan 13thThe legislature completed their first full week of activity this past week moving at a feverish pace early in the week to pass SF1/HF1 (insurance premium relief) out of committee and get it to the floor. The urgency on passing the insurance premium relief package comes in large part because the legislature…
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Letter From The President - January 2017

Dear colleagues, Teamwork is important. As we end the year, I would like to recognize all of you for your individual and collective contributions to our profession and society this past year. The most remarkable accomplishment of 2016 is the result of Safe VA Care initiative. On December 14th, the VA issued a final rule that preserves the VA's…
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Letter From The President - October 2016

Dear colleagues, First of all, I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the President of MSA. Despite my term starting prematurely, I will do my best to live up to the society’s expectations. I would like to thank the nomination committee and board of directors for electing me. I also would like to thank the committees’ chairs and their…
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After Life-Saving Call, Minnesota Doctors Looking At FaceTime Differently

CLICK HERE to read the full story.MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — What started as a standard procedure ended with a life-saving phone call.Bob Sandin went to his local hospital, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, to get a pacemaker this summer. But after the procedure, something didn’t look right.“There was something there that was not normal,”…
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Letter From The President - April 2016

Dear Colleagues,I am looking forward to seeing you at the spring meeting, which will be held April 23rd at the Intercontinental Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul. The meeting promises to be an excellent review of evidence-based regional anesthesia, with presentations from experts in the field including Dr. Joseph Neal, the previous…
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