If you or a loved one require anesthesia, would you want your care directed by a physician anesthesiologist with four years of medical school and four additional years of residency training, or would you feel comfortable in the hands of an unsupervised nurse anesthetist (CRNA) with only two to three years of graduate training?
Vilma A. Joseph, M.D. MPH, FASA
Team work is key in the perioperative setting and having a physician anesthesiologist supervising anesthesia care is crucial to patient safety.Read More
NYSSA Past President
Rose Berkun, M.D., FASA
It is our patients' right to have equal access to physician-led anesthesia care.Read More
Speaker of the NYSSA House
Tracey Straker, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., FASA
The Physician led care team working together for the safety of the patient is paramount. Our patients deserve the best care that education and experience can deliver.Read More
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Women Physicians
NYSSA 1st Assistant Secretary
Melinda A. Aquino, M.D.
Patient safety is our number one priority. The Physician-led team approach provides the patient with the highest level of care when seconds count.Read More
Physician anesthesiologists complete nearly twice as many years of higher education as nurse anesthetists and roughly five times more hours of clinical training. There simply is no comparison. A nurse cannot replace a physician. Who do you want protecting your life in an emergency?