Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

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    Welcome to Texas Society of Anesthesiologists


    It shall be the purpose of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists to advance, promote and support the practice of the medical specialty of Anesthesiology in the State of Texas.

    The TSA is a voluntary, non-profit association of over 3300 members interested in the medical specialty of Anesthesiology and it is a component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

    TSA provides CME programs; advocates at the legislative, regulatory and legal arenas; and through its representation at the ASA, TMA and AMA  it insures that TSA’s voice is heard at the state and national levels.

  • TSA Silent Auction

    The annual TSA silent auction is now
    open for bidding and will close on
    Monday, Sept. 28th at 8:00pm.

  • Dr. David Bryant

    TSA President Dr. David Bryant

    We are in unique times as we are amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The very fabric of practice in Texas was disrupted. We have many challenges for the coming year.

    As incoming president, I get to offer my thoughts on hope and what gives me optimism for the future advancement of our specialty and humankind despite the obstacles for each.

  • Dr. Evan Pivalizza

    TSA Past President Dr. Evan Pivalizza

    I trust that I have been able to advance the goals of this great organization and I am excited about our future after a most challenging year.

    I eagerly look forward to Dave Bryant’s guidance and leadership as incoming president and pledge my continued support to the TSA.

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Gov. Greg Abbott reauthorizes elective surgeries

Gov. Greg Abbott reauthorized non-emergent elective surgeries at hospitals as part of his executive orders issued Sept. 17. Executive Order GA-31 now allows elective surgeries in any state Trauma Service Area (TSA) in which hospitalized COVID-19 patients make up less than 15% of all hospitalizations for seven consecutive days. Only the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Victoria and Laredo TSAs are still excluded.

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TSA 2020 Annual Meeting

The TSA would like to thank its vendors without whose support the annual meeting would be unsustainable. We greatly rely on their involvement and want to extend our abiding appreciation of their commitment. Some of our vendors have chosen to roll over their support to next year for our 2021 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, where we expect to host a live meeting again. For this, we extend a special thank you. 

We would like to acknowledge the following companies for rolling over their support to 2021:

• 3M Healthcare
• Archibald & Associates
• Case Western Reserve University
• Pajunk Medical Systems
• ProAssurance
• Safersonic
• Tri-Anim 

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you next year at the TSA 2021 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, September 9th-12th. 


Evan G. Pivalizza, MD
TSA President  

Vijaya Gottumukkala, MBBS, MD, FRCA 
TSA Education Committee Chair 

COVID-19 Resources
TSA Member Spotlight


Udaya Padakandla, MD

President-Elect of the Denton County Medical Society


John Scott, Jr., DO

Appointed by Governor Abbott to the University of North Texas Board of Regents. Govenor's Announcement


Charles Cowles, MD

Elected interim chair of the Texas Medical Association's new Women in Medicine Section. Texas Medicine Article


Elizabeth Rebello, MD

Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Harris County Medical Society


Published in ASA Monitor

* Evan G. Pivalizza, MD

Recent Developments in Kidney Transplantation of Relevance for Anesthesiologists

* H. A. Tillmann Hein, MD
* Elizabeth Rebello, MD

Long-awaited United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <797> Revisions Explained

* Katherine B. Hagan, MD

Optimizing Care Through Collaboration and Communication

* Elizabeth Rebello, MD

Developing Your Human Side

* Stacy Norrell, MD
* Rhashedah Ekeoduru, MD

Preventing Physician Burnout by Providing Support During Crisis

* Lisa E. Weiss, MD
* Kristina Goff, MD

Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)


David Bryant, MD

Quoted in Texas Medicine


Mary Dale Peterson, MD

President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists


Gerald R. Callas, MD

Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees

AMA Medal of Valor


Sherif Z. Zaafran, MD

President Texas Medical Board


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