Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Dr. Evan Pivalizza

    Dear Colleagues,
    To assist with your planning and management of patients with COVID-19 I am compiling helpful resources. I will continue to add to my list as information becomes available.

    Wishing you all a healthy outcome,
    Evan G. Pivalizza, M.D.
    TSA President


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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.

Executive Orders Expanding Hospital Capacity

Orders Suspend Elective Surgeries Across TX  

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending elective surgeries in 11 Trauma Service Areas to help ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients. The Governor’s previous Executive Orders included  Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties and Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb counties.

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


Meetings & CMEs

TSA Annual Meeting 2020
September 10-13, 2020
In-person meeting cancelled.
Virtual meeting details to follow

Free TMA COVID CME & Ethics Resources

Free Texas Prescription Monitoring Program CME - Ethics

Free Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training

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TSA 2020 Annual Meeting

Due to the current pandemic the TSA has cancelled its in-person 2020 Annual Meeting. We are grateful to our coordinators, speakers, presenters, sponsors, the Marriott and our staff for all the efforts and support they have contributed to the planning of this meeting. Logistics for a virtual event are being explored and updates will be posted as they become available. Please forward any questions you may have to

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American Society of Anesthesiologists

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Anesthesia Quality Institute

Hurricane Harvey

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