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Humanitarian Award Winner Mark Newton MD

Mark W. Newton, M.D.

Congratulations to Mark W. Newton, M.D. winner of the 2016 Nicholas Greene, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Learn more ›


Global Scholars Program GHO

Global Scholars Program

ASA's Global Scholars Program provides support for young leaders to participate in ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 in Boston. Deadline is April 15, 2017. Learn more ›


GHO Anesthesia Alerts

May 4, 2017

Volunteer anesthsiogist needed for Haiti orthopedic mission July 23-28, 2017 O July 23-28, 2017

Operation Rainbow at Adventist Hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti has volunteer opportunities for two anesthesiologists, or one anesthesiologist and a resident. Volunteers should be flexible and the working environment is comfortable and clean. An anesthesiologist who is handy with regional blocks is preferred. Interested volunteers should contact John Herzenberg, M.D. directly by email at


March 23, 2017

National Health Workforce Faculty Opportunities January 2017 - June 2018 in Liberia

In collaboration with the Liberian Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Mount Sinai is seeking to recruit and deploy faculty interested in serving year-long Anesthesiology positions to work with Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons at urban and rural teaching hospitals. Currently, Liberia currently has only one Anesthesiologist for a population of over 4 million people. To learn more please contact Molly Lieber at


February 22, 2017

Anesthesia Opportunity in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, April 22-29, 2017

Anesthesia help is needed for an upcoming trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, sponsored by the Touching Hands Project, the outreach arm of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand. The trip is scheduled for April 22-29 and involves about 50 surgeries, pediatric and adult, primarily upper extremity with some nerve transfer/ brachial plexus patients. For more information visit or contact Julia A. Katarincic, M.D. at


February 8, 2017

Funded Combined Critical Care Anesthesia opportunity in Botswana

Beth Israel in Boston has a longstanding partnership with a district hospital in Botswana. The ICU is well-resourced but not well-staffed. Seeking physician who will do well personally and clinically. This is a great opportunity for a global health anesthesiologist who wants to be on the ground. This position is funded by Beth Israel. Visit the CASIEF website for more information.


February 1, 2017

Overseas Teaching Program, Rwanda

The GHO Overseas Teaching Program in Rwanda will begin recruiting for the 2018 program soon. For more information visit our program page.


January 11, 2017

St Lukes Foundation Hospital - Humanitarian opportunity in Haiti March 26th – April 1, 2017

Anesthesiologist needed for 1 week humanitarian visit to Haiti March 26th – April 1st. St Lukes Foundation Hospital outside of Port au Prince. Well-established operating rooms with mostly elective surgery and mostly regional anesthesia techniques expected. Committed group includes general surgeon experienced in Haitian missions and CRNA new to mission work. See for information. Please contact Dr John Mayberry, Boise, ID at or 503-330-7728.


November 28, 2016

Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program 2017-2018

The American Society of Anesthesiologists Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO) committee is pleased to announce the application cycle for the 2017-2018 scholarship program for U.S. Anesthesiology residents to spend a month in a resource poor setting.  The site for the rotation will be a CURE Hospital in Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi or Kenya or a GHO affiliated site in Rwanda or Guyana. Covered expenses include travel, lodging, meals, visa, vaccinations and medical insurance. For more information visit our program page.


November 3, 2016

New Educational Partnership in Georgetown, Guyana

The ASA - GHO has partnered with the Canadian Anesthesiology Society to provide educational support through a new Overseas Teaching Program in Georgetown, Guyana. Volunteers are needed. Visit the program page for more information. Read more about the current program in the November ASA Monitor article.


May 14, 2016

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is seeking anesthesiologists for surgical missions in the Middle East

PCRF is a 20-year-old American nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization which arranges volunteer missions to treat sick or injured children, regardless of religion or politics ( We are looking for volunteers in anesthesia to join our missions in the Middle East. We cover all expenses, logistics, and accommodations. For more information on joining a surgical team, please contact Steve Sosebee at



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