Anesthesiologists Worldwide

United States of America

1 Anesthesiologists for every 260 Patients (Number of Patients: 13.7 Million).

Republic of Ghana

1 Anesthesiologists for every 55,000 Patients (Number of Patients: 3.5 Million).


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Lifebox is a not-for-profit organization saving lives by improving the safety and quality of surgical care in low-resource countries.

GHO Alerts

October 23, 2015

Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program 2016

The GHO Committee is pleased to announce the application cycle for the 2016-17 scholarship program for U.S. anesthesiology residents to CURE hospitals in Addis Ababa, Etheiopia. Read more


October 2, 2015

CHIME Seeks Anesthesiologist for Volunteer Opportunity in Ecuador - May 13-20, 2016

CHIME (Children's Health International Medical Expeditions) provides free surgical services, medical education, equipment and supplies to help children in some of the world's poorest countries and is partnering with Healing The Children of Kentucky for their May expedition to Ecuador. For more information, contact Stephen Salzer, M.D. or visit the CHIME website.

September 21, 2015

GHO Announces 2015 Resident Humanitarian Award Recipient 

Congratulations to Meghan Prin, M.D., at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus on receiving the 2015 Resident Humanitarian Award. Read more about the award.

Disaster Relief Alerts

April 28, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Assistance

Due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, 1.4 million people are in need of food, water, sanitation and shelter and 15-20 percent will need surgery for related injuries, and many more for pain management. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit Doctors Without Borders, or visit International Medical Corps to make a donation. 

May 2, 2012

Disaster Relief Resources

For information on disaster relief, visit the Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness resource page.

About ASA: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.