Global Scholars Program

2018 Global Scholars Program – Applications will be available in February 2018.

Now its fourth year, the Global Scholars Program will provide support for young leaders in the specialty from low- and middle-income countries to participate in the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The program provides an opportunity to support the professional development with fewer resources and the development of the medical specialty of anesthesiology overseas.

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The 2017 ASA Global Scholars

Pictured from left at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 in Boston, MA: Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., ASA Charitable Foundation; Maryna Freigofer, M.D., Dnipro, Ukraine; Tsitsi Cimhundu-Sithole, M.B.B.S., M.D., Harare, Zimbabwe; Rohini Sigdel, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kaski, Nepal; Berend Mets, M.B., Ph.D., FRCA, Chair Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach. Not pictured: Maria Echeto Cerrato, M.D., San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

GHO Global Scholars 2017

The 2016 ASA Global Scholars Program

The Global Scholars Program provided support for young leaders in the specialty from low- and middle-income countries to participate in the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting held in October in Chicago, IL.


Dr. Ion Chesov

Dr. Ion Chesov

Head of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Clinic
Chisinau City Hospital
Republic of Moldova

Dr. Stella Chikumbagje

Dr. Singatiya Stella Chikumbanje

Specialist Anaesthetist
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Dr. Ninadini Shrestha

Dr. Ninadini Shrestha

Assistant Professor
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Dr. Rediet Shimeles Workneh

Dr. Rediet Shimeles Workneh

Assistant Professor
Addis Ababa University


The 2015 ASA Global Scholars Program

The ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting marked the launch of a new program designed to bring emerging leaders in anesthesiology from low-resource settings to our meeting. Participants will share their perspectives and be granted the opportunity to learn about the newest developments in the specialty and to build a network of international colleagues. These global scholars will be the educators, department chairs and national society presidents where anesthesiology, as a medical specialty, is in its infancy.


GHO Global Scholar Claudia Alvarez

Dr. Claudia Alvarez

Chief, Anesthesiology Department,
Hospital Center of the El Progreso area
Yoro, Honduras.

GHO Global Scholar Natsagdorj Batgombo

Dr. Natsagdorj Batgombo

Intermed Hospital
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

GHO Global Scholar Christopher Chanda

Dr. Christopher Chanda

University Teaching Hospital
Lusaka, Zambia.


Learn more

Read the ASA monitor article written by Dr. Alexander A. Hannenberg about the Global Scholars Program.