WHAT WE DO
To advance and further patient safety and the practice of anesthesiology in Illinois through education, representation and advocacy of the Illinois anesthesiologist.
ILLINOIS VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN
94% want a physician led team administering anesthesia for their family (only 4% want a nurse anesthetist without physician supervision).
64% oppose Illinois legislation permiting nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia & respond to anesthesia emergencies without the involvement of a physician.
The Legislative Journey to Independence Practice
ISA believes that only physicians have the clinical expertise and training to exercise independent medical judgment.
LEGISLATION TO LICENSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS: HB3205
With passage of this bill, Illinois will join most states in midwest which already license AAs and will allow AAs from Illinois working in other states to return to their home state.
The new avalanche of administrative requirements with ICD10, MACRA, and every other acronym seems overwhelming if not depressing. It’s a great feeling to discover that no anesthesiologist is alone in this modern world. Illinois has an amazing talent pool to meet any challenge. Being a member of ISA helps me feel good about being a physician these days
Lobby Day 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Join us in Springfield as we bring our message that patients in Illinois expect physician-led care.
ISA House of Delegates
ISA new President Ori Gottlieb, MD congratulating Gary Tzeng, MD on his successful year as ISA President.
LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Gary Tzeng, MD ISA President 2017-2018 As always, the ASA Annual Meeting was full of meaningful educational, workshop and networking opportunities. SF remains a beautiful city that surprised this year’s attendees with great weather and yet challenged us with a labor...
Ori Gottlieb, MDISA President, 2018-2019 At the House of Delegates' meeting, I took off my suit jacket and put on my lab coat. I hung a stethoscope around my neck and introduced myself as Dr. Gottlieb. I encouraged all of you to do the same when meeting your patients....
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We are the community for Illinois’ anesthesiologists – creating opportunities for learning, connecting, and sharing best practices while advocating for our profession.