Gain recognition for your achievements in anesthesiology education.


To promote the connection between education and superior patient care, the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement and sharing of anesthesiology knowledge. Please nominate yourself for this joint American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) award.

Recipients will receive a certificate, reserved seating and recognition at the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting, and an announcement on the ASA and SEA websites.

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Acceptance and qualification criteria 

To be considered for the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award, you should be: 

  • An ASA or SEA member in good standing
  • Able to provide reference letters from your chair or other institutional leader, as well as two colleagues or peers

The Distinguished Educator Award celebrates anesthesiologist educators who are dedicated to teaching and advancing anesthesiology or other healthcare education. They will have pursued unique opportunities in education-related leadership in their departments, institutions, professional societies, or specialty. In addition, they often will have published high quality education-related peer-reviewed articles that provide new insights into anesthesiology or other healthcare education. Many awardees will have made education-related presentations at national specialty or education meetings and attained national visibility for their education efforts.

Earning this award may help those in academia gain academic promotion. It also provides a distinction of merit, even to those at advanced academic ranks. Therefore, it is appropriate for senior anesthesiologists to apply for the award even if they are quite advanced in their careers and anesthesia education contributions.

Nomination and award timing

Nominations are accepted year-round, with award recipients announced monthly. There is no cost to apply.