Presidents

Each year during the Annual Session, the CSA House of Delegates elects the Society's President, a President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, Past President, a Speaker of the House of Delegates, and a Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates. Every two years, a Secretary, a Treasurer, an Assistant Secretary, an Assistant Treasurer, are elected. Every three years, the House elects the Director and the Alternate Director from California of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

For the office of the President, the House of Delegates elects an eligible member who consistently and enthusiastically demonstrates leadership ability and a high level of involvment within the CSA. The duties and expectations of all officers are outlined in the CSA Bylaws. According to the Bylaws (4.051 President), the President shall:

  • Endeavor efficiently to administer the affairs of this Society during the term of office;

  • Attempt in all ways possible to contribute to the welfare of the public through the medical specialty of anesthesiology, further the aims and activities of this Society to the fullest extent, and perform such other services as custom, necessity and parliamentary usage require;

  • Counsel with the officers, district directors, committee members and other individuals on matters pertaining to the improvements of this Society;

  • Shall appoint all non-elected committee members, committee chairs, and division members, in consultation with committee and division chairs, subject to approval by the Board of Directors;

  • Shall make other special appointments, including but not limited to representatives to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Carrier Advisory Committee for California, and Liaison to the Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center;

  • Serve as ex-officio member of all committees of this Society and Divisions;

  • Deliver a report to the House of Delegates at the close of the term of office; and

  • Perform such other duties as are provided in these Bylaws.

CSA Presidents

65 Mark Zakowski, MD 2016-17
64 James Moore, MD 2015-16
63 Paul Yost, MD 2014-15
62 Peter E. Sybert, MD 2013-14
61 Johnathan L. Pregler, MD 2012-13
60 Kenneth Y. Pauker, MD 2011-12
59 Narendra S. Trivedi, MD 2010-11
58 Linda B. Hertzberg, MD 2009-10
57 Michael W. Champeau, MD 2008-09
56 Virgil M. Airola, MD 2007-08
55 Mark A. Singleton, MD 2006-07
54 Edgar D. Canada, MD 2005-06
53 Linda J. Mason, MD 2004-05
52 H. Douglas Roberts, MD 2003-04
51 Patricia A. Dailey, MD 2002-03
50 Daniel J. Cole, MD 2001-02
49 Steven D. Goldfien, MD 2000-01
48 R. Lawrence Sullivan, Jr., MD 1999-00
47 Richard D. Fogdall, MD 1998-99
46 Benjamin Shwachman, MD 1997-98
45 *Patrick G. Burch, MD 1996-97
44 Rosemarie Marshall Johnson, MD 1995-96
43 J. Kent Garman, MD 1994-95
42 Richard E. Tirrell, MD 1993-94
41 Thomas W. Feeley, MD 1992-93
40 *Jack L. Moore, MD 1991-92
39 Thomas H. Cromwell, MD 1990-91
38 Stephen H. Jackson, MD 1989-90
37 Norman Levin, MD 1988-89
36 Thomas A. Joas, MD 1987-88
35 *Arthur O. McGowan, MD 1986-87
34 *Bernard D. Morgan, MD 1985-86
33 Peter L. McDermott, MD, PhD 1984-85
32 *Paul E. Thomas, MD 1983-84
31 Caryl J. Guth, MD 1982-83
30 Russell T. Jackson, MD 1981-82
29 Thomas T. Harkness, MD 1980-81
28 *Gerald Nudell, MD 1979-80
27 *Henry D. Green, MD 1978-79
26 *Solomon H. Statman, MD 1977-78
25 *Don R. King, MD 1976-77
24 Donald B. Dose, MD 1975-76
23 *Seymour Wallace, MD 1974-75
22 *Donald J. Lauber, MD 1973-74
21 *Gilbert E. Kinyon, MD 1972-73
20 *James L. Rhee, MD 1971-72
19 Harold L. Engel, MD 1970-71
18 *John R. Raymond, MD 1969-70
17 *Lewis H. Lambert, MD 1968-69
16 *Kathleen Belton, MD 1967-68
15 John S. Hattox, Jr., MD 1966-67
14 *Sam Denson, MD 1965-66
13 *James S. West, MD 1964-65
12 *Charles D. Anderson, MD 1963-64
11 *Robert W. Churchill, MD 1962-63
10 *Francis E. Guinney, MD 1961-62
9 *John P. Howard, MD 1960-61
8 *Marshall L. Skaggs, MD 1957-59
7 *H. Rupp, MD 1955-57
6 *Douglass H. Batten, MD 1953-55
5 *Bruce M. Anderson, MD 1952-53
4 *Ernest H. Warnock, MD 1951-52
3 *Gordon C. Langsdorf, MD 1950-51
2 *Forrest E. Leffingwell, MD 1949-50
1 *Charles F. McCuskey, MD 1948-49
* indicates deceased