It is a great honor to serve as president of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA). With that honor, however, comes great responsibility. Many members may wonder, “What does the NYSSA president actually do?”

The president is responsible for leading the organization, ensuring that we stay on course as defined by our mission statement, coordinating activities and communicating with our members as well as with NYSSA leadership, our lobby team, our legislative council and other medical societies, including the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and ASA. Planning the year with an understanding of the broader picture is another key aspect of the president’s role. This involves being aware of our key objectives, organizing activities accordingly, and working within the scope of NYSSA policies and procedures.

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