The ASA Excellence in Education Award recognizes ASA members who have made outstanding contributions through demonstrated excellence in teaching, development of new teaching methods and/or implementation of innovative educational programs in anesthesiology. The nominee for this award must be an active ASA member in good standing who teaches students, residents, fellows or faculty in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited (or international equivalent) anesthesiology or subspecialty training program and spends at least 50 percent of his or her time on clinical activities. Physicians from academic or community practices that have training programs are eligible. Nominees should have a minimum of five years of experience in resident and/or continuing medical education.

Those who wish to submit nominations should include the following:

  1. A one-page cover letter summarizing why he or she believes the nominee should receive this recognition.

  2. A copy of the nominee's current resume or curriculum vitae.

  3. A letter of support from the nominee's department chair.

  4. Any additional supporting materials that are essential to impact the final decision of the Committee of Professional Oversight in selecting the reward recipient.

All nominations and supporting materials should be submitted to by May 17, 2021. The award recipient will be announced in June 2021, and will receive a plaque, an honorarium and reimbursement for hotel and travel, and per diem to accept the award at the ASA ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting.