WAAI Leadership

Don Arnold, MD,
President and CEO, Western Anesthesiology Associates, Inc

R. Bowen, MD, PhD,
Partner, WAAI,
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Connect to the resources and answers you want.  Anesthesia Planet membership provides a huge array of benefits and services to keep you up-to-date, while delivering valuable assets for every phase of your career. And it’s FREE to join.

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Working Professional:
M.D., D.O., C.R.N.A., A.A.

Grad & Post-Grad:
Fellows, Residents, Med School

4-year & 2 year colleges, High School Patients

Medical Professional (non-Anesthesia)

Our Agenda

The Anesthia Planet mission is to promote all aspects of the anesthesiology industry and provide the highest ethical guidelines. We strive to create a sense of community among professionals, help advance the objectives of all our members, and continue to raise awareness with the public and within the medical community.

Recognition Awards for Members

Anesthesia Planet is proud to recognize the best and the brightest in our industry with an annual award ceremony, held as a live Web Event. We recognize outstanding accomplishment not only by clinicians, educators, and researchers, but also by those involved in support, supply chain, marketing, public relations, and professional advocacy. You can nominate an individual you feel has made a significant contribution. Nominations are accepted in July, August, and September of each year with awards being announced December 15th.

Awards presented by Anesthesia Planet are coming soon.

Fill out a Nomination Form here.

Nomination Deadline: September 30th

  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Pain Management Award
  • Advocate of the Year Award
  • Most Dedicated CRNA Award
  • Anesthesiologist Team Leader Award
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Under-graduate Award
  • Outstanding Fellowship Award
  • Honorary Membership Award
  • Special Recognition Award


Your substantial contributions of funds, time, and resources strengthen our efforts to maintain the integrity of Anesthesia Planet by offering significant industry information, advancing public awareness, and providing key links to educational opportunities for the entire Anesthesia Care Team, medical students, and high school students interested in making this their career path. Your continued support is essential to the objective of our organization. We want to thank you in advance for your thoughtful gifts. Information on how you can make a direct donation here.

For additional information about individual and corporate sponsorships please contact us.

If you prefer to give a monetary contribution, please mail your check to:
Anesthesia Planet
Address P.O. Box 1548
St. Louis, MO 63105


Anesthesia Planet's leaders are continously engaging themselves in research projects.

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