MSA Committee on Rural Anesthesia

Mission Statement

The MSA Committee on Rural Anesthesia promotes high quality medical perioperative care and pain management, providing value and safety to patients of rural Michigan. By creating a network of members currently in or considering practice in Michigan’s small communities, the committee aims to facilitate these principles and further rewarding professional careers for rural anesthesiologists.

The practice of medicine, including anesthesiology, in rural communities can offer a great many rewards and challenges alike for both newly trained and well seasoned clinicians.  Anesthesiologists serving on the medical staff of small community and rural hospitals have the opportunity to provide an unique expertise in the medical and surgical care of patients along with offering mangement and administrative assistance to hospitals in their perioperative departments.

The MSA has established an ad hoc Committee on Rural Anesthesia Access to help open opportunity for anesthesiologists to practice in rural settings, in addition to reaching out to anesthesiologists already practicing in small communities.

MSA members serving currently on the committee are:

  • Greg Ghiardi
  • Wayne Fuller
  • Teresa Griffith
  • John LaGorio
  • Brett Sptel

The committee urges MSA members with a question or concern regarding the access or practice of rural anesthesia care in our state to contact us.