Founded in 1975, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA®) is the national organization dedicated to the ethical advancement of the Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) profession and to excellence in patient care through education, advocacy, and promotion of the Anesthesia Care Team.  With more than 1,500 members, AAAA® leads initiatives to license CAAs throughout the U.S.


  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Professionalism

Definition and Purpose

The AAAA® is a non-profit association of graduates from CAHEA-AMA/CAAHEP accredited training programs specializing in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

The purpose of the Academy is to:
  • Establish and maintain the standards of the profession by fostering and encouraging continuing education and research to all graduate Anesthesiologist Assistants and enrolled students of accredited programs.
  • Represent the interests of the profession
  • Initiate and cultivate relationships with other organizations of health care providers.
  • Instill confidence in the public by adhering to established ethical norms and legal constraints

Encouraging the skilled and compassionate practice of anesthesia with respect for human dignity and the rights of patients in their care