Fellow of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA-F)

SAMBA is excited to offer this prestigious recognition status – Fellow of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA-F). SAMBA-F recognizes our qualified members for their service and dedication to advance patient care, their specialty and leadership and status among their peers within our field.

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How to Apply for SAMBA Fellow Status


  • SAMBA active member for at least three consecutive years
  • Attended SAMBA annual meeting at least once every two years for the past 6 years
  • Board certification in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology or equivalent for international members
  • Unrestricted medical license(s) , or equivalent for international members
  • Two letters of endorsement from active SAMBA members in good standing
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Must meet 6 qualifications within the past 5 years with at least 1 from each of the 2 categories listed below.


1. Professionalism/Leadership

  • Leadership position in SAMBA, or participation in SAMBA committee(s)
  • Leadership position in an ambulatory surgery center, office-based anesthesia, hospital or professional practices

2. Education/Scholarly Activities

  • Active involvement in teaching or mentoring activities
  • Speaker at SAMBA annual meeting or at international, national, or state Society meetings
  • Research in ambulatory anesthesiology
  • 3 publications (e.g., journal articles, web content, curriculum development, simulation scenarios)
  • Development of educational content (print, webinars, podcasts, digital)
  • Editorial board or Editor, scientific publication

Maintenance of SAMBA-Fellow Recognition Status

  • SAMBA annual meeting attendance at least once every three years
  • Maintenance of continuous SAMBA active or associate membership
  • Active medical license
  • After being awarded the SAMBA-F status, retiring members will enjoy this distinguished recognition for life without any of the above requirements for maintenance of status.


  • A one-time non-refundable application processing fee of $250 (subject to change)


  • SAMBA-Fellow will be recognized at the annual meeting with a certificate, custom designed lapel pin, name badge ribbon, and be listed on the SAMBA website as a SAMBA-Fellow
  • Opportunity to proudly use SAMBA-F in their signature noting this recognition
  • SAMBA Fellows are invited to participate in a SAMBA networking event with resident members to engage and mentor junior members
  • SAMBA Fellows will have access to a select community forum within the SAMBA membership via the website
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