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Find information about the Master of Science degree in Anesthesia as part of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program at IU School of Medicine.

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program (Master of Science in Anesthesia)

Indiana University School of Medicine offers a Master of Science degree in Anesthesia as part of an Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. This program is a 28-month didactic curriculum that prepares learners for certification as Anesthesiologist Assistants.

Clinical Training

This graduate program offers access to world-class clinical facilities and simulation laboratories and is housed within one of the top academic health care centers in the Midwest. The IU School of Medicine Anesthesiologist Assistant Program is housed on the IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis campus, which is within walking-distance to IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Eskenazi Hospital and IU Health Methodist Hospital.


Curriculum for this program includes 28 months of intensive didactic sessions complemented by clinical rotations through a variety of subspecialties, including pediatrics, trauma, orthopedics, regional anesthesia, neuro and OB. The program, including classroom, laboratory and clinical requirements, prepares students for the certification examination offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants. At the successful conclusion of the program, students are awarded a Master of Science degree in Anesthesia.

Program Outcomes

Matriculation & Retention
Cohort Initial
Separated Voluntary
M & R
2025 21 - 1 95%
2024 21 - 2 91%
2023 18 1  - 94%
2022 16 - - 100%
2021 12 1 - 92%
 2020 12 - - 100%
2019 12 1 - 92%


Certification Exam Results
Cohort Examinees 1st Attempt
Total Pass
1st Pass
Total Pass
2023 17 17 17 100% 100%
2022 16 16 16 100% 100%
2021 11 11 11 100% 100%
12 12 100%
2019 11 10 11 91%
Total  67 66 67 98% 100%


Job Placement
Cohort Graduated Employed Placement
2023 17 17 100%
2022  16 16 100%
2021 11 11 100%
12 100%
2019 11 11 100%

What is a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant?

American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants website

Working as an Anesthesiologist Assistant


Learn about the admissions process, requirements and tuition for the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program.

Admissions Information

Accreditation and Affiliation

Indiana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association. Contact the Commission for questions about the accreditation of Indiana University.

The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Contact the Committee for questions about the accreditation of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The Anesthesiologist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistants (ARC-AA). Contact the Commission for questions about the accreditation status of the program.

Program Leadership

Program Director
27212-Bassi, Richard

Richard P. Bassi, MMSC, MED, CAA

Lecturer in Anesthesia

Medical Director
12715-Nakata, David

David A. Nakata, M.D., MBA

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Associate Program Director
41831-Evankovich, Samantha

Samantha A. Evankovich, MSA, MS, CAA

Lecturer in Anesthesia

Associate Program Director
50248-Steed, Alex

Alex M. Steed, MSA, CAA

Lecturer in Anesthesia

Assistant Program Director
48093-Chen, Wen

Wen L. Chen, MSA, CAA

Lecturer in Anesthesia

Program Coordinator

Chris Guagliardo, MTS

Department of Anesthesia
Indiana University School of Medicine
1130 West Michigan Street
Fesler Hall Room 204
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
317-278-2532 Phone
317-274-0256 Fax

Assistant Program Director
43671-Murphy, Kelsey

Kelsey Murphy, MMS

Lecturer in Anesthesia