MAAA Mission

The Missouri Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (MAAA) is a nonprofit organization and a component society of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants. Our mission includes political advocacy of the Anesthesiologist Assistant profession, commitment to the higest educational standards, and fundamental support of the Anesthesia Care Team.


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Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant Career

A Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) is a highly skilled healthcare professional who works under the direction of a licensed physician Anesthesiologist. A CAA works exclusively within the Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) model as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).


Employing CAAs

Are you interested in exploring opportunities to incorporate Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants in your anesthesia practice? We can answer your questions and connect you to the right individuals. Please use our contact form at the bottom of the page.

Professional Membership

This is an exciting time for the Missouri Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants! As employment opportunities in Missouri continue to grow, so does the number of CAAs working in the state. MAAA membership has experienced exponential growth over the past year as more CAAs understand the value of


Anesthesiologist Assistant Education

Prior to attending an Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) graduate program, students must complete a four year undergraduate college degree that includes satisfying pre-med requirements and meeting all admission requirements.



Learn about the similarities and differences between Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

Membership Benefits

What does the MAAA do for members? The MAAA works alongside the MSA and ASA to protect CAA practice in the state of Missouri. The MAAA intentionally engages in efforts to increase the Anesthesiologist Assistant's professional footprint in


Current MAAA Officers and Directors

Maggie Riffel, CAA


Meggan McCue, CAA

Vice President

Matt Vlach, CAA


Stephen Whitesides, CAA


Amanda Sharp, CAA


Tyler Werth, CAA


Adam Petersen, CAA

Political Representative

Board of Directors

Katie Drew, CAA Gina Phillips, CAA Mary Roberts, CAA


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