In the framework of the Yugoslav Association of Anaesthesiologists a certain number of anaesthesiologists from Macedonia were educated in Belgrade by Dr. P. Shackleton and Dr. R. Davies from England in 1945. Dr Risto Ivanovski was the first doctor to be educated by them. In 1961 the first certificate in anaesthesiology specialization was issued to Dr. Vladimir Andonov by the Ministry of Health of Republic of Macedonia. Certainly, the most important person in the development of anesthesiology as a science in R. Macedonia is Prof. Dr. Vladimir Andonov. İn 1962 the first Section for Anaesthesiology was established in the framework of the Macedonian Doctors’ Association and YUARIL. The first President was Associated Professor Dr. R. Ivanovski. In 1990 Macedonia became an independent country and Macedonian Sociaty of Anaestehsiology became Macedonian Association of the doctors of anaesthesia, resuscitation and intensive care. The first President was Prof. Dr. Ordan Nojkov for two mandates – 8 years. 1996 The first Congress of the Macedonian Society of Anaesthesiology was organized. The President of the Organizing Committee was Prof. Dr. O. Nojkov. It took place in Ohrid. Macedonian Societies of Anaestehsiology and Intensive Care became regular members of European and World federation of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (WFSA, WFSICCM).
The following anesthesiologists were presidents of the Macedonian society of anesthesiologists since its foundation in 1962: Prof. Dr. Risto Ivanovski, Prof. Dr. Vladimir Andonov, Dr Milorad Janevski, Ass. Prof. Lazar Shendov, Dr. Petar Duljanov, Prim. Dr. Borche Micevski, Prim. Dr. Sime Janevski, Prim. Dr. Dimitar Sekulovski, Dr. Vujica Stojanovic, Prof. Dr. Jordan Nojkov, Ass. Prof. Dr. Violeta Miloshevska, Prof. Dr. Marija Sholjakova, Dr. Zvonko Krstevski, Prof. Dr. Mirjana Shosholcheva and Ass. Prof. Dr. Andrijan Kartalov.
MSA has managed to raise the level of education of Macedonian anesthesiologists through organizing Sectional meetings and workshops where besides lecturers from our country there were regular participation of foreign lecturers from different areas of anesthesiology and intensive care.
President: Dr. Maja Mojsova Mijovska