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We are one of the largest anesthesiology departments in the nation with a long legacy of excellence in research, clinical care, and academics. Our department manages approximately 300,000 cases annually, covering an average of over 200 anesthetizing sites per day at over 20 hospitals and surgery centers. We host two residency programs, 10 clinical subspecialty fellowship training programs, and two NIH T32 research training programs.

Our vision is to be a national leader in anesthesiology and perioperative and pain medicine through a culture of compassion, teamwork, learning, discovery, and innovation. Our mission is to continuously strive for excellence in clinical care, teaching, research, biomedical innovation, and philanthropy.

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Read through our department news, updates, accomplishments, and stories. We have amazing people doing incredible things, so stay up-to-date with recent developments.

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See the full calendar of department events, lectures, and special occasions.

Silver and Gold Trophies

Read more about AUA members, FASAs, FASEs, and other distinctions in our department.

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Our History

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have always been at the forefront of groundbreaking advances in the field of anesthesiology.

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Life in Pittsburgh

Learn more about what Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas have to offer to new and longtime residents. Live, work, play, rest, love - whatever it is, you will find it here.

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Contact Us

Find contact information for different department divisions, see directions to our administrative offices, and get in touch with our team.

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Support our department to help educate, develop, and mentor the next generation of anesthesiology clinicians and researchers. Whether you give for education, research, innovation, or another area, you are making a real difference.

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Our communications team works on all aspects of department communication, including scientific writing and editing, content development, website management, social media, and other related work.

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Information Technology

Our information technology team works to ensure the seamless flow of information and work of technology services for our department faculty, residents and fellows, staff, and administration.

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Nexus is an e-magazine showcasing the latest news, contributions, accomplishments, and events from our department.