Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Education and Training

From the operating rooms to the classroom and beyond in our world-class ASA-certified simulation center and local, national, and international stages, our educational programs strive to be the best.


Anesthesiology Residency Program

The mission of the Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh is to prepare physicians to be consultants in perioperative medicine and future leaders in the field. This goal is accomplished through broad supervised clinical experience, a comprehensive multi-faceted didactic series, and active research. Our department takes great pride in the educational focus that permeates all aspects of resident training.

Combined Anesthesiology-Pediatrics Residency Program

The University of Pittsburgh Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine are pleased to offer this dual board acceptable opportunity to train in both specialties. At the end of the five-year program, residents will be eligible to become board-certified in both pediatrics and anesthesiology. 

Clinical Fellowship Programs

We offer world-class opportunities for advanced training through our Clinical Fellowship Programs.

Medical Student Programs

We encourage involvement and engagement through a variety of academic, clinical, and social opportunities. Learn more about the Medical Student Programs.

Faculty Development Programs

We are committed to helping every faculty member achieve their maximum potential. To this end, we have developed a series of faculty professional development programs.


Our Faculty Fellow Advanced Scholarship Training Program (FFAST) provides financial support for faculty to pursue advanced degrees in health fields outside anesthesiology.

Research Education

Research Opportunities for Residents and Clinical Fellows help to educate and train the next generation of top anesthesiology physicians and researchers.

Continuing Education

We offer continuing education courses through the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER), a world-class multidisciplinary training and research facility.

Innovation Pathway

The UPMC Anesthesiology Innovation Pathway offers robust support for innovation projects in conjunction with a well-established network of innovation support both at The University of Pittsburgh and within the City of Pittsburgh’s innovation ecosystem. 

Educational Grant

Twice each year, departmental funds are made available to support new educational projects. 

Living in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a is a vibrant, mid-sized city with the feel of a small town.

Virtual Tour Videos

Videos and “virtual interviews” that give glimpses into some of our educational programs