Anesthesiology Department

Anesthesiology Department

george, keith, ashley

Residency information

Research programs

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia is committed to quality clinical care, outstanding educational offerings, and cutting edge research.

Our faculty members staff approximately 40 anesthetics sites and 3 ICUs on any given day, performing or directing 31,000 anesthetic procedures in the course of a year.  The Pain Management Center and the Acute Pain Service recently were designated as an American Pain Society Center of Excellence.


The Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program trains 58 anesthesiology interns and residents. Post graduate training is available to five pain medicine fellows and one fellow in critical care anesthesia.  Medical students complete a required clerkship in their 3rd year, including time in the American Society of Anesthesiology endorsed UVA Medical Simulation Center.  Elective and research opportunities are available during the 4th year.

Fall Symposium November 1, 2014

The department is pleased to present a Fall Symposium on ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Aimed at a broad spectrum of trainees, professionals, and hopsital administrators, the one-day conference will focus on both evidence for the use of the ERAS protocols and implementation.

The symposium is offered free of charge, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Masimo, Pacira, and Mallinckrodt. Online registration, including lunch and dinner, is now available.

For more information, see the conference brochure.


The department's research efforts involve dozens of faculty, residents, and staff in basic science and clinical research efforts. Three M.D., Ph.D. clinical investigators and three Ph.D. researchers maintain active basic science laboratories conducting anesthesiology-related investigations with support from post-docs, fellows, residents, and graduate students.  Many of our faculty members are involved in clinical research, supported by a staff of clinical research coordinators and post doctorate research fellows. The Technology in Anesthesia and Critical Care Group focuses attention on biomedical devices and includes faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the School of Medicine.