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Innovative Residency
Our department is now offering two innovative residency tracks, one focused on Critical Care Medicine and another focused on Research.


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EuroNeuro 2014

EuroNeuro, a conference drawing together neuroanesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurointensivists, has established a William Young Memorial Lecture. On Thu, April 10th, 2014, Professor Adrian Gelb will give the inaugural lecture:

"The Things They Forgot To Teach About Cerebral Circulation"


5th Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship

UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research and the Department of Neurological Surgery present:

"Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: From Gene Discovery to Potential Therapy"

Douglas A. Marchuk, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Director, Duke University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Duke University

April 24, 2014
8:00am - 9:00am
Parnassus Campus, Nursing Building, N-225

For more information, call Phil Evans at (415) 206-3689


Welcome to UCSF Anesthesia

UCSF Anesthesia Chairman Michael GropperThe Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF was established in 1958 by Stuart Cullen MD. Since then, it has risen to become one of the preeminent Departments in the world. We are enormously proud of our tradition of outstanding patient care, research, and education. UCSF has a storied history of innovation in anesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine. For the last three years, the Department has been ranked #1 nationally in NIH-funded research. Important discoveries by the Department include the first use of CPAP in premature infants, key contributions to the pharmacology of muscle relaxants and inhaled anesthetics, first demonstration of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, and many others. We have robust research programs, spanning the range from ion channel structure and function, to clinical and translational research.

Our trainees have become leaders across the country. We are particularly proud of our residency program, which provides unequalled diversity of experience in a major university medical center (Moffitt-Long Hospital), the San Francisco Veterans Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital (Trauma), Mount Zion Hospital (NIH-designated Cancer Center), the UCSF Orthopedic Institute, and next year, the brand new Benioff Children's Hospital and Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital currently under construction in the Mission Bay neighborhood. We offer ACGME fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Cardiac Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, and many additional non-ACGME fellowships. The faculty is dedicated to teaching, nurturing, and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

Finally, we are fortunate to be located in San Francisco, in the middle of the most beautiful, diverse, and innovative part of America. We invite you to learn more about the Department.

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD
Professor and Acting Chair