Pioneers in Perioperative Medicine

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Michael Gropper, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
The 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. Read Message from Chair
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Dr. Helen F. Frevel pictured in 1965 group photo of UCSF Anesthesia faculty and trainees
At the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, we have a long history of excellence and innovation in patient care,...
John Severinghaus speaking at the UCSF Anesthesia and Perioperative Care 50th Anniversary Gala in 2008
Pioneer, giant, visionary – these are just a few of the words that describe John Severinghaus and his work to advance anesthesia and...
Crop from a Respiratory Care teaching session at ZSFG, led by Byron Decuire, RT
For over 40 years, the Respiratory Care Services group at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has provided cutting edge and...

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