Pioneers in Perioperative Medicine

Dedicated to healing, teaching, and discovering for more than sixty years.


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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Anesthesia News

Pediatric procedure room at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco
The pediatric anesthesia teams at UC Davis and UCSF recently collaborated on an innovative Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows Bootcamp, hosted by...
From left to right: Raina Khan, MD and Jina Sinskey, MD
We’re thrilled to announce that Drs. Raina Khan and Jina Sinskey have been selected as recipients of Department of Anesthesia and...
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Sign
We are pleased to share that as of January 1, 2023, the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care will be providing anesthesia...