Pioneers in Perioperative Medicine

Dedicated to healing, teaching, and discovering for more than fifty 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 more
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Anesthesia News

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Lucero, MD as the Department’s inaugural Director of Diversity and Inclusion.  Dr....
We would like to share with the entire department the continuing success for our faculty in obtaining research funding. Please join us in...
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