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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Diversity and Inclusion News

Staff at the Anesthesia staff fair, October, 2019
As the healthcare and academic environments have become increasingly complex, and both UCSF and the Department of Anesthesia and...
Anesthesia Clinical Skills Session on Ultrasound
We’re pleased to announce the following UCSF Anesthesia and Perioperative Care faculty recognized for their commitment to excellence in...
Brian Cason leading his lab group in a discussion
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Brian Cason, MD, who was Chief of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at...

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