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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left to right: Catherine Chen, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MS, and others at UCSF Anesthesia and Perioprattive Care Research Day
Physician-scientists face unique challenges as they navigate careers that include a substantial time commitment to research, high intensity...
Catherine Chen, MD, MPH, speaking at Anesthesia Research Day
In celebration of Women in Medicine month, and in recognition of the essential contributions of all of the women in the Department of...
Matthieu Legrand, MD, PhD
We are pleased to announce that the department has named Matthieu Legrand, MD, PhD as the inaugural Director of Clinical Research effective...

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