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

  The first SFGH Respiratory Care Seminar was on Post-Traumatic Respiratory Insufficiency and was held in 1982. It was organized by...
Dr. Behrends, a medical graduate of University of Gottingen, Germany, completed his anesthesia residency at University of Essen. He began...
UCSF Anesthesia and Perioperative Care faculty and trainees at the WARC 2017 meeting, held at OHSU.