In spite of gains in the overall number of women in the field of anesthesiology, gender disparities remain in leadership positions.

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 clinical work, and expectations of roles in mentoring, education, and service.

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 Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, we will provide highlights of the many extraordinary women in anesthesia throughout the month of September.

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 November 1, 2021.