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Working for the Department of Anesthesia at UCSF

Learn more about our culture, our people, and why you should come work with us.

The UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care is globally recognized for its outstanding contributions to medical research, education, and clinical care. Boasting a rich history of medical breakthroughs, the department is credited for pioneering innovative anesthetic techniques and perioperative practices that have significantly advanced the field of anesthesia and improved patient outcomes.

The department’s teams of highly skilled anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, anesthesia technicians, CRNAs, postdocs, and staff work together to provide comprehensive perioperative care, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care in a safe and comfortable environment. The faculty are leaders in their respective specialties, with a commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and discovery. We offer a platform for expression and involvement in creative pursuits and the opportunity to contribute to projects tailored to specific communities.

Working with great people

Choosing to work in our department provides an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the most respected professionals in the field and be a part of UCSF’s tradition of groundbreaking research. The department values diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration, and is committed to the professional growth and development of its staff. 

Prospective faculty

For international applicants, UCSF and the Department of Anesthesia offer distinctive benefits. These include granting attending status automatically, without taking exams, for individuals from specific countries. Additionally, faculty gain insight into the daily workings of a leading medical institution, aiding in the transfer of acquired skills upon their return home. Moreover, they have the opportunity to engage in complex surgical procedures at UCSF, gaining invaluable hands-on experience typically unavailable in their home countries. International faculty members can expect to find a diverse array of non-clinical opportunities available, including expansive research endeavors, teaching commitments, involvement in quality assurance projects with measurable outcomes, and engagement in global health initiatives, including regular international aid efforts. 

Our community

San Francisco's cosmopolitan atmosphere facilitates networking and cultural exchange, fostering connections with both local residents and individuals from diverse international backgrounds. Here, you will be part of a team that is shaping the future of anesthesia and perioperative care, contributing to the advancement of medicine, and making a difference in the lives of patients.