Global Health Equity


The University of California San Francisco has led development of perioperative global health equity education and research in the United States and internationally. The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care has supported numerous global health equity initiatives for the past 25 years including initiatives such as Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery, the Center for Global Surgical Studies, and Operation Rainbow. In 2020, multiple initiatives and stakeholders, including the UCSF Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity and the UCSF Center for Global Surgical Studies, came together to form the UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA)

This Center is based at the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and is dedicated to increasing access to safe surgery and perioperative care worldwide. The Center’s multidisciplinary investigator team works on health equity challenges both domestically and internationally.

UCSF and the Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity are committed to supporting anesthesia trainee and faculty both at UCSF and at partnering institutions around the world.


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