Department of Anesthesiology

anesthesia machines

The department of Anesthesiology provides state of the art care for patients undergoing all types of surgical procedures. Because the discipline has become so subspecialized, faculty is available in areas such as cardiac anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, pain management, and organ transplantation.

Welcome to our new CA1 residents:
Rita Avakian
Brian Bensadigh
Joseph Chang
Bryan Chow
Romerson Dimla
Sona Doshi
Mohamed Eloustaz
Anoosh Javaherian
Daniel Leach
David Lee
Paul Lee
Alea Morrison
Shikha Nepal
Ronald Nguyen
Ellen Phamduong
Sydney Selzer
Thang Tran
Carly Wachi

Department Highlights

The University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Anesthesiology Residency Program is now a Categorical Residency Program. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have; contact the Residency Coordinator, Nancy Curtiss at

Western Anesthesia Residents' Conference, WARC 2014

Philip D. Lumb, MB, BS, MCCM
Completed term: Past Chancellor, American College of Critical Care Medicine
Elected: President, World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Presented: Distincion Honorifica, Colegio Medico del Peru
Presented President’s Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member Scientific Program Committee, A.P.I.C.E.14, Trieste, Italy

Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD
Member, Russian Academy of Medical Science
Board Member, Ukraine Society of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Professor, International Heart School, Bergamo, Italy

Dr. Vladimir Zelman in the news (articles in "The Weekly"):
   Congratulations to Dr. Zelman on his  election to the Russian Academy of Sciences.
   The Ukrainian city of Skvira recently named its regional general hospital in honor of Dr. Vladimir Zelman (his hometown).
   Dr. Zelman's Endowed Lectureship established. 


Philip D. Lumb, MB, BS, MCCM
Section Editor for International Critical Care, Critical Care
US Editor, Intensive Care Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Critical Care

Jeffrey Lee, MD
Associate Editor, Obstetric Anesthesia Digest

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