Department of Anesthesiology

About the Department

The Department of Anesthesiology continues to develop and support the clinical, education, research and administrative missions of the Keck School of Medicine. Clinical experience and rigor remain mainstays of the graduate program, and the department looks forward to continuing its tradition of clinically responsive academic excellence.

Anesthesiologists specify the stress of surgery distinctive to each patient and then develop a tailored anesthesia care plan that maximizes the patient’s safety intraoperatively while minimizing the patient’s post-operative recovery period. We deliver highly specialized anesthesia services that match the acute clinical needs of our patients, surgical/specialist colleagues and new clinical programs.

About the Department of Anesthesiology

Holly A. Muir, MD Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Holly A. Muir, MD
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
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Clinical Activities

The Department of Anesthesiology supports not only the busiest penetrating trauma service in the United States, but also the clinical activities of Keck Hospital of USC which receives Medicare’s highest clinical severity index of all academic centers in the state. The complexity and diversity of available clinical services provides the department with one of its most compelling recruiting advantages.

The department supports clinical activity in the following areas: cardiac, critical care medicine, neuroanesthesia, obstetrics, orthopaedics, pediatric, pain medicine, transplant, thoracic, trauma and urology.

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Department News

Reception honors new and previous anesthesiology chairs

Faculty and staff from the Keck School of Medicine of USC gathered recently to welcome and pay tribute to the current and previous chairs of the Department of Anesthesiology. Holly Muir, MD, has been serving as chair since Jan. 1, succeeding Philip Lumb, MB, BS, MCCM, professor of anesthesiology, who served as chair of the
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Bioscience Business: Turning a Great Scientific Idea into a Commercial Product

Bioscience Business: Turning a Great Scientific Idea into a Commercial Product

03/30/2017
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, 1st floor conference room
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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