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

Philip D. Lumb, MB, BS, MCCM Professor of Anesthesiology Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Philip D. Lumb, MB, BS, MCCM
Professor 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

J. Jacques Carter, past-president of the Harvard T.H. Chan Alumni Association and chair of the Nominations Committee, presents Carol Peden with the 2016 Public Health Innovator Award.

Anesthesiology professor recognized for public health innovation

Carol Peden, MD, MPH, professor of clinical anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and executive director of the USC Center for Health System Innovation, received the 2016 Public Health Innovator Award from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at a special ceremony held at the school on Sept. 24. The award
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Keck School Events

6th Annual USC Hands-On Neuro-Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology Residents

6th Annual USC Hands-On Neuro-Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology Residents

01/27/2016 - 01/28/2017
Keck School of Medicine, Surgical Skills Simulation and Education Center, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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