About the Department of Anesthesiology

about anesthesiology

Charting a patient’s safe passage through the operative experience and beyond

The Department of Anesthesiology provides state-of-the-art-care for patients undergoing all types of surgical procedures. Because the discipline has become so specialized, we have subspecialty/fellowship trained anesthesia faculty available in areas such as cardiac, critical care, neuroanesthesia, organ transplantation, pain medicine and trauma.

Facts & Figures

  • 72 residents
  • Nine fellows in five fellowship programs
  • 40 (up to 60 total) Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) in a 3-year doctoral program in nurse anesthesia practice (DNAP).
  • 60-70 medical students experiencing rotations through the department annually
  • 66 anesthetizing locations supported daily

Our Mission

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The mission of the Department of Anesthesiology is to advance the Keck School of Medicine of USC by providing the highest quality anesthesiology training programs, the highest quality patient care, and by advancing the field of anesthesiology through our educational and research efforts. The Department of Anesthesiology values visionary leadership at all ranks that promotes and safeguards an organizational culture of respect for all individuals—patients, faculty and staff, collaboration and shared knowledge among all caregivers, responsiveness to all questions, honesty in all transactions and scientific evidence-based decision making.