Chair's Welcome

The Department of Anesthesiology has a long tradition of excellence. We achieved departmental status in 1968 and have grown steadily since then both in volume and scope of anesthetic practice. We now treat roughly 30,000 patients a year in more than 45 clinical locations ranging from patient and ambulatory operating rooms to the maternity ward and the preadmission testing center At Yale-New Haven Hospital.

We conduct research in the basic, translational and clinical arenas and remain committed to developing and educating future physician scientists through such initiatives as our Resident Research Scholars Program.

In 1995 I became chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and chief of the Anesthesiology Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital. I took over a world-class department recognized for its research and clinical care, and I and the entire anesthesiology team are committed to building on that legacy of distinction established by our eminent predecessors.