pictured left to right: George F. Rich, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, UVA Department of Anesthesiology; David S. Wilkes, M.D., Dean, UVA School of Medicine; Julie L. Huffmyer, M.D., Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia is committed to quality clinical care, outstanding educational offerings, and cutting edge research.

Patient Care

Our faculty members staff approximately 54 anesthetic sites, 3 ICUs units and 2 Pain Clinics on any given day, performing or directing 38,000 anesthetic procedures in the course of a year.  The Pain Management Center and the Acute Pain Service recently were designated as an American Pain Society Center of Excellence.


The Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program trains 58 anesthesiology interns and residents. Post graduate training is available to six pain medicine fellows and two fellows in critical care anesthesia.  The department also offers numerous opportunities for advanced training (non-accredited “fellowships”) in medical simulation, education research, quality and safety, obstetrics, regional, and neuro anesthesia. Medical students complete a required perioperative clerkship in their third year, including time in the American Society of Anesthesiology endorsed UVA Medical Simulation Center. Elective and research opportunities are available during the fourth year.


We are currently recruiting for the Harold Carron Professor of Anesthesiology

The department’s research efforts involve dozens of faculty, residents, and staff in basic science and clinical research efforts.  Our clinical investigators and Ph.D. researchers maintain active basic science laboratories conducting anesthesiology-related investigations with support from post-docs, fellows, residents, and graduate students.  Many of our faculty members are involved in clinical research, supported by a staff of clinical research coordinators and post doctorate research fellows. The Technology in Anesthesia and Critical Care Group focuses attention on biomedical devices and includes faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the School of Medicine.

Statement of Inclusion

The University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology strives to promote a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion. We embrace and appreciate all individual qualities and perspectives of our resident/fellow trainees as well as our nurse anesthetists, faculty, staff, and patients.  Each day we actively work to transform our culture to promote diversity and inclusion with excellence in clinical care, education, and research.  We believe that diversity not only makes us stronger, facilitates collaboration, and aids in positive changes to the Department, but it is a core commitment and strength of the University.  We are committed to ensuring everyone is welcome, safe, and valued at UVA Health System.