The Department of Anesthesiology has educational opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as continuing education events for professional anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Education in all facets is a cornerstone of our Department and we have earned a strong national reputation of educational excellence across the country. We continue to enhance our programs annually and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of educational innovation in our field.
The Department has ACGME accredited fellowships in Pain Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Regional and Acute Pain Medicine. We have many Clinical Instructorships offering advanced training in Quality and Patient Safety, Ambulatory Regional Anesthesia, Medical Simulation, Education Research, Obstetric Anesthesia, and Neuroanesthesia.
UVA Anesthesiology Education programs strongly believe that diversity in every form not only makes us stronger, but facilitates collaboration, aids in positive changes to the community, and is a core commitment of our education leadership. We strive to ensure everyone is welcome, safe, and valued in our programs.
68 core faculty who specialize in ICU, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiac, Adult Cardiac and Thoracic, Obstetric, Regional, Pain Medicine, Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Research.
To provide our patients with the highest quality perioperative, critical care and pain management
To educate our resident staff to be consummate practitioners and teachers, and
To contribute fundamental advancements in healthcare through state-of-the-art basic and clinical research.
Our faculty members staff approximately 62 anesthetic sites, 3 ICUs, and 2 pain clinics, performing or directing 43,000 anesthetic procedures in the course of a year. The Pain Management Center and the Acute Pain Service have been recognized with the American Pain Society Center of Excellence designation.
The Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program trains 60 anesthesiology residents and offers ACGME accredited fellowships in Pain Medicine, Critical Care, and Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain. The department also offers numerous opportunities for advanced training or 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.
The department’s research efforts involve dozens of faculty, residents, and staff in basic science and clinical research efforts. Our clinical investigators and PhD 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. Our Research in Education team is made up of 9 faculty with resident involvement each year and aims to rigorously study and develop novel educational and learning methods in medicine.