The Department of Anesthesiology is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. The team has more than 140 staff physicians, including 20 in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology; 54 resident physicians; more than 200 nurse anesthetists; and 150 respiratory therapists. All are committed to providing the best care possible to patients requiring anesthesia, intensive care and pain management.
A considerable number of our faculty conduct basic science and clinical research, teach postgraduate and continuing education programs all over the world, and are leaders in anesthesia-related societies and communities.
Members of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology oversee the care of children in the operating rooms, the intensive care unit, both acute and chronic pain services, the pediatric preoperative evaluation clinic, and the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center. Our pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists and intensivists oversee the care of all ECMO patients, regardless of age.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, Mayo Clinic anesthesiologists supervise more than 100,000 cases requiring anesthesia yearly, of which approximately 11,000 are pediatric. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in the anesthetic management of patients of all ages.
The field of anesthesiology changes continually with the introduction of new drugs, equipment, and surgical and radiological interventions. Department members are organized into subspecialty groups, each focusing on a segment of anesthesiology. Their expertise is a resource for everyone, enabling the department to stay at the forefront of the specialty.
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, which includes Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, is a modern, advanced facility providing services in cardiothoracic, vascular, orthopedic, plastic, ophthalmology, ENT, neurologic and pediatric surgeries. All aspects of pediatric surgical and anesthesia care are part of the Mayo Clinic pediatric anesthesia practice.
Members of the pediatric anesthesia practice also provide care to pediatric pain patients in acute and chronic settings. In the hospital, pediatric patients with acute pain or regional catheters are covered by the pediatric pain service, which is staffed 24/7.
In addition, anesthesia team members provide services at several outfield locations, including the Gonda outpatient surgery center and radiology suites (CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound). Anesthesiology residents and faculty form part of the emergency response teams throughout the Mayo Clinic campus.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge and are recognized leaders in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.