Department and Faculty
The Department of Anesthesiology is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. Our team includes more than 105 staff doctors, 60 residents, 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 and clinical research, teach postgraduate and continuing education programs all over the world, and are leaders in anesthesia-related societies and communities.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Mayo Clinic anesthesiologists supervise more than 89,000 cases requiring anesthesia yearly, assisted by skilled nurse anesthetists and state-of-the-art equipment. 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 anesthesia 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.
The nature of multispecialty anesthesia services requires that anesthesiology team members can be found at various locations throughout the Mayo Clinic campus:
Saint Marys Hospital
Part of Mayo Clinic, this is a modern advanced facility providing services in cardiothoracic, vascular, orthopedic, plastic, ophthalmology, ENT, neuro- and pediatric surgeries. The department provides anesthesia, sedation care, intensive care, and pain medicine services to more than 7,000 patients each year at 65 locations within this hospital. The surgical suite consists of 58 operating rooms, performing more than 26,000 anesthetic procedures yearly.
Rochester Methodist Hospital
Also part of Mayo Clinic, this is a modern advanced facility providing services in orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, general and transplant surgeries. The department provides anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine services to more than 6,000 patients each year at 35 locations within this hospital. Unique to this hospital is the very busy elective orthopedic practice. Most patients in this practice receive regional anesthesia for intraoperative anesthesia, postoperative analgesia, or both. The surgical suite consists of 41 operating rooms, performing more than 21,000 anesthetic procedures yearly.
In addition to these two major locations, anesthesia team members provide services at several "outfield" locations, including the newly formed Gonda 15 outpatient surgery center and radiology suites (CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound); and all 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 field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training.
You will be assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also will serve 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 noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.
Residents and alumni