Department and Faculty
The Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is a highly integrated, collaborative group of anesthesiologists. Members of the department also conduct basic and clinical research and teach postgraduate and continuing education programs.
Mayo Clinic anesthesiologists in Phoenix and Scottsdale supervise more than 10,000 cases requiring anesthesia each year, 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.
The field of anesthesia changes continually with the introduction of new drugs, equipment, and surgical and radiological interventions. Department faculty 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.
There are nine board-certified pain medicine physicians in the department's Division of Pain Medicine. Fellows in pain medicine always work under the direct supervision of one of the pain medicine faculty members.
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 your training.
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 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 full advantage of these opportunities.