Department and Faculty
The Department of Anesthesiology is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. Our team includes more than 110 staff anesthesiologists including 15 in the division of pediatric anesthesiology, 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. Members of the pediatric anesthesiology division 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.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Mayo Clinic anesthesiologists supervise more than 89,000 cases requiring anesthesia yearly of which approximately 7,000 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 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.
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, and the Mayo Eugenio Litta Childrens Hospital make up a modern, advanced facility providing services in cardiothoracic, vascular, orthopedic, plastic, ophthalmology, ENT, neuro- 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 an acute and chronic setting. In hospital pediatric patients with acute pain or regional catheters in place will be covered by the pediatric pain service which is staffed 24/7.
In addition, 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.