Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists
School of Medicine
Department Office: 3C444 School of Medicine
Department Chair: Talmage D. Egan, M.D.
Our 56 faculty anesthesiologists, 39 resident anesthesiologists, and 7 certified nurse anesthetists provide anesthetic services and pain management for over 20,000 patients each year at the University of Utah Hospital, the University of Utah Orthopedic Center, the Moran Eye Center, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, and the Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We strive to deliver anesthesia care with a priority on patient safety and comfort.
Our department has an active residency program that has maintained national prominence both clinically and academically for over twenty years. Excellent training is available for candidates interested in an academic, research, or private practice career. The department is an integral part of the School of Medicine and the residency program is approved by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Within the past ten years, 100% of our graduated anesthesiologists have obtained certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology.
In addition to resident training, we sponsor several postgraduate education opportunities:
The 60th Annual Update in Anesthesiology Postgraduate Review Course will be held in February at the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City Utah. This course will review recent advances in drug therapy, monitoring, regional anesthesia, transfusion medicine, and perioperative cardiac assessment.
The Perioperative Echocardiography Review Course is held each Spring. This course provides a comprehensive review of basic and advanced topics in perioperative echocardiography.
Our Center for Patient Simulation is offering a course on Simulation Training for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA® and MOCA-SUBS Critical Care) to anesthesia care providers on September 16, October 28 and November 11, 2016.
Significant anesthesia research is being conducted within our department. Research interests include clinical pharmacology and pharmacological modeling, pulmonary physiology, pain mechanisms and acute/chronic pain management, non-invasive medical devices, and clinical information visualization. We have several research centers, including the Anesthesiology Bioengineering Laboratory, the Pain Research Center, and the Pulmonary Research Laboratory.
Please see the Medicine, M.D. program page under the School of Medicine.
Medical Student Program
ANES 7040 (recommended for all students) and the following electives: ANES 7070 and ANES 7930 .
Fellowships and Assistantships
Contact the department office for details