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Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of clinical care to our patients, to guide the future development of our discipline, to train the next generation of leaders in Anesthesiology, and to facilitate ground-breaking discoveries in clinical, translational, and basic research.

Our faculty are committed to achieving excellence in clinical care and education, and they hold deep academic values. We continue to draw the brightest and most talented residents and attract and retain the top faculty under our historic Dome. Our programs in clinical training and basic and clinical research have represented the ideals of the specialty for decades.

Our long-term goal in education is to train residents to become future leaders in academic and clinical anesthesiology programs worldwide. We have an exceptional record in producing prominent anesthesiologists who have gone on to direct prestigious academic programs. In addition, we assist in the training of nurse anesthetists, who are instrumental players in our state-of-the-art operating rooms.

Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of Cardiovascular Biology, Cerebrovascular Biology, Neuroscience, Pulmonary Medicine, Acute & Chronic Pain, and Perioperative Medicine. In addition, we have innovative programs in Simulation Technology and Health Safety and Outcomes that are models for institutions throughout the world. Our faculty and trainees engage in multidisciplinary projects and collaborations while taking full advantage of the rich resources of the entire Hopkins community. Learning and discovery are translated into innovation throughout the department. The result is our rich history and exciting future as we seek to develop the next generation of innovative practitioners, educators, researchers, and leaders.

Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC