Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the most successful and innovative anesthesiology programs in the U.S. We have a long and rich history of excellence in the multi-faceted missions of collaborative patient care, education, and research.
We invite you to explore our department website and join our vibrant community.
Our training programs prepare tomorrow’s leaders in clinical and academic medicine.
The department is heavily funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and has ranked among the top five anesthesiology departments in NIH dollars for over 15 years.
Committed to providing exceptional patient care
We work collaboratively with our partners at Washington University School of Medicine and the nationally ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital system to continuously improve the health and well-being of the people in our community. We take pride in being leaders in the rapidly-advancing field of anesthesiology – encompassing perioperative medicine, peripartum and critical care, and pain management.
Featured Anesthesiology Department Members
David Eisenbath, CRNA
Mike Havenar, ACNP
Mike is the Compliance and Outreach Lead Nurse Practitioner with the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, and he has been with the department for 11 years. He was born and raised in central Illinois but moved to the St. Louis area for college and completed his undergraduate training at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and graduate training at Saint Louis University. Before going to grad school, Mike was a travel nurse for three years and lived in Arizona, South Florida, and Southern California. Outside of work, Mike has a passion for international travel, SCUBA diving, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog, Leo.
Jiaxin Huang, MD
Department Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Our department is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). See the latest departmental updates and resources on the coronavirus page.
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