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. 

Train here,
thrive anywhere.™

Our training programs prepare tomorrow’s leaders in clinical and academic medicine.

 

 

number 4 in NIH anesthesia funding

Groundbreaking Research

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

 

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.

 

Latest News

Department ranks 4th in country in NIH funding

Department ranks 4th in country in NIH funding

The department received more than $13.2 million from the NIH, and seven faculty ranked in the top 100 for total NIH funding to individual anesthesia principal investigators.

 

Why we love St. Louis

Here you’ll find charming neighborhoods, vibrant cultural and culinary scenes, and plenty of fun for nature-lovers and urbanites alike – all packed into an incredibly affordable city.