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.

Latest News

Musleh appointed Critical Care Ultrasound Co-director

Musleh appointed Critical Care Ultrasound Co-director
Amjad Musleh, MD, will serve as the critical care ultrasound co-director for the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Division. He will develop and sustain the point-of-care Critical Care Ultrasound program within the division and across the medical campus.

2022 Residency & Outstanding Teacher Award recipients announced

2022 Residency & Outstanding Teacher Award recipients announced
Every year, as the fourth-year residency class graduates, the Department of Anesthesiology likes to celebrate a select few residents who have made extraordinary accomplishments throughout the year. The graduating class also nominated a faculty member who has made the biggest impact on their clinical training for the annual outstanding teacher award. We’re delighted to announce this year’s residency and outstanding teacher award recipients!

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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

Orlandrea Hyche
Clinical Research Coordinator I

Helga Komen, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

David Moquin, MD
Instructor, Anesthesiology

Mitsukuni Yoshida
MD, PhD

PGY2 Resident & ASAP Scholar

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.

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.