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.

 

 

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

 

 

Latest News

Omokhaye Higo, MD, accepts POD 5 Leader role

Omokhaye Higo, MD, accepts POD 5 Leader role

Dr. Higo will help provide clinical guidance in one of the busiest and highest acuity surgical PODs on the BJH campus. He will collaborate with our surgical and BJH partners and support our clinical staff in promoting patient safety and quality, and efficiency of perioperative care.

 

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