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

Chief Residents Announced for 2021-2022

Chief Residents Announced for 2021-2022
We are excited to announce the Anesthesiology Chief Residents for the next 2021-2022 academic year will be Ramya Baddigam, MD, Micaela Clark, MD, and Christian Guay, MD.

Featured Event

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33rd Annual
C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 28, 2021 | 4-5PM CDT
Virtual Event

“Trained immunity: from basic biology to therapeutic target”
Mihai Netea, MD, PhD

Dr. Netea’s contributions to science in the innovative field of trained immunity have been ground-breaking and he is one of the most authoritative scientists in the study of the immune system. 


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

Preeta George
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Teresa Hamman, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Surgical Critical Care

Ryan Pieterick
PGY3 Resident

Linda Yun
Manager of Clinical Trials and Operations – Interim

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.