Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the flagship hospital of the BJC HealthCare system, is ranked among the top U.S. hospitals. It is proudly certified as a Level I Trauma Center, handling over 3,000 trauma cases annually.

The Charles F. Knight Emergency & Trauma Center (Adult) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital occupies the ground floor of a multistory building with surgical suites, radiology, laboratory, and essential services. The Trauma Center receives 95,000 ED visits annually.

The Trauma Anesthesiology Division features specialized faculty experts in resuscitation and the care of critically ill and injured patients. Their areas of expertise encompass cardiac anesthesia, critical care, and military medicine. These trauma anesthesiologists provide state-of-the-art preoperative care for patients with urgent or emergent surgical needs. They also play a pivotal role in managing and triaging cases across all anesthetic locations at WashU. Every patient admitted to the Emergency Department for level-one trauma receives dedicated support from the Trauma Anesthesia team. Barnes-Jewish Hospital operates a dedicated trauma operating room, consistently staffed 24/7 with an attending anesthesiologist, accompanied by either a CRNA or a Resident/Fellow physician.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine is a proud partner of the Trauma Anesthesiology Society.


As a renowned academic institution and a nationally recognized anesthesia residency, we are dedicated to providing trainees with a comprehensive and immersive experience in trauma anesthesia, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to excel in this dynamic and critical field. Residents rotate with the trauma team multiple times during their training, and they have a dedicated education curriculum, led by trauma faculty, to teach specifics of trauma care. In addition, Washington University is one of only a handful of programs around the nation that offer a fellowship in Trauma Anesthesia. With a distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research, our fellowship program offers an unparalleled platform for professional growth and advancement.


Washington University Department of Anesthesiology is world-renowned for its contributions to research. The Department supports research endeavors across all divisions, and the Trauma division is active in academic activities both within the WashU community as well as abroad.

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