Department of Anesthesiology

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Utah Health. Our 87 faculty anesthesiologists, 39 resident anesthesiologists, and seventeen certified nurse anesthetists provide anesthetic services and pain management for over 35,000 patients each year. We provide patient care throughout the U of U Health system, the Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Shriners Hospital for Children. U of U Health system locations include the University of Utah Hospital, the University Orthopaedic Center, the Pain Management Center, the John A. Moran Eye Center, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, West Jordan Health Center, Farmington Health Center, and the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine. We strive to deliver anesthesia care with a priority on patient safety and comfort.

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Mar 08, 2017

Dr. Hopf selected for the 2017 Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women

As the director of faculty mentoring at the School of Medicine and the lead for the School of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science Program, she created a recurring seminar series and workshops through which she mentored faculty members. She’s also advised and mentored undergraduate and graduate level students through her American Women’s Medical Association and the Association of Future Female Physicians. Sandhya Ravichandran, a 2012 graduate of the U’s School of Medicine said “Dr. Hopf has been one of the most pivotal mentors during my medical education and training… She instills trust, achievement, and ambition in all of the women she has mentored over the years.”... Read More

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Apr 13, 2016

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The idea to develop Vapor-Clean was sparked by Sakata and partners Drs. Joseph Orr and Dwayne Westenskow’s first invention, the ANEClearTM—an anesthetic reversal device that allows patients to partially rebreathe their own exhaled carbon dioxide to clear inhaled anesthetics from the brain, reducing their time in the operating and recovery room. “We discovered that doctors at Cincinnati Children’s hospital were using the ANEClear to keep anesthetic vapors from coming out of the machine to protect MH-vulnerable patients,” says Sakata. “But ANEClear wasn’t designed to get the gases below the required 5ppm.” ... Read More


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