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Department of Anesthesiology

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  We are an academic practice focused on the traditional triad of missions of a university based department.  We seek to serve humanity through world‐class clinical care, innovative training, and impactful research in anesthesiology, perioperative & pain medicine.  We endeavor to put the patient first in the clinic, classroom, and laboratory.

The Department makes important contributions to the high quality and safe care for which University of Utah Health is well known.  Our clinical and research activities are especially remarkable for excellence in total intravenous anesthesia, ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, perioperative echocardiography, and pain management.  The Department also has a substantial track record in entrepreneurially oriented research, with numerous successful spinoff companies marketing products domestically and internationally.  Our residency and fellowship programs produce highly sought after medical professionals who elevate the practice wherever they land.

The Department’s footprint extends across the University of Utah campus and beyond.  Our clinical, training, and research activities on campus take place at the University of Utah Hospital, the Clinical Neuroscience Center, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, the Orthopaedic Center, the Moran Eye Center, and Primary Children’s Hospital.  We also provide services at two multispecialty clinics with ambulatory surgery centers in South Jordan and Farmington, Utah.  The Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children are other venues at which our teams practice, train, and conduct research.  We deliver anesthetics for nearly 50,000 surgical cases and 5000 deliveries per year.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the Department and its people.  Our faculty, residents, and staff underpin all of our success.  We are working tirelessly to make anesthesia, perioperative care, and pain management better for everyone, every day.

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The University of Utah Office of Health Equity & Inclusion and Graduate Medical Education Office are Sponsoring Two Virtual Inclusion Socials
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Sep 10, 2021

The University of Utah Office of Health Equity & Inclusion and Graduate Medical Education Office are Sponsoring Two Virtual Inclusion Socials

We wanted to let you know the University of Utah Office of Health Equity & Inclusion and Graduate Medical Education Office are sponsoring a two virtual inclusion socials. The first event is coming up quickly on Monday, September 13th, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to welcome and recruit trainees from underrepresented/historically excluded groups to Utah.... Read More

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Kai Kuck, PhD, Ami Stuart, PhD, and Nathan Pace, MD, MStat recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia
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Aug 16, 2021

Kai Kuck, PhD, Ami Stuart, PhD, and Nathan Pace, MD, MStat recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia

As part of the MPOG Enhanced Observational Study (EOS), the variability of interoperative use of opioids across 5 years, 10 institutions, involving ~1 million cases were characterized. Results show a decrease of opioid use across all intuitions presumably due to the concern about the nationwide opioid crisis. There was also an unexplained two-fold variability in intraoperative opioid use across the 10 institutions. This is the second of three planned papers to come from this study.... Read More

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