The University of Minnesota's Anesthesiology Department

Introduction to the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Minnesota

The Department of Anesthesiology follows the model of a blended anesthesiology department, leveraging the intellectual and educational assets of both academic and private-practice anesthesiologists. We follow a standard for the professional delivery of compassionate patient care, which emphasizes patient safety and operational efficiency. Our department cultivates a culture of inquiry, where best medical practices are determined through clinical and scientific methods as well as translational investigation.

A Word from Our Anesthesiology
Department Chair, Michael H. Wall, M.D., FCCM.

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. Our department has a long and rich history dating back to 1925, with an even more exciting future.  More...


News & Events

MOCA Simulation Course

The ASA Simulation Editorial Board recently reviewed and re-endorsed our MOCA simulation course. We are grateful as a department for the re-endorsment and have increased our efforts to promote simulation-based education in anesthesiology. 

Learn more about our simulation program...

Fellowship Program 

The Department of Anesthesiology currently offers the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, and Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowships. 

  • Dr. Ioanna Apostolidou Promoted to Professor!

    Please join the Anesthesiology Department in our warm wishes and congratulations to Dr. Ioanna Apostolidou for her recent promotion to Professor!

    Dr. Ioanna Apostolidou has been promoted to Professor!
  • Dr. Florin Orza on New Pain Management Programs that Blend Traditional Techniques with New Integrative Therapies

    Read the article on New Pain Management Programs and Therapies on by Dr. Florin Orza.

    Dr. Florin Orza, Pain Treatment Specialist

  • Mark Eggen, MD was recently elected President of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for 2015.

     Congratulations Dr. Eggen.

    Mark Eggen, MD
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mojca Konia

    Dr. Mojca Konia has been selected to serve as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology's Part 2 Examination.

    Dr. Mojca Konia
  • Elena Averbakh named CA-1 MSA representative

    Congratulations, Dr. Averbakh!

    Slide of Dr. Averbakh
  • Dr. Hutchins was interviewed by WCCO

     Recently Dr. Jake Hutchins was interviewed by WCCO News to discuss "How Does Percocet Impact Patients". Click here to read the article and see the inteview.

    Dr. Tamar Newberry
  • Dr. Barbara Gold Named to EVPMA Role

    Dr. Barbara Gold has accepted the Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs position at the University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Barbara Gold

Residency Programs

Interview with Navneet Kaur, MD, 
Chief Resident of the
Department of Anesthesiology 



How Did You Become Interested in Anesthesia?

My decision to pursue a career in anesthesiology was not made upon admittance to medical school. In fact, it was made somewhat late in my third year. I entered my rotation schedule with an open mind, gave each specialty a fair chance and then reviewed how I felt about each as a career. Read More...


 Welcome Our New PGY1 Residents!

University of Minnesota PGY1 Anesthesiology Resdients

Apply for Our Residency Program