The University of Minnesota's Anesthesiology Department

Introduction to the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Minnesota

The Department of Anesthesiology has a model of a blended anesthesiology department, leveraging the intellectual and educational assets of both academic and private-practice anesthesiologists. We have a standard for professional delivery of compassionate patient care which emphasizes patient safety and operational efficiency. Our department has a culture of inquiry, where best medical practices are determined through clinical, basic science, and 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 and we have an even more exciting future.  More...


News & Events

MOCA Simulation Course Re-Endorsement 

The ASA Simulation Editorial Board recently reviewed and re-endorsed our MOCA simulation course. We are grateful as a department for 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 Fellowship. A Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is in development and planned to launch in 2014-15.

  • Ryan Hochhalter, M.D. has been named the director of the Anesthesiology Rotation Medical Student Simulation Program.

    Congratulations, Dr. Hochhalter!

    Dr. Ryan Hochhalter
  • 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. Jacob Hutchins Named Interim Medical Director for Pain Management

    Dr. Hutchins will focus on improving inpatient pain management services for all patients at UMMC including acute, chronic, pediatric and cancer pain.

    Dr. Jacob Hutchins
  • 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