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.
Medical School Election Results
Congratulations to both Dr. Ioanna Apostolidou and Dr. Kumar Belani. They have been elected to serve as a Medical School representative on the University Senate. They also took on the additional responsibility of being representatives on the Medical School Faculty Advisory Council (FAC). To learn about the University Senate, please click here.
Dr. Florin Orza M.D. and Dr. Roni Evans D.C, Ph.D. were published in the July/August issue of MetroDoctors for their article on "Integrative Care for Low Back Pain: Implementing Evidence-Based, Non-Opioid Treatment." Click here to read.
Simulation Center Program
Dr. Konia's Simulation Center Program has been reviewed by the ASA Simulation Editorial Board and has been re-endorsed through 2019.
Dr. Joss Thomas and Dr. Michael Todd just published a paper on Growth in an Anesthesiologist- and Nurse Anesthetist-Supervised Sedation Nurse Program Using Propofol and Dexmedetomidine. Click here to read.
Resident Graduation 2016
To view more pictures of this years graduation residents, click here.
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.
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...