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. 

  • James Flaherty


  • Construction


  • Faculty Development


  • January Birthdays


  • Congratulations Dr.Hutchins!

    Congratulations Dr.Hutchins

  • Congratulations Lily!

    Congratulations Lily!

  • Congratulations Dr.Sareen!

    Congratulations Dr.Sareen!

  • Congratulations Dr.Sareen!

    Congratulations Dr.Sareen

  • FATE Course

    FATE Course

  • Way to Go!

    Ultrasound Workshop

  • Congratulations Dr. Michael Todd

    Dr. Todd was awarded "The Excellence in Research" by the American Society of Anesthesiologist for the year 2016 for outstanding service in anesthesiology.

    Todd Research Award

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

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