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...
The Department of Anesthesiology currently offers the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship. A Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is in development and planned to launch in 2014-15.
Dr. Florin Orza on New Pain Management Programs that Blend Traditional Techniques with New Integrative Therapies
Ryan Hochhalter, M.D. has been named the director of the Anesthesiology Rotation Medical Student Simulation Program.
Congratulations, Dr. Hochhalter!
Mark Eggen, MD was recently elected President of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for 2015.
Congratulations Dr. Eggen.
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.
Elena Averbakh named CA-1 MSA representative
Congratulations, Dr. Averbakh!
Welcome, Dr. Tamar Newberry!
Please join us in welcoming Tamar Newberry, MD as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of OB/General Anesthesiology.
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.
Interview with Elena Zupfer, MD,
Chief Resident of the
Department of Anesthesiology
How Did You Become Interested in Anesthesia?
After college I worked as a cardiovascular tech at one of the local hospitals. My time was spent assisting the anesthesiologists with lines, running the CellSaver machines, and operating the balloon pumps. I found the fast pace of the OR exciting and was able to see first-hand how the anesthesiologists functioned within it.