Welcome to the University of Minnesota Medical School
Department of Anesthesiology

We have a long and rich history dating back to 1925. We are leaders and innovators in eliminating pain, improving patient outcomes and training the next generation of anesthesiologists.

Our department cultivates a culture of inquiry, where best medical practices are determined through clinical and scientific methods as well as translational investigation. 

About the Department

Driven to Train
Healthcare Leaders


Dr. Ben Kloesel

News Feature 

Spotlight: Benjamin Kloesel, MD 

Dr. Benjamin Kloesel Seeks a Challenge in Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Kumar Belani Receives President's Award for Outstanding Service

Dr. Kumar Belani

News Feature 

Dr. Kumar Belani has been awarded the 2018 University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service.

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Driven to Discover

The Department of Anesthesiology is committed to promoting research as one of its priorities for maintaining a strong academic department. 

Research Opportunites

department leader, Dr. Michael Wall

Clinic for Comprehensive Pain Management

We provide the latest treatment advances to help reduce or alleviate pain in the safest manner possible with a focus on non-opioid treatments.

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