What We Do

The Department of Anesthesiology supports the combat and peacetime needs of our uniformed services through excellence in active clinical practice and research; and the education, training, and professional development of medical students, physicians, and other allied health care providers in the field of anesthesiology.

Beyond the operating room, the practice of anesthesiology in the military today encompasses ambulatory clinics, dedicated acute pain medicine/regional anesthesia sections, intensive care units, and freestanding pain centers. We strive to ensure our graduates are not only clinically skilled; but also savvy about contemporary organizational management, medical leadership, legal issues, computer applications, and quality management.

In our efforts to advance the quality of care for our unique patient population, we are also constantly engaged in active research programs that maintain our leadership in Malignant Hyperthermia and Combat Casualty Care research, and work to support our faculty and trainees as they develop their own research endeavors.

The USU Department of Anesthesiology is a central, critical resource for the broader DoD Anesthesia Community in areas of education, training and professional development.