Department of Anesthesiology
A Tradition of Excellence Since 1949

As one of the earliest academic departments for anesthesiology in the nation, our mission continues today by providing the highest quality patient care, education, and research — all within a diverse and inclusive community. 

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Advancing the Field

We prepare specialists in the field of anesthesia with the knowledge, clinical expertise and interpersonal skills necessary to become the consummate medical professional. We strive to be the preeminent academic anesthesiology department in the world by making major advances in the field of anesthesiology, as well as medicine and science in general; and we are committed to developing the next generation of outstanding researchers.

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Department of Anesthesiology
1H247 UH, SPC 5048
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5048
Phone: 734-936-4280

Learn more about the goals and vision that define the Department of Anesthesiology.


Our training programs provide trainees with the skills required to both meet and exceed the highest standards of patient care and research.


We focus on making major advances in the following research areas: outcomes, pain and opioids, and neuroscience.


Our faculty is committed to making positive contributions to medicine, science and society.


Learn more about our clinical locations.


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) have allowed the department to meet the growing demands for anesthesia services, specifically in Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) settings.


Philanthropy makes a significant contribution toward improving patient care, enhancing our students' education and advancing our medical research. There are many ways to give, including annual gifts from alumni and friends, corporate gifts, memorial gifts and more.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to leading the national conversation on diversity within the field and developing a pipeline for diversity in academic anesthesiology — from supporting college students and early-career professionals to providing resources for leadership to develop more inclusive practices and departments.

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FEATURED NEWS & STORIES See all news Paul Picton, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, FRCA
Medical School News
Paul Picton, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, FRCA, appointed interim chair of Department of Anesthesiology
Paul Picton, M.B., Ch.B., MRCP, FRCA, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in the Medical School, effective May 1. The provost has provided interim approval of his appointment, and it will be reported at the May Board of Regents meeting
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Health Lab Podcast
Study Shows Medical Marijuana Use Decreased in States with Legalized Recreational Use
The number of patients using cannabis for medical purposes has increased more than 600 percent since 2016.
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Health Lab
Data shows medical marijuana use decreased in states where recreational use became legal 
Data on medical cannabis use found that enrollment in medical cannabis programs increased overall between 2016 and 2022, but enrollment in states where nonmedical use of cannabis became legal saw a decrease in enrollment
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Medical School News
Six receive Graduate Medical Education Awards for 2024
Four faculty and two staff members from the departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology, Radiology and Surgery, and the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME), are recipients of GME Awards for 2024
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Department News
Nine residents place at annual Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference
University of Michigan Medical School Department of Anesthesiology residents present at the 2024 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC).
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News Release
George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D. appointed senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development
George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development of the University of Michigan Medical School by the U-M Board of Regents, effective May 1, 2024.
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