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 88% Reduction in GHG Emissions
Department News
Green Anesthesia Initiative exceeds lofty goals for reduction in emissions
The Department of Anesthesiology’s Green Anesthesia Initiative (GAIA) has taken an ambitious approach to environmental sustainability resulting in an 88% reduction of inhaled anesthetic greenhouse gas emissions.
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Health Lab
Long COVID-19 is linked to chronic pain conditions
Therapies for pain conditions like fibromyalgia provide clues for helping those with long COVID-19
Department News
Daniel Clauw, MD, receives NIH HEAL Initiative Director’s Award for Mentorship
Daniel Clauw, M.D., has been recognized by the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, for his impact through mentorship in the field of pain research.
Department News
George Mashour, MD, PhD, featured on the StarTalk Podcast
George Mashour, MD, PhD at the University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology featured on the StarTalk Podcast.
Department News
Michael Burns, MD, PhD, publishes Detroit News opinion piece
Michael Burns, MD, PhD, in the U-M Department of Anesthesiology publishes Detroit News opinion piece on the role of anesthesiologists in integrating artificial intelligence into healthcare.
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Health Lab Podcast
The parallel market of hemp-derived alternative cannabis products, and the potential harm they pose
A lack of regulation around CBD, Delta-8 and other cannabinoids could open up consumers to harm. Visit Health Lab to read the full story.A lack of regulation around CBD, Delta-8 and other cannabinoids could open up consumers to harm.
Anesthesiology Internal Website

Resources and information for current learners and faculty.

Anesthesiology Intranet