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Warren S. Sandberg, MD, PhD<br/>Chair, Department of Anesthesiology<br/>Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has a long tradition of innovation. This creative impulse has kept the Vanderbilt Anesthesiology Department in the vanguard of clinical discovery, basic science research, and translational application of new knowledge throughout perioperative medicine.

Anesthesiology is a dynamic and rapidly evolving medical specialty. Although the operating room anesthetic of today would be familiar to an anesthesiologist from 20 or 40 years ago, our technology has improved, and our scope of practice has expanded dramatically to incorporate the full arc of perioperative medicine. Simultaneously, the economic and regulatory landscape within which we care for our patients has been fundamentally changing beneath our feet for a generation.

Vanderbilt Anesthesiology has the intellectual agility to maintain equilibrium and thrive in this unstable environment. We get the right people onto the team, create the right systems of practice to provide optimum patient care, and develop innovative technology to improve the capabilities of our clinicians. We train the future leaders of perioperative medicine in research, clinical innovation and patient care, and we put those skills into practice every day.

Our department is characterized by optimism, excitement, talent, and a commitment to work together to improve our knowledge and the care we provide to our patients. We welcome individuals at all levels who share this commitment and our passion for creating the best perioperative science and medicine.

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Upcoming Events

  • March 10: Faculty Development Seminar, "Promotion in the Clinician Educator Track," 5pm, 412 Light Hall 

  • April 10: Dr. James Phythyon Memorial Lecture, 6:30 am, 214 Light Hall, Guest Speaker: C. Dean Kurth, MD

  • April 17: 2015 VIA Fundraiser, 6pm, Grand Barn at Green Door Gourment (registration required)

  • May 1: Anesthesiology Research Symposium, Student Life Center, Guest Speaker: Judith Hellman, MD

Newsworthy Happenings

ASA Annual Meeting CompanionBig congratulations to all the Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology faculty, fellows, residents, research nurses, and staff members who worked together to create more than 100 unique educational sessions for the 2014. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and other related specialty meetings. Click here for complete list of activities


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