Find information about the Department of Anesthesia at IU School of Medicine, including education programs, clinical care and faculty research.
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Department of Anesthesia

Pioneers in education, research, and patient care

The Department of Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine provides exceptional patient care and outstanding graduate medical education. With nationally and internationally recognized faculty, strong training and the resources of a large and well-funded research university, the department is poised to offer a robust clinical experience for learners and state of the art care for patients.

The department provides the setting for a superb anesthesiology training experience. For residents and fellows interested in pursuing an academic career, the department offers research opportunities with established investigators in both basic and clinical science. Research efforts are expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge and department faculty members regularly contribute work to medical journals in basic science, clinical anesthesiology, surgery and critical care.


Faculty educators train master's students, medical students, residents and fellows in a broad range of anesthesia practice.
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The Department of Anesthesia advances medical science and improves clinical care by conducting state-of-the-art pre-clinical, clinical and translational research.
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Clinical Care

The department is a leader in delivering effective patient care. Patients benefit from the research and expertise available at an academic teaching institution.
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26 residents per year
89 full-time clinical faculty
5 tertiary-care teaching hospitals