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Department and Faculty

The Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. The department is comprised of more than 120 staff physicians, 60 residents, 200 nurse anesthetists, and 150 respiratory therapists who are committed to providing the best possible care to adult and pediatric patients requiring anesthesia and intensive care.

Members of the department also conduct basic and clinical research and teach postgraduate and continuing education programs.

Mayo Clinic anesthesiologists supervise more than 89,000 cases requiring anesthesia each year, assisted by skilled nurse anesthetists and state-of-the-art equipment. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in the anesthetic management of patients of all ages.

The field of anesthesia changes continually with the introduction of new drugs, equipment, and surgical and radiological interventions. Department members are organized into subspecialty groups, each focusing on a segment of anesthesiology. Their expertise is a resource for everyone, enabling the department to stay at the forefront of the specialty.

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to the anesthesiology faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training.

Division of Neuroanesthesiology

Neuroanesthesia is strongly rooted at Mayo Clinic. The term "neuroanesthesia" was coined by the late Dr. Jack Michenfelder, one of the legends in the field of neuroanesthesia and a long-time anesthesiologist, researcher, and author at Mayo Clinic.

Today, the division consists of nine faculty members with diverse interests encompassing research, clinical practice, critical care, and education. The diverse strengths of our faculty affords you a broad exposure to a variety of aspects of the field and flexibility to tailor a specific experience to meet your needs and interests.

Department of Neurologic Surgery

The Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and highest volume neurosurgical practices in North America. The 15 neurosurgeons, in collaboration with other specialties such as neurology, critical care, radiology, pediatrics, oncology and orthopedics, perform more than 3,500 procedures each year.

As such, it is not surprising that the departments of Neurology and Neurologic Surgery have ranked among the best in U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals list for many consecutive years. The practice is broad and includes tumor, vascular, seizure, skull-base, spine, deep brain stimulation, and pediatric neurosurgery. This includes a state-of-the-art intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging facility.

Advisers and mentors

You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.