It is truly an honor for me to take on the role of Interim Chair of UCLA’s great Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Ours is one of the premier departments in the nation because we have leaders in anesthesiology at so many levels: in every subspecialty within the hospital setting, in our intensive care units, and in our satellite pain medicine clinics in the greater Los Angeles community. Working together, we're teaching future anesthesiologists about reducing risk and improving outcomes. We believe that top-tier research and innovation are the keys to thriving in today's competitive healthcare environment.
UCLA Health includes Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Mattel Children's Hospital, and the UCLA Medical Group with its extensive system of primary-care and specialty-care offices throughout the region. These components make UCLA Health one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world. Consistently ranked one of the top ten hospitals in the nation – and the best in Los Angeles – by U.S. News and World Report, UCLA is at the leading edge of medical care and biomedical research.
Our program in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine spans multiple clinical and laboratory sites, engaged in research, teaching, and patient care activities across Los Angeles. We care for more than 50,000 patients every year in our operating rooms, interventional procedure rooms, obstetric suites, and intensive care units, covering every surgical subspecialty. With nearly 200 clinical and research faculty members, an educational program that includes over 100 residents and fellows, and a remarkable team of nurse anesthetists, clinical support staff, and administrative staff, ours is a growing and vibrant department that is always looking for the best ways to help our patients, our community, and our world.
On behalf of our department, I invite you to take a moment to explore the information on this website, and learn more about us, our clinical specialties, and all the educational programs and research opportunities that we offer. If you are a medical student or a resident considering the next step in your career, we welcome your interest! We are confident that you would have an excellent experience working in the world-class facilities on the UCLA campus, and that you would enjoy exploring our colorful, endlessly interesting "City of Angels".
If you are a prospective patient or a family member, please visit our "For Patients and Families" section. There you'll find information about the different kinds of anesthesia and pain relief available, along with answers to many more questions you might have. Our promise to you is the most up-to-date, evidence-guided, yet personalized anesthesia care, given with compassion, constant vigilance, and respect for your preferences.
Together, we look forward to a great future of patient care, education, innovation, and discovery.