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The Anesthesiology Department has a rich history of clinical care, residency education and nationally funded research. Through a highly regarded residency program that involves faculty from all subspecialties, Weill Cornell Medicine is training the next generation of anesthesiologists, intensivists and pain medicine specialists. Educational programs include chronic pain management, critical care medicine, regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. The department uses outcomes-based research with a focus on quality improvement and patient safety. Research projects such as new approaches to postoperative pain and the use of anesthetic drugs to investigate memory help WCM lead the way in pain management.


Conscious Effort

January 24, 2018

The modern concept of general anesthesia dates back to the 1840s, when doctors and dentists began giving patients ether before operations.
Anesthesiology Residency Program Named an Apple Distinguished Program

January 13, 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for its success in...