Message from the Chairman

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care and Pain Medicine at New York University has a long and distinguished history in the development of academic anesthesia in the 20th century. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, we are continuing our tradition of outstanding clinical care and a commitment to resident education. Clinical teaching has always been emphasized in our program, and has resulted  in  outstanding performance of  our  residents on the in-training examination and in ultimate board certification. While building on the existing strengths of  the  department, new  emphasis  will  be  placed  on basic and clinical research in the areas of anesthetic mechanisms, cardiac muscle pathophysiology, local anesthetic action, regional anesthesia, spinal cord injury and pathophysiology, critical care, and pain management. Faculty have been recruited in these areas and the medical school is providing new laboratory space for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care and Pain Medicine.

The primary concern of a candidate in choosing a residency program is the clinical training he or she will obtain and the opportunities that are opened to them. The majority of programs offer excellent clinical training; however, it is important to consider the environment in  which  you  will  spend  your  next  several  years. At NYU you will find a department committed to resident education, one concerned with the professional and  personal  growth  of  our  residents,  and  one  in which resident autonomy is encouraged in a supportive environment. Our graduates have moved on to faculty positions at prestigious institutions and are sought after at the best private practices in the country. We invite you to visit our department, see our facilities, talk with our residents and faculty, and allow us to participate in your education.