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A remarkable legacy, a brilliant future.

Clinical Services

We provide a comprehensive range of clinical services, including perioperative anesthesia services, critical care medicine, and pain medicine. Our patients receive advanced medical care provided by highly trained and skilled clinicians.

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Our extensive research program encompasses critical care medicine, pain, neurosciences, biomedical innovation, and ethics. Our distinguished investigators study subjects across the spectrum from basic to clinical research.

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Education and Training

Our Harvard-affiliated anesthesia residency program trains top medical graduates to become leaders in the field. We also offer advanced fellowships in cardiac anesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine. Our ACGME-accredited training programs are complemented by lecture series, medical student rotations, symposia, and continuing medical education.

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Community and Global Health

The work of our faculty, fellows, and residents extends beyond the walls of Mass General and into the hospitals of Haiti, Uganda, South Africa, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and many other countries and communities in need by providing on-the-ground disaster relief and advanced training.

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About Us

Our department has a long tradition of pioneering medical advances. Our legacy traces back to the first public demonstration of anesthesia by William T. G. Morton at Mass General in 1846, and we are energized by the promising advances of tomorrow. Our diverse faculty creates a team with unmatched expertise, and our researchers continue to unlock the mechanisms of anesthesia well over a century after we first harnessed its power. In our thriving educational program, leading clinicians train anesthesiologists, medical students, and practicing clinicians.

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