The Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania is steeped in a long tradition of patient care, education, and research. Founded over 75 years ago by Robert Dunning Dripps, the department has always striven to create the future leaders within the field of Anesthesiology. This focus on leadership, with an eye to the future, is a core component of the department's mission. The department is committed to providing an environment in which each individual, whether faculty or resident, can achieve their potential.
By providing excellent clinical training and mentorship, our goal is to produce leaders in all realms of anesthesiology, including the operating room, intensive care unit, labor and delivery floor, and pain clinic. We develop and foster this leadership through discovery, translational research, implementation of evidence into practice, and dissemination of knowledge. We will strive to provide each individual with the opportunity to balance academic and work goals with family life.
We provide our residents with the best possible training at three world-class medical centers: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Our educational program encompasses didactic and Socratic methods of teaching, with a focus on evidence-based care. Our research endeavors go from the bench to the bedside to policy implications, and are clearly outlined on the research section of our website.
Given the department's long tradition within the specialty and our ongoing commitment to excellence, we will continue to be at the forefront of the field in defining our roles as anesthesiologists, intensivists, and pain physicians. We will also continue to develop new and innovative methods to train future generations to provide the best care for their patients.