Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology

The mission of the Department of Anesthesiology is threefold

  • Achieving excellence in providing patient care
  • Teaching medical students, interns, residents and fellows
  • Conducting research

Delivery of anesthesia for adults and children at six different institutions sets the standard of care in southeastern Wisconsin. This also creates an educational environment for housestaff, medical students and anesthesiologist assistant students that utilizes a variety of learning activities. Core training is based on one-on-one instruction with faculty and guided hands-on experience. The didactic educational program of the department consists of case discussions, lectures, journal clubs, and visiting professorships.

The Department also utilizes adult and pediatric patient simulator training, practice-based learning discussions, and oral examinations to prepare residents for the board certification process. Special workshops are offered on an annual basis and include Anesthesia Machine, Trauma, and Airway Management, amongst others. Residents are assigned faculty mentors with whom they meet at least semi-annually to review their performance and obtain guidance for improvement and choice of future career goals. Resident input with the Chairman and Program Director is designed to review the training program and examine areas for potential improvement.

Faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology conduct basic and clinical research. These investigations have been well funded through NIH, VA, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and American Heart Association grants. Our Department ranks fifth in NIH funding among all departments of anesthesiology in the United States. Basic research in cardiovascular, respiratory, neuropathophysiology and pharmacology is conducted in a large number of laboratories housed at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the VA Medical Center.

The Department has received both a NIH Training Grant and a Program Project Grant to study cardioprotection afforded by certain anesthetic drugs against ischemia and reperfusion injury. Additional NIH funds are devoted to exploring mechanisms of chronic pain and unconsciousness. Clinical investigations of cardiovascular disease, the autonomic nervous system, and drugs used to treat patients during anesthesia and in the intensive care unit have provided evidence that has altered the practice of anesthesiology. Faculty of the Department have been leaders in shaping the future of our subspecialty.


David C. Warltier, MD, PhD
John P. Kampine Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology

 

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Anesthesiology News

Dr. Meredith Adams Featured by American Society of Anesthesiologists

Meredith Adams, M.D., of the Medical College of Wisconsin, received a Research in Education Grant from FAER, a two-year $100,000 award, for her study, "Creation and Validation of an Anesthesiology Pain Education App: Delivering ABA Pain Content to the Millennial Learner."

Pain Medicine Fellowship Awarded 2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award

Dr. Meredith Adams received the “2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award” from the premier pain society, American Academy of Pain Medicine.

MCW Pain Fellow Samer Abdel-Aziz MD publishes neuromodulation study in Nature

Monkeys performed a visual-motor associative learning task and received stimulation at time points critical to learning related changes. Resulting performance revealed an enhancement in the rate, ceiling, and reaction times of learning. Stimulation of each brain region alone or at different time points did not generate the same effect.

Dr. Meredith Adams receives FAER grant to develop and study a pain educational app for millennial learners

Creation and Validation of an Anesthesiology Pain Educational App: Delivering ABA Pain Content to the Millennial Learner

MCW announces Master of Science in Anesthesia, Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Nov. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has announced a new, 28-month, Master of Science in Anesthesia – Anesthesiologist Assistant Program through its medical school on the Milwaukee campus. MCW is expected to be the first program in the state, and one of only 11 nationwide, to train anesthesiologist assistants, who will work under the direction of leading physician anesthesiologists after graduation.

Contact Us

Medical College of Wisconsin
Affiliated Hospitals
Department of Anesthesiology
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-6100
(414) 805-6147 - fax

Herodotos Ellinas, MD
Residency Program Director
and Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology

Thomas J. Ebert, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director
Vice Chair for Education and Professor
Department of Anesthesiology

Amy Matenaer
Resident Program Coordinator
(414) 805-6102
(414) 805-5916 - fax
amatenaer@mcw.edu

Orlando Diaz
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(414) 805-6104
(414) 805-5916 - fax
odiaz@mcw.edu

 

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Upcoming Events

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May 26, 2016

MOCA® Simulation Course

September 17, 2016

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