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. Read more about the Department of Anesthesiology

Contact Us

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

Cynthia A. Lien, MD
Chair of Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology

Herodotos Ellinas, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor

Thomas J. Ebert, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Education
Professor of Anesthesiology

Orlando Diaz
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(414) 805-6104
(414) 805-5916 (fax)

Leisa Sunier
Sr. Administrative Assistant
(414) 805-5916
(414) 805-5915 (fax)

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Anesthesiology News

Residents and fellows celebrated at 2017 Graduation Dinner

June 27, 2017 – On Friday, June 16, the Anesthesiology Department of the Medical College of Wisconsin gathered to celebrate its Class of 2017 residents and fellows.

Division of Pain Medicine professors contribute to significant publication outlining new acute-pain classification system

May 9, 2017 – The Department of Anesthesiology’s Vice Chair of Pain Medicine and Professor Robert Hurley, MD, PhD; and Professor Steven Weisman, MD; were both part of an expert panel that today published “The ACTTION–APS–AAPM Pain Taxonomy (AAAPT) Multidimensional Approach to Classifying Acute Pain Conditions.” The article will appear in both Pain Medicine and the Journal of Pain.

Residents and medical students nab 20 awards at 2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference

April 24, 2017 – Twenty-four residents and six medical students represented MCW at the 2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) in Chicago April 21-23. MARC is the largest anesthesia residents’ conference in the world, with a mission of encouraging and supporting resident research and scholarly activity, as well as allowing residents to share their work among their peers in a friendly, educational atmosphere.

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