Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology

Our mission

The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology will:

  • Provide exemplary, compassionate patient care through a consistent commitment to evidence-based, patient-centered medicine.
  • Advance the standards for delivery of outstanding patient care through the development of innovative application of processes and technology.
  • Pursue research that will define novel therapies in a dynamic academic environment.
  • Improve the quality of the communities we serve through respect, collaboration, mindful practice, and continuous education.

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

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

Herodotos Ellinas, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor


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Anesthesiology News

Dr. Julie Freed named 2018 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar

June 5, 2018 MCW News - Julie Freed, MD, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is the recipient of the 2018 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award to fund her research on the treatment of life-threatening low blood pressure. Dr. Freed is a member of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and an alumna of MCW.

Dr. Amit Singh, pain medicine physician, joins MCW faculty

May 29, 2018 MCW News - Amit Singh, DO, has been appointed assistant professor of anesthesiology (pain medicine). Dr. Singh, who is currently accepting new patients at both the MCW Pain Management Center in Wauwatosa and the Mequon Health Center, specializes in treating acute and chronic pain, as well as back, extremity, joint, neck and nerve pain.

Fox, Mischka, and Ebert awarded FAER grant

May 15, 2018 — Congratulations to Chris Fox, PhD, Jacob Mischka, BBA, and Tom Ebert, MD, PhD, on their successful Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research grant application titled “Beyond Milestones: Using Global Ratings to Evaluate Trainee Performance.”