Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology strives to provide exemplary patient care, advance standards through development of innovative applications of processes and technology, and pursue research that defines novel therapies in a dynamic academic environment.
Providing cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate care of the highest qualitylearn more
Educating and developing the next generation of physicians and scientistsLearn more
Providing training with world-class physicians at outstanding hospitalsLearn more
Offering advanced training in seven anesthesiology subspecialtiesLearn more
Discovering and translating new knowledge in the biomedical sciencesLearn more
History and background
MCW's Department of Anesthesiology was established in 1957 as a division of the Department of Surgery. By 1965, Anesthesiology had become an independent department. Since then, the scope of Resident and Fellowship training, research and patient care have continually increased. Approximately 100 Interns, Residents and Fellows are involved in training annually. Both clinical and research faculty pursue clinical and scientific research.
MCW's Anesthesiology Residency Program is the only anesthesiology training program in Southeast Wisconsin. Our residents receive an exclusive opportunity to learn and to participate in patient care at several outstanding, affiliated area hospitals. The broad diversity and sheer number of anesthetic cases allow MCW residents the opportunity to care for a variety of patients and to train in a full range of surgical procedures.
ACGME approved Fellowships are available in Critical Care, Pain Management, Cardiothoracic, Obstetrics and Pediatric Anesthesia; the Department also offers fellowships in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Services and Neurosurgical Anesthesia.
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.
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Anesthesiology trainees earn top awards at 2019 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference
April 15, 2019
Thirty-four trainees representing the Medical College of Wisconsin presented at the Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference April 12 – 14, claiming 17 first-, second- or third-place awards. Second-year medical student Lyall Glait took home the overall conference research award, earning a $1,000...
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Department of Anesthesiology
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-6147 (fax)
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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