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Combined Anesthesiology-Critical Care Residency Program

Critical Care Residents PhotoThe American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) has recently approved the Department of Anesthesiology & Periopeartive Care for the Combined Anesthesiology-Critical Care Residency Program. This is a five year integrated program that provides the required training towards the ABA certification in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. The innovative program will start July 2015. More details to come!

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Anesthesiology™ 2014: Opening Session Featuring Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Leaders

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Zeev Kain, MD, MBA spoke in front of more than 5,000 attendees at this year's Opening Session at Anesthesiology™ 2014 in New Orleans.

The Anesthesiology™ 2014 is an annual meeting hosted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) where more than 15,000 attendees from over 90 countries gather to learn about the latest bench and clinical science, technology and ground-breaking advances in anesthesiology. This year's hot topic was the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care.

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UC Irvine Health Webinars

Pediatrics Anesthesia

Our live-streaming webinars offer the latest information on advances and treatments from expert physicians.

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Latest Webinar

Treating Cancer Pain in Children at Home
Introducing Pain Buddy, 3D Avatar, for iPad to Help Children

Pediatric pain psychologist Michelle A. Fortier will discuss what parents and children need to know about the latest interventions to identify, treat and prevent cancer pain. View webinar »


Register Now! Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)

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Course Dates:
March 20, 2015
June 8, 2015

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The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is a proud participant in the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR).

Department News

  • Perioperative Surgical Homes and Improving Results for Patients and Hospitals
    UC Irvine Health physicians continue to be leaders for a model of surgical care that may drive down hospital costs and, more importantly for patients, results in better outcomes and fewer complications...
  • 3rd Annual 2014 California Anesthesia Medical Student Symposium: "Understanding the Future of Anesthesiology"
    Registration was opened for medical students who were interested in pursing the exciting field of anesthesiology. Medical student attendees were arriving from over 20 states around the country for this year’s symposium...
  • The Inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit - A Transformative Vision
    The energy inside the main ballroom at the Balboa Bay Resort on June 7 was unparalleled. The authority of the occasion was undeniable, as international experts in perioperative medicine came together for what promised to be a moment of transformation for medicine...
  • Harvard Anesthesiologist to Lead the Pain Management Program at UC Irvine Health
    We are delighted to announce that Padma Gulur, MD, has accepted the position of director of pain services at UC Irvine Health. Gulur comes to us from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Harvard Medical School where she served as director of...
  • UC Irvine Anesthesia Experts Introduce New Model of Surgical Care
    The inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit hosted by UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care on June 7-8, 2014 provided medical professionals with evidence-based data for a new model of patient care...
  • Joint Commission Certifies UC Irvine Health Hip and Knee Replacement Programs
    UC Irvine Health’s Joint Surgical Home has come a long way since its inception in 2012 under the leadership of Dr. Zeev Kain, Dr. Ranjan Gupta and Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf. Not only the project reached its high success rate in lowering the cost of care, decreasing patient’s length of hospital stay and ...
  • What is a Periopeartive Surgical Home?
    The “medical home” is just one of the healthcare reform measures proposed to provide coordinated care and reduce healthcare costs. Best described as a philosophy of primary care, the medical home should be patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety...
  • UC Irvine Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Faculty Publishes Three Medical Books Transforming the Next Generation of Anesthesiologists and the Future of Anesthesiology
    The department is leading significant change in the field of practicing anesthesiology with three recently books published by the faculty that have earned national prominence...
  • FAER: Dr. Zeev Kain's New Appointment
    The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Zeev Kain for one three-year term to the board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)...
  • Maura Hofstadter, PhD Receives Excellence in Leadership Award
    Maura Hofstadter, PhD, Associate Chair and Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care of the University of California, Irvine, received the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award, UC Irvine’s top staff honor...
  • Forum Focus - Perioperative Surgical Home Model
    As hospitals and health systems look for ways to improve quality and safety while reducing costs, one new model of care, led by anesthesiologists, is doing just that. Modeled after the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), the perioperative surgical home (PSH) model coordinates...
  • Dr. Shalini Shah featured in OC Metro's Forty Under Forty
    Annual list of OC’s most impressive young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals. Shah’s extensive training to become the only specialist in Southern California with her unique credential to treat chronic pain in children began at New York’s Cornell University...
  • UC Health Innovation Fellowships to Improve Clinical Care
    Maxime Cannesson, MD and Shermeen Vakharia, MD received fellowships from the University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation to support projects designed to improve the quality and value of care delivered by UC Health...
  • Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, New Section Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia
    Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD has been appointed as the new Section Editor for Technology, Computing, and Monitoring for the Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. In this role, Dr. Cannesson will be responsible for all manuscripts related to Technology, Computing...

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