Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine

Anesthesia Research

In the Spotlight

Research photoWith 65, we have a record number of presentations at the American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting 2015. Moreover, 50% are oral and panel presentations and 15% are workshops. Twenty of our presentations are by residents, fellows, and medical students. Perioperative Surgical Home is a common theme for our projects and other topics include hemodynamics and non-invasive monitoring, Point-of-Care Ultrasonography, sharing Quality & Performance data, development of a mobile critical care information app, simulation for code blue training, web-based pediatric surgical preparation programs, and much more. We hope to see you in San Diego!


Combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology
Residency Program

Internal Medicine photoThe American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) have approved a combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology Residency Program at UC Irvine. This is a five year program that allows graduates to be qualified and board certified in both specialties. This program was jointly developed through collaboration between the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care and the Department of Medicine. There are now only five such programs in the country.


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.


Simulation SessionEquipped with a high fidelity simulator, our small-scale simulation center and mobile simulation activities provides medical education, medical simulation research, perioperative needs training for faculty, residents, and nurses. Our unique combination of resources allows for private and in-situ simulations.

We invite all healthcare professionals to utilize this innovative Perioperative Simulation Center, and its wide range of educational opportunities, to learn well and to promote patient safety through evaluation of systems and practice.


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

Department News

  • Interview: Zeev Kain on Benefits of Perioperative Surgical Home
    The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is an effective clinical care delivery model that reduces medical costs, improves patient satisfaction and enhances clinical quality...
  • UC Irvine Researcher Finds Biological Link Between Chronic Pain, Mental Illness
    A recent study by researchers at UC Irvine and UCLA shows chronic pain sufferers also are more vulnerable to mental and emotional illnesses such as anxiety and depression and that there’s a biological link between the mental and physical pain.
  • UC Study Links Brain Inflammation Triggered by Chronic Pain to Anxiety and Depression
    Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term pain and the depression...
  • WebTIPS Helps Make Surgery Less Scary for Children -- and Their Parents
    A newly developed website provides parents and children with individualized information and support -- based on factors like coping style and levels of worry and fear -- to help lower anxiety before outpatient surgery in children...
  • Michelle Fortier, PhD Receives Pilot Grant from The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Michelle Fortier, PhD received a pilot grant from The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for a project titled “The effects of a mobile intervention for parent management of children's cancer pain on parental stress and immune function.”
  • An Inside Look at UC Irvine Health's Joint Replacement Surgical Home
    We asked Dr. Zeev Kain, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Associate Dean of Clinical Operations at University of California at Irvine Health, about the organization's Joint Replacement Surgical Home...
  • 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...

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