Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at HUP
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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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See also:
Penn Pain Medicine Center

Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Penn

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care provides anesthesia and perioperative care for patients undergoing surgery or major diagnostic procedures at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC).

The Department physicians are also essential elements in HUP's Level One Trauma Center, where its specialists perform resuscitation and airway management, and provide a critical care assessment and long-term management.

The Department provides expert care for a variety of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic procedures, including:

In addition, the Penn Pain Medicine Center provides expert care for patients experiencing sudden onset and chronic pain.

Areas of active clinical research include:

  • evaluation of new drugs and anesthetic techniques
  • comparison of traditional and alternative approaches to pain management
  • intraoperative echocardiography
  • protection of vital organs during periods of oxygen deprivation or low blood pressure


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