Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Message from the Chair

Lee Fleisher Penn Anesthesiology Chair

The Department strives to provide consistently safe care of the highest quality to all patients, irrespective of background, identity, or means. To accomplish this mission, we teach and learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect, open discourse, and honest self-reflection.

Lee A. Fleisher, MD
Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair

Learn more about the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Inside the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

About Us

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Penn Medicine was founded over 50 years ago.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care has a longstanding tradition of excellence in clinical care. We strive to provide consistently safe care of the highest quality to all patients, irrespective of background, identity, or means. 

Clinical Care

Penn’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care offers anesthesiology care and related services for inpatient and outpatient procedures.

Education and Training

Our residency and fellowship programs have an extensive history of academic and clinical excellence, and a global alumni network. With historical beginnings under the leadership of Robert Dripps, the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care has a long record of both clinical and academic excellence.

Research

The Penn Center for Anesthesia Research emphasizes translational and interdisciplinary science, both within the department and other departments and institutes in the schools of medicine, nursing, arts and sciences, engineering and veterinary medicine, on Penn's unified campus.

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