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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care 2017

We provide clinical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Anesthesia care includes anesthesia and perioperative care for patients undergoing surgery or major diagnostic procedures. Our anesthesiologists work in conjunction with other hospital physicians to provide anesthesia for various inpatient and outpatient procedures.

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Penn. Find contact information for key individuals in our department.


The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care is enriched in a deep history of clinical care beginning with our first Department Chairman, Robert Dunning Dripps.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania is to practice excellence in the clinical care of patients, to educate physicians to become superior in all aspects of anesthesia practice, and to define the forefront of research relevant to the specialty.

Welcome Message

A welcome message from Welcome From Deborah J. Culley, MD – Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

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