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The Department of Anesthesiology employs more than 200, including faculty, residents, fellows, CRNAs, research faculty and nurses, technicians, and support staff.

Our department takes pride in robust scholarly endeavors. In addition to our several weekly departmental conferences, residents, faculty, and staff engage in grand rounds and M&M conferences. Our Department is leading in innovative research in the areas of pain expression and therapy. The Department also hosts the Carolina Refresher Course, a nationally-attended multi-day CME meeting each year, We are supported by an excellent library packed with educational resources, including core publications, ample computers, and significant online references. The library is reserved for department use only and is always open for study and research.

Anthony Passannante, MD
Interim Chair

UNC Anesthesiology supports an active Visiting Professor Program with other excellent programs around the country and the world. Just as our academic faculty members receive prestigious invitations to contribute to the educational programs at other institutions, we invite a number of visiting professors to bring their fresh perspectives on anesthesiology issues to our campus each year.

The Anesthesiology Information Management Systems (AIMS) unit is at the leading edge of integrating new technologies into clinical practice. We have a hospital wide EMR, computerized anesthesia records and all of our entering CA-1 residents receive iPads fully loaded with access to both.

Though large and accomplished, our department maintains a family atmosphere, hosting several social events throughout the year. Examples include a winter holiday party, resident graduation dinner, and impromptu parties during the year. Events such as these are enjoyable and well attended, allowing department members and their families to connect and unwind outside the rigors of the hospital.