Welcome To the Department of Anesthesiology


Our ACGME-accredited residency program provides in-depth and hands-on learning opportunities in both clinical and research areas. Residents and fellows spend over half of their time at UF Health Shands Hospital, a teaching, not-for-profit, 830-bed quaternary care hospital with over 100 ICU beds. They also train at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, the UF Health Children’s Surgical Center, and the UF Health Florida Surgical Center.

Dr. Peggy White instructing a fellow


Faculty members specialize in a number of anesthesiology subspecialties according to their fellowship training and individual interests to provide the best talent and skills in the care of our patients. We serve the anesthesiology, pain, and critical care medicine needs for patients admitted to UF Health Shands Hospital and all of its subsidiary facilities. UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in Florida.

Dr. McGough in the OR


Scholarship and the discovery of new knowledge is a core component of our department. Faculty and colleagues produce over 100 peer-reviewed publications per year in addition to 40+ book chapters, new curricula, and other scholarly works. The department currently has over $7.9M in endowments and in fiscal year 2017, we received over $3.3M in research awards and donations.

Drs. Sappenfield, Berkow, and Gravenstein judging research

News & Events

Professors Awarded 2019 Exemplary Teacher Awards

This year ten of our Professors of Anesthesiology have been awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award! Eligible faculty are nominated from each department…

Our 2019 Exemplary Teachers

Acetaminophen Stewardship Team reduces costs with…

Through efforts to educate providers about the importance of using costly intravenous acetaminophen (IV Tylenol) only when necessary, a new…

Dr. Trippensee and tylenol

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Announces New…

Congratulations to the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program for successfully matching their position for the 2020-21 academic year! This year…

Adrian Ching, MD

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GatorWorks is the official newsletter of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. This newsletter takes a deeper look into the education, research, and clinical aspects of anesthesia within the department.