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. Barys Ihnatsenka demonstrates using ultrasound during Basic Skills Boot Camp


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.

Drs. Antony and Mora in surgery


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.

Dr. Lampotang demonstrating a simulator

News & Events

Tony DeStephens & Cole Dooley, MD…

Two members of the Department of Anesthesiology traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador, in July on a mission trip with the Global Smile Foundation, which…

Dr. Keith Howell Joins the Department

Keith A. Howell, MD, joined us on Aug. 15, 2019, as an Associate Professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology. He comes to us from…

Keith Howell, MD

Dr. Spiess Pushes for Federal Patient Blood…

The Department of Anesthesiology’s patient blood management program is pushing for federal legislation requiring hospitals that receive federal…

PetGators program

Department Calendar


2019 Alumni Reception at ASA

October 20, 2019

The 2019 reception will be held in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday October 20, at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.

Downtown Orlando

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GatorWorks Cover 2018 edition


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.