Welcome To the Department of Anesthesiology



See how our residency program provides in-depth and hands-on learning opportunities.



Learn about the multiple programs we offer for specialization in 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.

Residents learning I-Vs on simulators


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.

Christopher Edwards in the peds ward


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.

Someone working on a simulator

Department News

Featured Story

Dr. Ihnatsenka debuts difficult neuraxial procedure workshop at ASA annual meeting

ICYMI: A difficult neuraxial procedure workshop was debuted by the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology at the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) annual meeting in New Orleans in October 2022. Barys Ihnatsenka, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, led the workshop which featured two human models, two thoracic anesthesia simulators and a challenging spinal simulator.

Doctor Ihnatsenka instructing a workshop

Yiu-Hei (Adrian) Ching, M.D., Joins the Department

Yiu-Hei (Adrian) Ching, M.D., joined us in December as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology…

Adrian Ching

Thorsten Haas, M.D., Joins Department as Director…

Thorsten Haas, M.D., joined us in November as director of patient blood management and professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology…

Thorsten Haas

10 Faculty Honored as 2022 Exemplary Teacher…

We are pleased to announce that 10 of our faculty received the Exemplary Teacher Award for 2022. Eligible faculty are nominated from each…

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Anest Report

The Anest Report 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.


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