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 using an ultrasound


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.

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Department News

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CRNA Spotlights

ICYMI: Last month we introduced some of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) in our new Community Practices at Central Florida Health and Halifax Health. Get to know our incredible CRNAs!

CRNA spotlights

Celebrating our November 2021 Resident of the…

Please help us congratulate our November 2021 Resident of the Month: Nick Rahn, M.D., CA-2! Dr. Rahn was nominated by his fellow residents and…

Resident of the month Nick Rahn

Dr. Gatica earns subspecialty certification in…

We are proud to announce that Sebastián Gatica, M.D., has earned subspecialty certification in neurocritical care, demonstrating his commitment to…

Sebastian Gatica, M.D.

December 2021 Publications

Congratulations to everyone who had publications in December 2021!  Our faculty who were published are: Drs. Fahy, Franklin, Garvan…

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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.