Tulane Anesthesiology focuses on preparing the next generation of anesthesiologist for leadership and clinical excellence. We recruit the best people and provide them with tools for professional development necessary for the 21st century. Our department is committed to the best care of our patients and to the success of our hospital partners. To do this, we draw on the resources of Tulane University and our international partnerships.
Anesthesiology is one of the most challenging, most demanding, and most rewarding of all medical specialties. This specialty is challenging because of its involvement with every type of patient, and every imaginable condition. The demands of this specialty are great as extensive knowledge and technical skills must be combined for maximum patient care in a variety of clinical environments. Anesthesiology is rewarding because of the range of opportunities, the professional development of anesthesiologists, and the great satisfaction that comes with making a tremendous impact on the lives of our patients, our colleagues, our hospitals and schools.
No longer is Anesthesiology a specialty limited to the operating room. While much of the work occurs in the OR, the practice of anesthesiology has expanded into intensive care units, ambulatory care centers, non-OR diagnostic areas, outpatient facilities, clinics, research labs and classrooms. Anesthesiologists are advancing medical care at the local, national, and international level. The specialty of Anesthesiology has been driving patient safety and quality improvement long before they became the popular topics. Tulane Anesthesiology is preparing physicians with the knowledge and skills for today, and the critical thinking and leadership skills that will carry their careers forward.