Patient Care

Patient Care

Our clinical faculty provide outstanding patient-centered care at four leading academic medical centers, which includes the only Level 1 trauma center in 4 states that is the model for paramedic systems across the nation.

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We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of the training we offer. When a physician completes our program, he or she is equipped to handle any clinical situation during the perioperative period.

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PEERs Program


Our faculty engage in multidisciplinary research, with major emphasis in pain medicine and neuroscience, genomics and mitochondria biology, outcomes, and medical training and patient education.

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Dr. C. Michael Crowder
Professor and Chair,
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

A Message from the Chair

As a former trainee of the department, I am honored to now lead the University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. We are a part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and provide care for patients within its affiliated institutions - University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Northwest Hospital.

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TEE of the Month

TEE of the Month

Dr. Donald Oxorn presents a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) each month for education.

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Support Education Programs at UW Anesthesiology &
Pain Medicine

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"Perioperative Enhanced Recovery for Major Spine Surgery (PERMS)"
Combined Grand Rounds
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Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine -- "Perioperative Enhanced Recovery for Major Spine Surgery (PERMS)"

Arman Dagal, MD, FRCA

UW Medicine Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

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Carlo Bellabarba, MD

UW Medicine, Acting Chief of Service, Orthopedics, and Director, Spine Service, HMC, Seattle

Special Location:
HMC R&T Auditorium
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6:30 AM

UW Holiday
(conference cancelled)

6:30 - 7:30 am

Temporary Locations:
- HMC R&T Auditorium (12/17)
- D-209 (1/7 thru 3/25)

What's New

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Recent Website Updates:

12/10 - IRB Updates
12/01 - Phishing & Spam Best Practices
10/28 - Resident photo Contest Entries 2014
10/06 - Fall-Oct Insider (PDF)
10/01 - Fink Conference Abstracts:
Day 1, Day 2
9/16 - EPIC via ORCA (PDF)


Spirits of our Whaling Ancestors
181 Faculty
44 Fellows
84 Residents (CA1-3)
26 Interns (CBY)
89 CRNAs
1,381 Beds for all hospitals