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Dr. C. Michael Crowder

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.

We are integrated into the fabric of these institutions and have lead roles in all components of perioperative care and pain management. Our core missions are to provide the very best care for our patients, to train the next generation of physician leaders in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and to perform innovative research that advances patient care and fundamental medical knowledge.

Please explore our website to get details on how our faculty, trainees, and staff are working together to meet these core missions and continue our department's long tradition of excellence and innovation in vibrant and beautiful Seattle.

C. Michael Crowder, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Allan J. Treuer Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences