Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine >> Education
Dr. Stefan Lombaard teaches residents in simulation lab
Dr. Stefan Lombaard takes two
CA2 residents through their paces with our new state-of-the-art
TEE simulator. Protected teaching time is provided for all residents to get training in TEE simulation before they start their CT
anesthesia rotations


Mission Statement

The educational programs at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine teach trainee physicians the knowledge, skills and professionalism required for clinical excellence; promote compassionate patient care; inspire a sense of enquiry and life-long learning; and develop leaders in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care for the 21st century.


The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington serves the educational needs for the five "WWAMI" states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We offer four different residency training opportunities:

Our training sites include:

University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)
Harborview Medical Center (HMC)
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VA)
Seattle Children’s Hospital (CH)
Virginia Mason Hospital (VM) (Regional anesthesia)
Northwest Hospital (NW) (Cardiac anesthesia)
Swedish Hospital (SW) (Obstetric Anesthesia)
Evergreen Hospital (EG) (Obstetric anesthesia)

We provide a high volume of complex and interesting cases and residents have the opportunity to be taught by experienced faculty members, many of who are national and international leaders in their fields of expertise.

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 care for any critically ill patient or clinical situation in the perioperative period. The University of Washington Medical Center is located on the university campus and our residents and faculty have ready access to scientists in all disciplines so that collaborative efforts are facilitated. The Department has extensive grant-supported basic and clinical research programs and many externally funded grants.