About Us

The Department of Anesthesiology is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is proud to be part of the West Virginia University School of Medicine which is fully accredited by the Licensing Commission for Medical Education (LCME).

The School of Medicine sponsors 42 graduate medical education programs including our own. Founded in 1961, our residency has trained many anesthesiologists who not only serve the people of the State of West Virginia but also hold academic and private practice positions throughout the country.

Our main teaching hospital is Ruby Memorial, part of West Virginia University Healthcare.  Most of our educational endeavors take place in this hospital which is a tertiary referral center for the State of West Virginia and the region.     

We invite you to visit the various informational areas on our web page to learn more about us.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to assist senior medical students to develop basic acute care medical skills that are useful in any medical discipline. These skills include, but are not limited to, airway management and respiratory support, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, cardiovascular support and resuscitation, and ethical issues related to these environments. Rural primary care physicians are often the first to respond to critical events in their practice. Prompt recognition and institution of life saving measures may determine their patient's ultimate survival and/or quality of life.

Facts and Statistics

  • Size of Residency is 18 clinical anesthesia residents (6 per year)
  • Number of faculty FTE is 35
  • Number of CRNA FTE is 45
  • Total number of anesthetics exceeds 35,000 per year