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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 improve the health and well-being of West Virginia citizens. Our department accomplishes this mission through excellence in patient care, education of anesthesia trainees, especially medical students and residents, and scholastic endeavors. Our faculty take pride in providing high-quality perioperative care for approximately 45,000 surgeries and procedures per year. In addition to clinical service, we educate residents and students that are broadly competent and exceed all certifying expectations. The education and training of future practitioners ensures a continuation of excellent perioperative care for our community. Our department also seeks to extend the boundaries of anesthetic knowledge and define the future practice of our field through investigative research.

Facts and Statistics

  • Size of Residency is 36 categorical anesthesia residents  (9 per year)
  • Number of faculty FTE is 50
  • Number of CRNA FTE is 90
  • Total number of anesthetics exceeds 35,000 per year