Message from the Chair

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai prides itself on being a leader in patient care, education and research. We support two distinct ACGME certified resident training programs, one based at The Mount Sinai Hospital and the other based at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. In total we train more than 140 outstanding residents in addition to more than 20 fellows in our six ACGME accredited fellowships. Combined we staff more than 70 anesthetizing locations every day and perform nearly 100,000 cases a year, including more than 9,000 labor anesthetics and 2,000 cardiac procedures. We created one of the first simulation programs in the world. This program was first in New York State certified by the American Society of Anesthesiology, helped train thousands of health care providers including physicians, CRNAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and patient care associates over more than two decades, and most importantly perhaps, was used to train anesthesiologists who are leaders in the field and continue this legacy in excellence in simulation training  at their own accredited centers.

Our cardiothoracic, critical care, pain, obstetrics, and regional anesthesiology fellowships that complement the core residency are highly attractive positions that draw top caliber applicants. Our informatics capabilities are widely recognized as a standard in academic anesthesiology and help form the backbone of our operations and performance improvement efforts.

While technology and equipment are visible and tend to impress potential residents and fellows, our most notable asset is really our phenomenal faculty. Our renowned practitioners and educators practice state of the art medicine and provide education, second to none, while delivering efficient and compassionate care that I am especially proud of.  

We also approach research with a patient driven perspective, hoping to make discoveries that improve outcomes and directly impact anesthesiology practice and education. Novel and progressive methods of education, 3D echocardiography, advanced airway management, cutting edge regional techniques, and postoperative cognitive decline are a few of the areas of research our faculty is currently pursuing.

In sum, patients receive the finest anesthetic care available anywhere and residents and fellows are trained to the highest standards. Residents and fellows should also know that after training is completed, you will become a lifelong member of our extended family, numbering over 1,000 active practitioners throughout this country and the world. 

Andrew B. Leibowitz, MD
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai