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 work in the Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest and most prestigious systems in the country. Notable accomplishments include Mount Sinai Hospital’s perennial ranking amongst the top 20 hospitals on the U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll and #6 ranking in Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospitals in 2019.   

We are the largest Anesthesiology training program in the country. We support two distinct ACGME certified resident training programs, one based at The Mount Sinai Hospital and the other based at Mount Sinai West/Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. In total we have 156 residents in addition to more than 25 fellows in our 8 ACGME accredited fellowships. Combined, we staff more than 90 anesthetizing locations every day and perform over 103,000 anesthetics a year, including over 10,000 labor anesthetics in our two SOAP Designated Centers of Excellence, 1,800 major cardiac procedures and 140 liver transplants. The depth and breadth of our care results in an ideal training environment.  

Our cardiothoraciccritical carepainobstetrics, 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