The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine has a long history of contributions and advancements at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Professionally trained anesthesiologists begin working at The Mount Sinai Hospital, known as the Jews’ Hospital.
Anesthesiology receives departmental status when anesthetist Bernard Eliasberg is granted a seat on the Medical Board.
George Silvay founds the Annual Symposium: Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine series of educational meetings.
The Department becomes one of the earliest adopters of electronic anesthesia records, also known as anesthesia information management systems (AIMS).
The cardiothoracic and liver transplant operating rooms begin using the forerunner of the system that would be used in the next century.
Chair Joel Kaplan leads the initiative to create a mandatory clerkship for third year medical students, leading immediately to a continuously higher number of students following a career in anesthesiology.
Dr. Paul Goldiner is recruited to Mount Sinai during Joel Kaplan's tenure as chair.
The Department becomes the inaugural beta test site for the first full scale mannequin simulator manufactured by Loral Defense Corporation (now Lockheed Martin).
Research projects now use the Mount Sinai anesthesia information management system (AIMS) to investigate the predictors of pulse oximetry failure in thousands of anesthetic procedures.
The Department recruits the informatics expert, Marina Krol.
Residency positions rebound following a resurgence of interest in anesthesiology, concurrent with an expansion in operating room volume.
Using AIMS, the Department conducts a joint project with St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center demonstrating the intraoperative hemodynamic predictors of adverse outcomes in coronary bypass surgery.
All of Mount Sinai's operating rooms now have AIMS.
Paul Goldiner is named Chair of the Department following two years as acting chair. Soon after, he also assumes leadership of anesthesia services at The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens.
Around the time of its 50th anniversary, the Department founds an ambulatory practice in Westchester County and establishes office-based practices.
The house staff training program becomes the first in the nation to educate residents in office-based anesthesia practice and safety.
Since the founding of Medical Students Making Impact (MSMI), the Department provides continuing support and mentorship for medical/surgical teams that have completed service trips to Honduras, Belize, Zambia, and Nigeria to improve global health.
The 2,000 square foot Human Emulation, Education, Evaluation, Lab for Patient Safety and Professional Study (HELPS) Center opens its doors, with three adult simulators (one mobile), and a child/infant simulator, along with part-task trainers for virtual bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, and transesophageal echocardiography.
David L. Reich is named Chair when Goldiner retires.
All obstetrical, endoscopic, and outlying anesthetizing locations of Mount Sinai now have AIMS.
The informatics group creates the first surgical patient tracking system at Mount Sinai, to enhance communication among staff and family members.
The Department is the first to demonstrate how an AIMS could be used to enhance practice metrics.
The Department is the first to demonstrate how an AIMS could be used to enhance physician productivity.
The Departmental simulation program gains American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) accreditation with official endorsement.
The Department of Anesthesiology celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Department faculty offers Haitian earthquake relief, providing anesthesia for 75 desperately needed procedures.
The Department of Anesthesiology becomes the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine