A Welcome Message from the Chair
Hello and welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital. We appreciate your interest and hope that this website gives you an overview of the department and addresses your questions.
The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital is an academically focused program, comprising attending faculty anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents, certified registered nurse anesthetists, medical students, and student registered nurse anesthetists. From time to time, residents from other medical specialties, paramedics and other allied health professionals also participate in our educational program. We provide perioperative clinical care to all types of patients at Hahnemann University Hospital undergoing a wide variety of procedures, including open-heart, transplant and robotic-assisted surgery, to name a few.
As Philadelphia's Center City trauma center and with an active helicopter aeromedical program, one of our more important activities is the care of the critically injured trauma patient, both in the operating room and intensive care unit. The department also provides obstetric analgesia in the labor and delivery unit at Hahnemann and maintains an active acute and chronic pain management program. Our residents obtain a rich experience in pediatric anesthesiology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and additional specialized training at Abington Memorial Hospital.
The department has an active and varied basic and clinical science research program, exploring and adding to the body of knowledge in areas as diverse as blood coagulation, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, anesthesia biomedical engineering, and undersea and high-pressure biology.
Our ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology is the main focus of the department; our residents enjoy a personalized, resident-centered experience designed to prepare them to confidently enter one of the most demanding and high-risk areas of medicine. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy success in both private practice and academic anesthesiology throughout the United States and in other countries. Exciting developments include future programs in perioperative management and administration, health policy, anesthesia for the developing world, and aerospace medicine. An added benefit is the dynamic city of Philadelphia, one of America's largest multicultural cities, offering something for everyone in a central northeast location, convenient to New York City, Washington, D.C., and other metro areas, and in close proximity to the Pocono Mountains and Atlantic Ocean seashore.
Again, welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have more questions or if I can be of any assistance.
In the Media
September 18, 2017: A paper co-authored by College of Medicine researchers, which reviewed how virtual reality could play a role in pain relief, was featured in a TechXplore story.
June 2017: Paul Langevin, MD, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, was quoted in a feature in the June issue of Reader’s Digest about what cardiologists do to protect their hearts.
April 5, 2017: Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD,vice chair in the Division of Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesiology and associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, co-authored an opinion piece for The Hill about how changes to health care policy can help to combat the opioid epidemic.
February 13, 2017: Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about new guidelines from the American College of Physicians, which say that opioids should only be prescribed as a last resort for chronic back pain.
January 5, 2017: Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and vice chair of the Division of Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesiology, authored a piece for The Hill about the Affordable Care Act provisions that are under discussion and which parts of the law may soon change.
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This clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.