Message From the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. Our department has a long and rich history dating back to 1925, and we are committed to excellence in education, research and clinical medicine.

Our residency program is based at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital and the M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis. These serve as the major medical centers and clinics for patients with complex surgical cases in Minnesota and the upper midwest. Our program also takes advantage of several outstanding clinical rotations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area including rotations at the Hennepin County Medical Center, Regions Hospital, and the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

We have ACGME approved fellowship programs in cardiothoracic anesthesia, critical care medicine, pediatric anesthesia, and regional anesthesia and acute pain.

The Department also runs an ABA/ASA fully accredited simulation center where our medical students, residents, and fellows are exposed to a wide variety of clinical scenarios and workshops to prepare them for successful careers.

The University of Minnesota is a major research university whose motto is “Driven to Discover”. Consistent with this mission, we have a very active research division that is conducting a wide variety of ongoing clinical trials, as well as having physician-scientists who are engaged in the basic science of pain mechanisms, genomics and personalized preoperative medicine.

Our department provides the entire spectrum of perioperative medicine. We have a robust Pre-Anesthesia Assessment Center that is involved with several enhanced recovery after surgery projects, pre-habilitation, perioperative assessment and management of chronic pain and many other ongoing projects. Our regional and acute pain service provides regional and acute pain management to patients of all ages. Our intensivists are involved with patients in the medical, surgical, and cardiothoracic intensive care units at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, as well as the medical and surgical intensive care units at Ridges and Southdale Medical Centers. Our multidisciplinary comprehensive chronic pain center provides state-of-the-art comprehensive medical and interventional pain management and is located in the M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis.

Michael H. Wall, MD, FASA, FCCM
JJ Buckley Professor and Chair

Executive Vice Chair
Mojca Remskar, MD, PhD, MACM

Vice Chair of Education
Joss Thomas, MBBS, MPH

Vice Chair of Research
Michael Todd, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Robert Gould, MD

Vice Chair of Quality & Safety
Vanessa Moll, MD, PhD, FASA, FCCM

Interim Vice Chair of Academic Anesthesiology - Minneapolis VA
Mojca Remskar, MD, PhD, MACM