A Message from the Chair

The faculty members of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine are pleased that you are interested in our training program. This is an exciting time to seek training as a perioperative physician. 

New modes of health care delivery, innovative surgical techniques, and the expanding role of the anesthesiologist outside of the operating room offer new challenges and opportunities for future anesthesiologists. Our training program at The George Washington University offers many distinct advantages. We are strategically located in the center of, what some consider, the world’s most important city. The Washington DC area offers a temperate climate, a moderate cost-of-living compared to other urban areas, a multitude of cultural opportunities, and an ethnic population that is unparalleled in its diversity. We are one of the few anesthesiology training programs with an integrated division of Critical Care Medicine. 

Our multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit is staffed be Intensivists who are renowned for their teaching, and their outcome-based research centered on the APACHE system. Fellowship positions are available leading to subspecialty certification in Critical Care Medicine. 

Our anesthesiology training program is also integrated with the Department of Anesthesiology at Children’s National Health System, a highly regarded national and regional pediatric referral center. Fellowship positions are available for those who wish to receive subspecialty training in pediatric anesthesiology. In addition to the subspecialty areas mentioned, our training program offers broad clinical exposure to all aspects of the field of anesthesiology.

Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching so that our graduates are well prepared for a career in this rapidly advancing field. We are proud of our accomplishments and innovative approaches to clinical care. We look forward to receiving your application.


Michael J. Berrigan, Ph.D., M.D. 
Seymour Alpert Professor and Chairman 
Department of Anesthesiology