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The UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine is a dynamic team of physicians, nurses, residents and fellows and administrative and support staff. As part of UC Davis Health, the department has a vital role in the care provided to patients from Sacramento and the local region, with referrals from a substantial geographic area of Northern California to the Oregon and Nevada borders. Department members provide care to patients of all ages from preterm infants to centenarians, across all specialties, as patients undergo diagnostic, therapeutic, interventional, obstetric and surgical procedures that require anesthesia.

We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes our patients can individually attain, advancing the science of medicine and peri-anesthesia care. We search for ways to continuously improve outcomes, and establish the evidence base for new interventions. Our team members investigate the physiology of surgery and anesthesia, mechanisms underlying anesthesia, enhanced surgical recovery, the impact of monitoring on peri-anesthesia management and both acute and chronic pain.

The department provides the very best learning environment in our anesthesiology residency program. Our innovative approach includes the use of advanced simulation technology housed in the Center for Virtual Care, a state of the art training facility. Our Division of Pain Medicine has been recognized as a Center for Excellence by the American Pain Society. Our trainees acquire skills that prepare them to care for all patients, whether healthy or critically ill. We help our trainees develop a lifelong pattern of investigative reasoning and the ability to apply their knowledge to make practice changes in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment.


JR Springer
Senior Director of Development
[email protected]
916-425-9195 (Phone)