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The Department of Anesthesiology provides clinical anesthesia services and critical care management of surgical and obstetric patients throughout the University of Maryland Medical Center 24 hours a day.

The department offers post-surgical pain control services and manages patients with chronic and acute pain.


  • Adult Multi-specialty Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Anesthesiology
  • Neuroanesthesiology
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Transplant Anesthesiology
  • Trauma Anesthesiology

Patient Conditions

  • Surgical and postsurgical patients
  • High-risk obstetrics
  • High-risk neonatal or pediatric patients
  • Chronic/acute pain
  • Transplant patients


  • Surgical anesthesia
  • Critical care: general, cardiac, neuro, pediatric, trauma
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring, including EEG, sensory and motor evoked potentials, EMG
  • Acute pain management, including patient controlled analgesia, continuous epidural infusion, and other procedures as necessary
  • Chronic pain management, including interdisciplinary evaluation, diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks, epidural steroids, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, and implantable pumps

Research Activities

  • Neuroprotection for stroke and traumatic brain injury
  • Technology development for patient safety and medical communication
  • Transfusion practices
  • Clinical research: pain, OB, critical care, cardiac and neuroanesthesia, trauma critical care

Services to Physicians

  • Consultation on complicated cases
  • Second opinions
  • Evaluation of patient conditions
  • Special treatment procedures
  • Short-term and long-term pain management

Special Program