The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology

Message from the Chair

Compassionate Care While You Sleep


Carin A. Hagberg, M.D.The mission of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is to achieve and demonstrate excellence in the clinical care of patients and in academics both through innovative research and by offering a stellar educational program.

The excellence of any educational institution is determined by the caliber of its faculty. The Anesthesiology faculty members are respected for their dedication to research, education and clinical training. Currently, we have 35 clinical faculty who provide anesthetic services at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Ambulatory Surgery Center, the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. Additionally, we have 3 basic science faculty dedicated to research on decompression sickness as an inflammatory disease, lung function in prolonged heart failure, skin perfusion and transcutaneous oximetry testing of hyperbaric patients, as well as the efficacy of new therapeutic medication in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

My personal goal is to create an environment conducive to our department’s mission to train our residents to become excellent anesthesiologists and perioperative physicians. We are in the process of expanding our services to include both acute and chronic pain management and to increase our participation in the intensive care setting. Additionally, we will be conducting further training of our residents and medical students in the new surgical and clinical skills center located in the basement of the medical school through simulation training and cadaver workshops.

It is my pleasure to have you visit our website and I encourage you to visit us in person!

Carin A. Hagberg, M.D.
Joseph C. Gabel Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology

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The excellence of any educational institution is determined by the caliber of its faculty
- Carin A. Hagberg, M.D. Joseph C. Gabel Professor and Chair