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50 Years of the Department of Anesthesia

The University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia is celebrating 50 years as an independent department within the UI Carver College of Medicine.

Since its inception, the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Iowa has educated more than 400 anesthesiologists. 18 former residents have served as heads of departments of anesthesiology at American medical colleges.

The department has been, and continues to be, well-represented on editorial boards of major anesthesia journals. It also provides refresher course lectures for the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, has physician-researchers who are recognized by NIH as independent funded principal investigators, and provides many Board Examiners for the oral exams of the American Board of Anesthesiology. The department has earned high national ranking because of these and other objective accomplishments.