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Department of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology is dedicated to educating future anesthesiologists and health care providers in Mississippi and across the nation. The department's ACGME-accredited training programs for physicians are designed to create qualified and highly competent expert consultants in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

The department’s goals are threefold:

  • Providing state-of-the-art patient care in areas of perioperative medicine, critical care and pain management;
  • Providing the highest quality of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education; 
  • Making major contributions to the science of anesthesiology and expanding the body of basic and applied science knowledge through research.

The Department of Anesthesiology offers a four-year residency training program and is approved for 38 residencies. It is designed as a competency-based program with a systematic progression of key learning goals and milestones. The program is committed to educating anesthesiology residents who are knowledgeable in the science of anesthesia, skilled in their craft, and able to serve as expert consultants in the field of perioperative medicine.

Welcome from Our Chair

Searching for the right residency is often a true archeologic expedition. What is the best residency “fit” for me? At UMMC, we offer a broad range of clinical cases. Heart, kidney and liver transplantation is common, alongside of high risk obstetrical care. Our team is heavily involved in cardiac care - in the cath lab and the OR. Our Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) rotation allows the resident to learn about complex care in the immediate post-operative environment. Clinically, our residency is very strong and allows graduating residents to feel confident in their skills as they go out into practice.

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Dr. Douglas Bacon