Our division consists of Physician Anesthesiologists trained in the art of Critical Care Medicine. Our faculty come from unique backgrounds, and possess a wide breadth of knowledge and interests. We currently provide critical care services and education at three clinical sites, with a fourth to open in 2016.
- Thornton Hospital (La Jolla): All surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit (12 beds) are overseen by our Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Service with in-house staff 24 hours a day. The patient population consists of: neurosurgical, general surgical, urologic, gynecologic, and orthopedic patients. 24-hour airway management is provided by our ACCM service in this hospital.
- Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (La Jolla): All surgical patients in the Cardiovascular ICU, as well as some advanced heart failure patients, are overseen by our ACCM service with in-house staff 24 hours a day. Surgical procedures include: heart and lung transplants, ventricular assist-device placement, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, heart valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafts, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement, as well as complex thoracic and vascular procedures. 24-hour airway support is also provided by our ACCM service in this hospital.
- UC San Diego Medical Center Hillcrest: Our intensivists are active in the 20 Bed Surgical /Trauma ICU, as well as in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit. Examples of cases seen here include: liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, trauma, burns, orthopedic, general surgical, urologic, high-risk obstetric, and complex neurosurgical procedures.
- Anesthesiology residents, fellows, and medical students have abundant opportunities in research under the guidance of faculty with national and international reputations.
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