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Advanced Airway Anesthesia

About the Division

UC San Diego Anesthesiology has long been at the forefront of advanced airway management techniques, starting with Dr. Jonathan Benumof and the creation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Difficult Airway Algorithm. Our division teaches a multitude of procedures to help the clinician deal with the difficult airway, with special emphasis on continuous oxygenation/ventilation during the procedures. Other advanced techniques include options for lung isolation and one lung ventilation, exchange catheters, and ultrasound of the airway.

Our Goals

Our faculty's aims are threefold:

  1. Maintain the highest standards of education for our residents so that they continue to graduate as masters of cutting edge airway techniques.
  2. Provide high quality informational materials, videos and syllabi.
  3. Further the science and field of advanced airway management.