Anesthesiology Overview

An anesthesiologist is trained to provide pain relief and maintenance or restoration of a stable condition during and immediately following an operation or an obstetric or diagnostic procedure. The anesthesiologist assesses the risk of the patient undergoing surgery and optimizes the patient's condition prior to, during, and after surgery. In addition to these management responsibilities, the anesthesiologist provides medical management and consultation in pain management and critical care medicine. Anesthesiologists diagnose and treat acute, long-standing, and cancer pain problems; critical illnesses; and severe injuries. They also direct resuscitation in the care of patients with cardiac or respiratory emergencies, including the need for artificial ventilation, as well as supervise post anesthesia recovery.1  

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Anesthesiology Faculty Advisors

Dr. Michael Benggon
Dr. Ryan Lauer
Dr. Carin Mascetti
Dr. Kristel Magsino 

Anesthesia Interest Group 2021-2022

President:  Nicholas McCall

Vice Presidents: Lauren Bitterman and Travis Fisher

Treasurer: Dawn Roselio

Secretary: Lindsey Kim 

MS4 rep: TBD

MS2 rep: TBD

MS1 rep: TBD

Dr. Kristel Magsino, Medical Student Coordinator