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. Kristel Magsino 

Anesthesia Interest Group 2022-2023

President: Chan Hee Kim
Co-VPs: Jeannie Choi and Stacy Youn 
Secretary: Madeline Castella-Chin
Treasurer: Brandon Dobrowsky
Shadowing Opportunities/Mentor Liaison: Laura Tobing
Research Coordinator: Lindsey Kim 
MS4 Rep: Kyle Shaw
MS3 Co-Reps: Sara Hebert and Nicole Sy 
MS2 Co-Reps: Timothy Hua and Aaron Comley
MS1 Rep: Kenneth Park

Dr. Kristel Magsino, Medical Student Coordinator