Dr. Henrik Bendixin started the Department of Anesthesiology at UCSD over 50 years ago. On the shoulders of our founding chairman and many others after him, we are now a department of 85 clinical faculty with nationally recognized clinical, research and educational programs in Neuroanesthesiology, Pain Management, Regional Anesthesia, Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Anesthesia. We practice in a collaborative Anesthesia Care Team model including Faculty, CRNAs and Residents. Our sites include the county Hospital at Hillcrest Medical Center, the VA San Diego Hospital, as well as an expanded site in La Jolla that includes Thornton hospital, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Jacobs Medical Center and the newly built Komen Outpatient Pavilion. As an academic department, we value the focus of research and innovation, state of the art teaching, and the very best clinical service.