LSU Health Sciences Center
2016 - 2017
Welcome to the web site for the LSU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology. You will see that we emphasize postgraduate education in anesthesiology and opportunities to develop clinical and research skills in all aspects of anesthesiology and pain medicine.
LSU has one of the largest Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) training sites in the United States. In October 2008, we were approved by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for an independent anesthesia residency program, which began July 1, 2009 and graduated its first class in June 2012.
Although, we have had to deal with the damages from Hurricane Katrina at our clinical hospitals in New Orleans, we are very excited about the rebuilding efforts that have been undertaken leading to a new state of the art billion dollar hospital complex. This facility opened in August 2015. We are excited to be serving the New Orleans community at University Medical Center (UMC), which is a level one facility that is internationally known for trauma, and Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner.
New Orleans is a vibrant city with many activities including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. There are professional sports team, including the New Orleans Saints in football, the New Orleans Pelicans in basketball and the New Orleans Zephyrs in baseball. We are optimistic about our future as the city rebuilds. We welcome inquiries and hope this site gives you some sense of the flavor of our department, which although continuously evolving, remains close-knit and informal.
Without doubt, the success of our department is directly related to our outstanding faculty, residents, and the CRNA staff. We are all most grateful to serve this region as a leader in anesthesia, critical care, and interventional pain management.
Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, DABA, DABPM, DABIPP
Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology