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Celebrating the Class of 2017

The Department of Anesthesiology celebrated its graduating residents and fellows with a dinner and ceremony at the Pierre Hotel on June 2. Department Chair Dr. Hugh Hemmings addressed the graduates, remarking that they were an inspiring and talented class.

"It's time for you to spread your knowledge and take care of patients around the world, and to advance the science of anesthesiology," he said. "We really look forward to that,...

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Drug Believed to Reduce Postoperative Pain and Delirium Does Neither

Study Says Ketamine May Spur Hallucinations, Nightmares in Older Patients

To blunt postoperative pain and reduce the need for opioid drugs following surgery, anesthesiologists often give patients low doses of the drug ketamine during operations. Recent research even suggests that the drug might alleviate postsurgical delirium and confusion in older adults.

But a new study led by anesthesiologists at...

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Expo Highlights Department of Anesthesiology Research

Research from the Department of Anesthesiology was on display at the 12th Annual Research Exposition, held May 11 in the P3 and M3 wing corridors. Posters lined the hallways, showcasing lab and clinical research studies on topics ranging from lipid scrambling by TMEM16 proteins, to the influence of age and gender on opioid dosage in chronic non-cancer pain patients.

Guest speaker Dr. Stuart A. Forman, professor of anesthesiology in the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts...

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Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 746-8563

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Marissa Matarazzo,

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (855) 880-0343