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Meet the 2017-18 Chief Residents

Congratulations to the Department of Anesthesiology's recently-appointed Chief Residents for 2017-18. Dr. Rob Bowen and Dr. Melvin La assumed their new roles on July 1. 

Dr. Bowen comes from Omaha, Nebraska and studied economics and pre-medical studies at the University of Notre Dame. He received his MD from the University of Nebraska, taking a leave of absence to  obtain a Masters in Public Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

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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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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