Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology's 75th anniversary celebration in 2023! On this page we're excited to share events and activities related to the department's milestone year. We are also gathering reflections on our 75 year journey and invite you to join us — please follow the instructions below for ways to contribute. 

In 1948, Dr. Joseph Artusio was appointed to lead a newly-created division of anesthesiology within the Department of Surgery at The New York Hospital. Over the next two decades, the division would grow to become an independent department of anesthesiology at the hospital in 1957, and at Cornell University Medical College in 1967. 

Seventy-five years after Dr. Artusio's appointment, we are leaders in cutting-edge patient care, anesthesiology research, and education. Follow the interactive timeline at the top of this page to learn more about the department's evolution and our place in history, and watch this space below as we continue to add to our anniversary celebration.


What does WCM Anesthesiology mean to you? We invite you to share your stories, memories and images from the past 75 years, and browse contributions from our community of faculty, trainees, alumni, staff and friends.

A photo archive from 1949 to today.

Click on a selection of oral histories from our faculty.

Join our mailing list to receive the department newsletter and updates on our 75th anniversary gala in December 2023.

Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Office of the Chair, anesthesiology-chair@med.cornell.edu

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941
E-mail: anes-programs@med.cornell.edu
For trainee verification inquiries: anes-verification@med.cornell.edu

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (855) 880-0343