Stanford University, Anesthesiology Department


Our mission is to improve health through Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine to:

  • Provide compassionate, equitable, sustainable, patient-centered care
  • Inspire and develop future leaders
  • Stimulate discoveries that transform the field


Our vision is to be a global leader in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine that:

  • Improves patient experience, outcomes, and safety
  • Transforms healthcare 
  • Recruits, develops, and inspires the world’s top talent

through innovation, discovery, and collaboration.


Six values underpin our impact on patient health and medicine, as well as the culture of our department:

  • I - Innovation:  We embrace innovation, change, and continuous improvement to raise the quality of care and shape the future of medicine.
  • M - Mentorship:  We nurture and pursue ongoing professional growth to enjoy impactful and fulfilling careers.
  • P - Participation:  We freely share opinions and value diverse backgrounds and contributions to improve decision-making, outcomes, and engagement.
  • A - Action:  We strive for excellence and leadership to amplify our impact on human health.
  • C - Connection:  We cultivate community, connection, and care for each other to nurture trust, respect, a sense of belonging, and shared purpose.
  • T - Teamwork:  We collaborate across roles, ranks, units, divisions, and departments to unlock possibilities for greater impact and fulfillment.



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