A Message from the Chairman

Dr. KhanWelcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The dynamic specialty of anesthesiology has witnessed unprecedented growth and change since the administration of ether in 1846. Today the field has evolved into a continuum of perioperative care beginning with the presurgical assessment and education of the patient through intraoperative management to the postoperative phase.

The field of anesthesiology continues to grow with the evolution of multiple subspecialties. The anesthesiologist of the 21st century is called upon not only for the perioperative care of the surgical patient but also provides his or her expertise in the intensive care setting, the management of pain, high-risk obstetrics surgery, pediatric care, organ transplant, cardiothoracic cases and a variety of other challenging clinical settings. Read more:

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to training physicians to become outstanding, competent, and compassionate anesthesiologists. The structure of our training program encourages the development of our residents in a supportive environment allowing them to incorporate the skills and knowledge needed to provide the best possible care to their patients. Our extraordinary faculty has great breadth in their variety of interests and depth in their specific areas of focus. We strive to create an engaging and challenging experience with the incorporation of didactic lectures, hands-on experience in a wide range of clinical settings along with cutting-edge simulator based education.

I would encourage you to take some time to fully explore our website. If you require further information please do not hesitate to call us. We are very proud of the program and have a lot to share.

Once again on behalf of the Department of Anesthesiology I welcome you to our website!

Talal W. Khan, MD

News & Announcements 


Dr. Talal Khan, Named Chair of Anesthesiology

On August 13, 2015, Dean Simari announced that Talal W. Khan, MD, MBA, would reside as Chair for the department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Khan has been serving as interim Chair since April of 2012. Dr. Khan joined the School of Medicine in 2003 and currently serves as director of Interventional Pain Medicine in the Marc Asher Comprehensive Spine Center at The University of Kansas Hospital.

Dr. Khan earned a Doctor of Medicine in 1995 from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, and a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also completed an Executive Master of Business Administration at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Khan is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is a member of the AMA, ASA, IARS, ASRA, NANS, International Spine Intervention Society, AAPM, Kansas City Society of Anesthesiology, and the Kansas State Society of Anesthesiology.

Congratulations Dr. Khan! 

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Patient Comments

"The anesthesiologist and their staff did not rush, appeared and came across as caring, concerned and interested in the patient. I give this staff an A+."

"The anesthesiologist visited with my wife and I prior to and after the procedure and updated her on my condition. We were very impressed and grateful."

"My two anesthesiologists were very aware of my medical history and acted accordingly with my sedation medication. I felt comfortable in their care and had no problems during or after the procedure."

"My Anesthesiologist was amazing. She ended up being the one to get my IV going after 3 nurses were unable to."

"Anesthesiologist listened to my concerns and involved me and the surgeon in the pretreatment plan. I never thought surgery would be a pleasant experience but it actually was!"

"Calm, caring, kind, good eye-contact, explained things well and good sense of humor!"