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.

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. Xu KU Anesthesiology welcomes Dr. Xu 

 On January 2, 2014 KU Anesthesiology welcomed Dr. Xu as a Clinical Instructor.
  Dr. Xu comes to us from Washington Unviersity in St. Louis. 


Jacki Long, CRNA KU Anesthesiology welcomes Jacki Long

 On January 27, 2014 KU Anesthesiology welcomed Jacki Long, CRNA.
 Ms. Long comes to us with 15+ years experience as a CRNA.

Last modified: Apr 17, 2014
Save the Date

KU Anesthesiology CRNA Appreciation Dinner
May 8, 2014
Sullivan's Steakhouse
Leawood, KS

65th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Anesthesiology
April 10-12, 2015
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Kansas City, MO

Patient Comments

"I was totally satisfied with my overall experience.  The patience of the anesthesiologist was off the charts - she explained the whole procedure with the utmost patience."

"Anesthesiologist were very friendly and made me very comfortable."

"Anesthesiologist promised to make sure I did not receive boxers lip! Excellent!!"