Anne Schwartz, CRNA, and Richard Pino, MD, monitor a patient's level of anesthesia during a surgical procedure.

About Us

The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine provides high-quality patient care, conducts innovative research and offers comprehensive educational opportunities.

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Patients & Families

Welcome Message from our Anesthetist-in-Chief

Clinical anesthesiology began at Mass General at in 1846 with the first public demonstration of the use of ether for surgery.

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Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine

55 Fruit StreetGray-Bigelow 444Boston, MA 02144
  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-3030

Health Care Professionals

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Anesthesia Residency Program

Our program offers residents comprehensive education and training under the mentorship of world-class faculty and clinicians.

Other Resources

  • #1 in the Nation 2015-2016

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #1 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

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In the Spotlight

Resident Spotlight

Jamie Rubin, MD, and David Bartels, MD, share their experiences as residents in our Anesthesia Residency Program.

Innovative Research

Warren Zapol, MD, and a team of Mass General researchers develop a lightweight, portable system that can now produce the potentially life-saving gas nitric oxide from the air with an electrical spark.



Learn about our history, people and how we embrace patient care, education, research and community outreach.
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Explore our research in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General.
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