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University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia

Overview

The University of Iowa Health Care (UI Health Care) represents the integrated health care enterprise of the University of Iowa, which includes the UI Hospitals and Clinics, UI Children’s Hospital, UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and UI Physicians. As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, UI Health Care is committed to excellence in medical education, research, patient care and service. To learn more, visit our website at https://www.uihealthcare.org/.

The Department of Anesthesia has its roots in the first formal anesthesiology residency program to be established at an American university. Today, the department boasts more than 80 faculty members, 60 CRNAs, 57 residents, and 12 fellows who provide clinical anesthesia services for more than 50 operating rooms at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, as well as procedural anesthesia services for Pediatrics, Radiology, and nearly 20 other surgical and non-surgical clinics and specialty suites. This broad range of services places the Department in the 99th percentile for diversity of surgical cases among U.S. hospitals.

Area Attractions

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.