Anesthesiology is the branch of medicine concerned with the application of anesthetics, drugs that cause the temporary loss of bodily sensations.  The application of anesthetics is commonly done during surgical and dental procedures.

The University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology is a world-renowned academic department that typically publishes at least 26 books and book chapters, more than 55 manuscripts, and is granted around 5 U. S. patents each year.

The department’s anesthesiology faculty are trained in a variety of clinical subspecialties including critical care medicine, pediatrics, congenital heart anesthesiology, neuroanesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology, and pain medicine. Research interests of faculty span clinical and basic science, cognition, simulation training, and neurodegenerative disorders.