Department of Anesthesiology
111 S. 11th Street, Suite 8490 Gibbon
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-6161
(215) 923-5507 fax

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a major tertiary care referral center in Philadelphia, provides a widely diversified exposure for the anesthesia resident. As a designated Regional Resource Level 1 Trauma Center, we see patients with a wide variety of major injuries. Jefferson is the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley and we receive patients with severe neurological injuries almost daily who require fiberoptic-guided intubation on a routine basis.

We perform the largest volume of total joint procedures in the Delaware Valley. Among our general surgeons are experts in colorectal surgery, biliary tract surgery and hepatic resection. Other areas of special surgical expertise include neurosurgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, plastic surgery and gynecologic oncology.

Close to 700 cardiovascular thoracic surgical procedures are performed here each year. Approximately 20% of surgical procedures are conducted with regional/ nerve block anesthesia. An active surgical team performs both kidney and liver transplants with current planning to establish a cardiac transplantation program.

For our anesthesiology residents, this surgical diversity provides numerous opportunities to learn regional and general anesthetic techniques, to become proficient in placing and interpreting invasive monitoring devices and to anticipate and treat the wide variety of physiological and pathological consequences of medical and surgical disease and surgical trespass.

The latest additions to our educational program are a full scale manikin simulator and an Apollo anesthesia machine, situated in a high fidelity OR environment. The simulated OR is located in the University Clinical Skills Simulation Center, which hosts a number of programs based on the use of simulation technology, including an ultrasound simulator.

Stephen McNulty, DO
Resident Program Director
Department of Anesthesiology