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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine!

I am delighted to welcome you to the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health. We are one of the largest clinical departments in the health care system with more than 160 clinical providers. Our team serves a diverse patient population across seven distinct areas of care, including three hospitals, two ambulatory surgery centers and two freestanding endoscopy centers.  With more than 60 anesthetizing locations, we perform more than 60,000 anesthetics annually.  Our clinical work spans the full spectrum from high complexity tertiary and quaternary care services, to community and ambulatory anesthesia care. You can learn more about the department, our values and academic mission here.

With warm regards,

J. Matthias Walz, MD, FCCP
Chair and Professor

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Our mission:

Patient care. Education. Professional development. Scholarly work.