Our CRNA Program

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are an integral part of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

CRNAs are responsible for the preoperative, intraoperative, and immediate post-operative care of patients requiring anesthesia for surgical, medical, therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. Their services are rendered in the main operating rooms, Labor and Delivery, and designated out-of-OR locations such as radiology, cardiac catheterization, angiography, endoscopy, CT and MRI.

CRNAs also fulfill a teaching function for the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists that rotate to Brigham and Women’s Hospital from Northeastern University for their clinical experience. Clinical research may be available as an adjunct for the CRNA who is interested in that area of practice, depending on protocols available, but is not a Department requirement and is not usually sponsored by the Department.

CRNAs interested in learning more about career opportunities in our Department are invited to contact Kate Evangelista, CRNA, kevangelista@bwh.harvard.edu.