Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides a wide range of anesthesia services, leading-edge research and advances in areas such as pain management after surgery and during labor. Our anesthesiologists are expert in the most advanced anesthesiology and pain management options available.

Our clinical anesthesia services include:

  • Preoperative medical/surgical evaluations
  • Regional and general anesthetics
  • Labor epidurals
  • Critical care patient management
  • Postoperative pain management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Emergency services

We provide these services in both inpatient and outpatient settings:

At the Forefront of Research

We have an impressive clinical and basic research program. Many of our clinical anesthesiologists, as well as a large contingent of basic scientists, address issues at the forefront of research areas, such as neural blockade in anesthesia, pain management, preemptive analgesia, and anesthetic and analgesic interactions during surgery and in the immediate postoperative period.

Active and well-funded research programs in the department focus on ischemia, reperfusion, coagulation, inflammation, myocardial muscle degeneration, periodontal disease and nerve regeneration, muscular dystrophy and spinal cord injury, tissue engineering, stem cell biology and tissue regeneration.


For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.