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Anesthesia Training

Segal B Scott
Dr. Segal, Chair, Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine is one of the top five anesthesia training programs in the United States.   We consider ourselves the absolute best teaching anesthesia residency in the country.  Because there is no formal ranking we present the following as evidence of our assertion:

  1. Forty-eight members of our department are on the 2015 Best Doctors in America list.  This is just over one-half of our current clinical faculty.  This reflects our strength in the clinical arena.
  2. We have had full accreditation of our core anesthesiology residency program from the ACGME Anesthesia Residency Review Committee for three decades. This reflects our strength in graduate medical education. 
  3. We have seven faculty members (3 MDs, 3 PhDs, 1 MD, PhD) who are a Principal Director, Principal Investigators, or Co-Investigators on eight major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants with roles on two P01s, four R01s, one R37, and one R21, as well as roles on multiple NIH subawards. For other federal awards besides the NIH, one faculty member is a Partnering PI on a Department of Defense award and two other faculty members are Principal Investigators on Department of Defense subawards.  Non-federal awards include a fellowship, a FAER medical student anesthesia research summer fellowship, and various industry awards with other active faculty members. This activity reflects our strength in basic and translational research.
  4. Fifteen members of our faculty have become chairs of departments of anesthesiology, most recently Dr. Michael Wall at The University of Minnesota.  This reflects our depth and strength in faculty recruitment and leadership development.
  5. The anesthesiology department supports one of few laboratories for the diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia in the United States, reflecting our commitment to improve the science and practice of anesthesiology.
  6. Our faculty members are very active in supporting the profession:  1) two are former Directors and President of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA);  2) five are current oral board examiners for the ABA;  and 3) approximately eight faculty have given refresher course lectures at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).  This reflects how well our faculty members are perceived nationally.
  7. We consistently publish 90-110 articles, chapters, editorials, reviews, and abstracts per year.  This reflects our commitment to academic anesthesiology.For twenty consecutive years we have sponsored one of the best anesthesia CME meetings in the country, entitled “Advances in Physiology and Pharmacology in Anesthesia and Critical Care,” at either the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia or at one of the Atlantic coast beach resorts.

We also recognize that we cannot rely on our past accomplishments and must constantly strive to improve our clinical practice, our teaching efforts, our research activities, and our service.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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Last Updated: 05-25-2017
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