The Department of Anesthesiology at George Washington University was the first in this country to establish a discrete hospital-based ambulatory surgery center and is an acknowledged leader in this field of patient care and research. Several faculty are nationally recognized experts in this subspecialty which continues to evolve and grow rapidly.
Residents at the CA-2 level spend a one-month rotation in ambulatory surgery where they learn to master the special challenges of a fast-paced operating room environment. Residents become adept at a variety of techniques commonly used in this specialty including total intravenous anesthesia, IV regional, brachial plexus blocks, and spinal anesthesia. Residents also may be involved in clinical trials of new anesthetic agents during this rotation.