Richard J. Kuwick, MD
Interim Chief Anesthesiologist
UPMC Mercy is a 488-bed tertiary care hospital in the uptown district of Pittsburgh. The hospital remains the only Catholic hospital in the region, providing specialized services, such as women’s health, neurological, cardiac and orthopedic care, as well as serving as a Neuroradiology Stroke Intervention Center, Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, and American Burn Association-verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Center.
The UPMC Mercy anesthesiology division covers 16 inpatient ORs, six outpatient ORs, an obstetrical suite with two cesarean-section rooms, a busy endoscopy suite, interventional neuroradiology suite, MRI, hydrotherapy unit for burn care, electrophysiology suite, and pre-anesthesia evaluation center. The case selection includes all but solid organ transplants. Highlights include voice surgery, airway modifying surgery, robotic surgery and thoracic surgery. Burn care is a focal point at UPMC Mercy for both children and adults. UPMC Mercy’s Level I trauma service has a team dedicated to care for the parturient who suffers either blunt or penetrating trauma.
For more information about UPMC Mercy anesthesiology division, including the most recent faculty member, CRNA, and case counts, please see the department’s most recent annual report.