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UPMC Shadyside

UPMC Shadyside

Robert H. Boretsky, MD

Chief Anesthesiologist

The Division of Anesthesiology at UPMC Shadyside provides adult anesthesia services for a 21-room main operating suite, a six-room ambulatory surgery center, a two-room comprehensive urological center, as well as coverage for two GI labs, two electrophysiology labs, and invasive radiology. In FY10, 23 faculty and 52 CRNAs provided anesthesia for 15,509 cases in the main ORs and 5,313 cases in the ambulatory surgery center. The caseload at UPMC Shadyside spans the full range of adult surgical procedures and anesthesiologists provide subspecialty care in cardiac anesthesiology and neuroanesthesiology. The Division provides educational opportunities to its staff and faculty and to a diverse set of students from other departments. The faculty actively participate in medical student and residency rotations. A new rotation in International Anesthesia was developed by Dr. Karen Boretsky and has taken anesthesiology residents to Bhutan and Guatemala this year. It is the first such rotation in the country to be approved by the ACGME. In addition, UPMC Shadyside is designated as a primary instruction site for the SRNA program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.