In addition to its role as the leading health care provider in Western Pennsylvania, UPMC is creating an international medical, research, and academic network providing patients around the globe access to world-class health care. The Department of Anesthesiology currently provides anesthetic care in facilities in Italy and Ireland.
Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation & Advanced Specialized Therapies / Istituto Mediterraneo Per I Trapianti E Terapie Ad Alta Specializzazione(IsMeTT) is the top transplant center in Italy and has become one of the leading transplant centers in Europe. Anesthesiology faculty and fellows provide anesthetic care for lung transplantations, liver resections, and liver transplantations and have recently become involved in mini-invasive esophageal surgery. Clinical responsibilities are quite diverse and include operating room anesthesia, staffing the intensive care unit (ICU) on a 24-hour basis, and coverage of invasive radiology procedures including the Cardiac Cath Lab, GI Clinical Laboratory, post-anesthesia care unit, and Ambulatory Center. IsMeTT receives referrals of patients for complex surgery or ICU treatments in both adults and pediatric patients.
UPMC Beacon Hospital is the newest addition to the Department of Anesthesiology. Located in Sandyford, Dublin, it is a full service hospital with a 183-bed capacity and 14 isolated critical care beds. The hospital serves as a showcase site for General Electric in Europe and features state of the art radiology systems and digital radiology suites. The hospital contains eight operating theatres — specific rooms dedicated for neurosurgery, urology, cardiac, general, orthopedic, and ophthalmic surgery. In addition, UPMC Beacon provides an acute pain/regional service, and a chronic pain service is provided on a multidisciplinary level.
Photo: Paul Phrampus, MD, Director, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER); Antonio F. Arcadipane, MD, Chief Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Operating Room Services, IsMeTT; Raymond Planinsic, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of Transplantation Anesthesiology