About Our Work

UNC Anesthesiology is committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our team includes more than 300 individuals, including faculty, residents, fellows, CRNAs, anesthesia techs, nurse practitioners, researchers, and support staff. We provide a full spectrum of expert anesthesia care to over 60,000 patients of all ages each year—outpatient surgery, invasive inpatient procedures, elective operations, and emergencies. We provide pre-operative care, care after surgery in the intensive care unit, and acute and chronic pain management.

In addition to providing outstanding clinical care, the Department is a national leader in education and research, striving to improve standards of care. Along with teaching our residents and medical students the specialty of anesthesiology, through educational outreach programs, we educate the medical community on the highest standards of anesthetic care.

Support the Department of Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology Education Fund

UNC Anesthesiology has a long tradition of training outstanding anesthesiologists. Our ACGME-accredited program has board pass rates well above the national average. The foundation of our specialty’s growth and success is rooted in our residency training program. Your gift will support educational expenses for our residents and fellows, including visiting professors, high-fidelity simulation training, meeting support, academic enrichment programs, and journal clubs.



Anesthesiology Safety and Quality Improvement Fund

Safety and quality improvement are core values of UNC Anesthesiology. The department conducts numerous Lean Six Sigma improvement projects each year and is the health care system champion for its Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) initiative. Your gift to this fund promotes safety and quality in all areas of clinical practice through the use of improved patient care communication tools, software application development, data mining, and quality improvement training.



Anesthesiology Pain Research Fund

UNC Anesthesiology’s research portfolio includes a thematic, NIH-funded research program focused on improving pain outcomes and recovery after stress and trauma (UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery), a number of other investigator-initiated studies conducted by our outstanding faculty, and a growing industry-sponsored trials program. Your gift will be directed to understanding the causes of acute and chronic pain and their treatments.



 To make a donation by mail, please send a check to the address below. Make check payable to “The Medical Foundation of N.C., Inc” and, in the memo line, please note the fund you wish to support.

The Medical Foundation of N.C., Inc
PO Box 1050
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-9981

Should you have any questions or would like to discuss your support, please contact:

The Medical Foundation of NC