Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)

Nurse anesthetists, also known as CRNAs, have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years.  CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2016 Practice Profile Survey.

As advanced practice registered nurses, CRNAs practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect.” Here at Stanford, the CRNAs work alongside Stanford University Anesthesiologists to collaboratively provide the safest, best anesthesia possible to all our patients.

The Stanford CRNAs administer anesthesia throughout Stanford Health Care in most areas and most specialties, including, but not limited to, main operating rooms (i.e. Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Cardiac, General surgery, etc.) , outpatient surgical centers (Byers, Plastics, ENT, Gynecology, etc.), Electrophysiology/Catheterization Lab, MRI/CT, and Endoscopy.


Stanford Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists