Neurosurgical Anesthesia

The Neurosurgical Anesthesia program at Stanford offers a flexible one or two year advanced clinical experience in neuroanesthesia. This program is designed to provide clinical subspecialty experience while also providing opportunities for both clinical and laboratory research experience.

The advance clinical experience includes required rotations in neurophysiological monitoring, interventional neuroradiology, and neurosurgical intensive care. The lengths of these rotations can be increased to accommodate specific interests. Experience in pediatric neuroanesthesia is offered in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital. Clinical exposure emphasizes anesthetic and patient management techniques for complex neurovascular procedures. Extensive use is made of mild hypothermia, controlled hypotension and, on occasions, circulatory arrest. Toward the end of the year you will be expected to function as junior attendings, actively participating in the resident education process.

You will also be expected to participate in a clinical or laboratory research project, with the goal of completing their project by the end of the year and submitting the results for publication. Faculty interests include mechanisms of cerebral protection, effects of mild hypothermia, and aspects of neurophysiological monitoring. 


Applications and other materials can be obtained by contacting Natalie Darling-Cabrera, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305-5640.

Program Director: Chris Rishel, MD, PhD