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Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Our mission in the Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care is to provide state-of-the-art anesthesia care, pain management and life support for cancer patients in intensive care units.                                                     

We provide comprehensive patient care starting with an initial evaluation in the Anesthesia Assessment Center. Patients undergo surgery in the operating room and receive care into the post anesthesia and intensive care units.  

In the intensive care units, a team of critical care specialists, nurses and respiratory care practitioners provide state-of-the-art life supporting treatments for all of MD Anderson’s critically ill patients from the medical, surgical and pediatric services. Our clinicians also provide pain management services to postoperative patients and to cancer patients with a variety of pain conditions related to cancer and its treatment. Care is provided on the inpatient services and in our Pain Management Center. - Thomas Feeley, M.D., Division Head

Recent Publications

Wang Y, Barker K, Shi S, Diaz M, Mo B, Gutstein HB. Blockade of PDGFR-beta activation eliminates morphine analgesic tolerance. Nature Medicine. 2012;18(3):385-7.

Spinks T, Albright HW, Feeley TW, Walters R, Burke TW, Aloia T, et al. Ensuring quality cancer care: A follow-up review of the Institute of Medicine's 10 recommendations for improving the quality of cancer care in America. Cancer. 2012;118(10):2571-82.

Bruno JJ, Dee BM, Anderegg BA, Hernandez M, Pravinkumar SE. US practitioner opinions and prescribing practices regarding corticosteroid therapy for severe sepsis and septic shock. J Crit Care 2012;27(4):351-61.

Novy DM, Lam C, Gritz ER, Hernandez M, Driver LC, Koyyalagunta D. Distinguishing features of cancer patients who smoke: pain, symptom burden, and risk for opioid misuse. J Pain 2012;13(11):1058-67.

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Observership Opportunities

We offer observer program curricula in our three core services: critical care medicine, pain medicine and anesthesiology. 


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