Houston Methodist Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Houston Methodist’s Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care strives to discover, introduce and standardize advances in critical care medicine to serve our patients and the anesthesia sciences nationwide. Houston Methodist is a nationally recognized leader in critical care, demonstrated by our commitment to research, education and innovation. 


The Center for Critical Care conducts groundbreaking academic research and innovative educational programs, serving as an integrative hub for a range of medical disciplines. Our anesthesia clinicians and faculty have forged robust collaborative partnerships with multidisciplinary teams throughout Houston Methodist, sharing information about advancements in our critical care intensive care units and supporting a range of treatments and procedures.



National Rankings Underscore Our Commitment to Excellence

An Honor Roll hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 10 specialties, rated high performing in 18 adult procedures and conditions and has been named Best Hospital in Texas since the ranking began. 

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Our Team

The Department of Anesthesiology’s anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists collaborate with U.S. Anesthesia Partners to ensure our patients receive safe, personalized care delivered by leading anesthesiology professionals on the day of surgery.


Our team also provides intensivists and mid-level providers to Houston Methodist intensive care units systemwide, including subspecialties in the intensive care for neurological, medical, cardiac, cardiovascular and surgical/liver.


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GME Trainees


Faculty With Academic Appointments


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Active Clinical Trials

Our Research

Our team is committed to conducting translational and clinical research to introduce and standardize advances in critical care medicine with focus areas in sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, postoperative transplant care, dysregulated immune response (cytokine storm) in critical illnesses, infectious disease and life support. Our studies range from investigator-initiated projects to industry-sponsored clinical trials and federally funded grants.


Through research collaborations with Rice University and Texas A&M, our team endeavors to develop a group of faculty who conduct bedside clinical research spanning the entire continuum of patient care. Our overall research mission is to decrease the rate of complications and improve outcomes in critically ill patients.

Shifting the Sepsis Paradigm
Shifting the Sepsis Paradigm
Houston Methodist Hospital’s ongoing, innovative and unique sepsis initiatives have reduced mortality from 35% to 6%.
Setting Benchmark for Research on Provider Stress
Setting Benchmark for Research on Provider Stress

Wearable technologies provide key to better supporting health care providers under stress.

Transplantation and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Transplantation & Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

The initiative is focused on optimizing patients before, during and after surgery — including post-discharge recovery at home.

Cohort Study - Delirium After Abdominal Surgery
Cohort Study: Delirium After Abdominal Surgery
Low-dose ketamine infusion was associated with lower prevalence of delirium in ICU patients following abdominal surgery.

Education & Training

Houston Methodist’s groundbreaking academic research serves our anesthesiology residencies and fellowships in the training and development of future experts in the field. Our team provides specialty rotations in cardiovascular/thoracic anesthesia, anesthesia for neurosurgery, regional anesthesia and critical care medicine. 


Our team also trains student cardiothoracic/vascular anesthesia nurses from programs including Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Through Grand Rounds and regularly scheduled faculty development series, our team supports the ongoing training of professional anesthesiologists. 


As a founding member of the Texas Medical Center Sepsis Collaborative, our team partners with 11 institutions in the largest medical center complex in the world to raise sepsis awareness through symposiums, conferences, media events, community outreach, newspaper, lectures and poster competitions.

Engineering Medicine
Engineering Medicine (EnMed)

Houston Methodist and Texas A&M University’s joint program integrates medical education and research with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mentored Research Clinical Research Training
Mentored Research Clinical Research Training

A fast-track program for junior physicians at Weill Cornell and Houston Methodist to acquire skills to embark on a clinical research career pathway. 

MITIE Virtual Hospital
Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE℠)

MITIE℠ trains clinicians with hands-on courses and provides resources to develop procedural skills.

For Patients

For Patients

Houston Methodist’s anesthesiology and critical care experts use cutting-edge techniques and technology to prevent, diagnose, manage and treat the full range of medical disciplines.

Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care News & Events

In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person