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Department of Anesthesiology

University Hospital of Brooklyn

photo of University Hospital of BrooklynPlanned and built as an integral part of SUNY Downstate at Brooklyn, the 406 bed facility opened in 1966. Its facilities include an outpatient department that treats well over 100,000 patients per year. The obstetrical area is uniquely comprised of self-contained suites providing maximum contact between mother and child.

Of the eighteen operating rooms, nine are for major surgery, three for minor surgery, two for cystoscopy, two for cardiac catheterization and two for radiologic procedures.

Strong programs have been developed in all of the subspecialties, as well as in anesthesia for transplant, trauma and vascular surgery. Ours is one of only two pediatric surgery residencies in the greater New York City area and offers the anesthesia resident exposure to a great variety of pediatric problems.


Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

photo of Long Island College HospitalFounded in 1856, and located in Brooklyn Heights, LICH was the first teaching hospital in Brooklyn. Until 1950, it served as the major teaching hospital of the Long Island College of Medicine, which later became SUNY Downstate Medical Center. LICH is a 516 bed, voluntary, non-profit institution that still serves as a primary teaching affiliate of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The teaching hospital is a clinical campus for both medical students and residents.

The anesthesia service at LICH is headed by Dr. David Wlody who is also the Vice Chair of Clinical Services.

The service is extremely active as LICH is one of two receiving hospitals for head injury cases, operates two dedicated ambulances, and admits more than 12,000 patients annually through its emergency services. As part of its service to the community, LICH operates a large outpatient facility that provides service to more than 45 different clinics and averages 93,000 visits each year. The emergency trauma service is extremely active, with approximately 55,000 patients annually.

Our state-of-the-art Pain Center at LICH has recently undergone extensive renovations, and unsurpassed training is available in this unit. Our attending and ancillary staff, in conjunction with the staff of associated services, comprise a unique faculty in teaching newly tested techniques.


Kings County Hospital Center

photo of Kings County Hospital CenterA 627-bed complex owned and operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, KCHC was originally established in 1830 as a one-room infirmary. As the neighborhood grew, KCHC also grew to become the third largest municipal hospital in the country.

The 16-square-block campus consists of 20 buildings, 2 personnel residence halls, and 8 service buildings. The center includes 250 surgical beds, 14 SICU, 6 Pediatric Surgery and 8 Burn Unit beds.

There are 6,700 full-time employees with a personnel services budget of over $400 million. KCHC averages 40,000 admissions, 409,000 patient days, 5,100 births, 5,000 general surgical procedures, and 800,000 ambulatory care visits, annually. The Emergency Rooms at KCHC are among the busiest in the nation. A total renovation costing in excess of $1 billion dollars is underway. It will provide 1,250 acute care and 425 chronic care beds. Residents are exposed to an unparalleled variety and number of trauma cases.