Message from the Vice Chair for Education

Headshot of Amy Miller Juve

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (APOM) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is proud to offer education for all levels of learners in a welcoming environment. GME training programs include traditional residency and fellowship programs as well as our innovative Oregon Scholars integrated program in research in critical care medicine. Our traditional fellowship programs include cardiovascular anesthesiology, critical care medicine, pain medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and regional anesthesia. All of our programs are ACGME accredited with the full duration accreditation cycles. We also participate in the education and development of medical students, Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, residents from other programs and paramedic students.

We have many national leaders in education on faculty, including the creator and lead editor of the Anesthesia Toolbox, American Board of Anesthesiology examiners and question writers, members of Review Committees and Milestones 2.0 Committees for the ACGME, the founder and former president of the Association for Anesthesiology Program Administrators and Educators, AMA coaching initiative leadership, and the current OHSU GME Associate Dean and Designated Institution Official who oversees all GME training at OHSU. We round out our faculty leadership with our incredible administrative colleagues who have formal training and expertise in adult education and administration. We have leveraged our expertise to innovate education, including creating the first combined program for residency and fellowship training in the country, as well as other exciting programs such as the APOM Academy and ExCEL. Our faculty and staff are exceptionally warm and welcoming, and we purposefully work towards and are committed to creating a supportive environment for all learners.

We have also grown a strong research division, which has excellent NIH funded faculty in both basic science and clinical research. Laboratory facilities include 11,300 square feet of research and office space in the Hatfield Research Center (HRC), the Medical Research Building (MRB) and Multnomah Pavilion. Our program was the 19th most NIH funded anesthesiology program in the country last year.

OHSU is the only academic hospital in Oregon, and a quaternary referral center for complex patients in the region. OHSU has multiple hospitals on campus, including the main hospital, which houses 25 ORs, 3 L&D ORs, 4 Cath labs, 2GI labs, and 77 adult ICU beds with our faculty staffing the CardioVascular and Neuro ICUs. The Portland VA is connected to the main hospital by a sky bridge and houses one of the top 5 busiest VAs for surgical volume, including an ICU staffed by anesthesiologists. Doernbecher Children's Hospital, which is also connected to the main hospital by a sky bridge houses 9 ORs, a 20 bed PICU and 46 bed Neonatal ICU, and an active sedation service. The Casey Eye Institute, which houses 4 ORs, is also attached to the main hospital by a tunnel. The Center for Health &Healing which currently houses 5 ORs with an additional 9 slated to open February 2019, as well as a beautiful, multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Clinic is accessible by aerial tram. In addition to our OHSU campus hospitals, we have paired with the local Kaiser hospital to provide additional training in cardiac anesthesia in a community setting.  Also within walking distance from “the hill” is a state of the art simulation center boasting outstanding opportunities for resident, fellow and faculty training. 

We welcome you to explore our offerings, reach out to us with any questions you may have and encourage you to apply to one of our outstanding programs!

With gratitude,

Amy Miller Juve, Ed.D., M.Ed.

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Education