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Anesthesiology Clinical Teaching Sites

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee. ROH is the only level-1 trauma center in the region, has the region's only accredited burn center, and also serves as the public safety-net hospital for the Memphis area. Unique services offered by Regional One include the trauma services and the burn ICU, in addition to caring for the region's underserved population.

ROH is one of the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group.

Memphis VA Medical CenterMemphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Founded in 1922, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is one of our primary adult teaching hospitals. It offers quality healthcare for the changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs of the Mid-South men and women who so proudly served our nation.

For the 196,000 veterans from 53 counties in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas, the VAMC offers a variety of services for both physical and mental health needs. New programs include those for traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide prevention.

Anesthesia services are involved in approximately 3000 surgical procedures and about 3500 endoscopic or interventional medical and radiologic procedures per year.

Baptist Memorial Hospital MemphisBaptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120

Baptist Memorial Hospital (BMH) - Memphis is the flagship hospital of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system and a tertiary care referral center. The 80-acre campus includes the hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Baptist Women’s Health Center, Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital, and Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital, Baptist Heart Institute, and five (5) physicians’ office buildings. The Baptist mission is a three-fold ministry of healing, preaching, and teaching which is used to provide quality health care.

BMH is one of Tennessee's busiest hospitals with 65,000 emergency department visits and 12,000 surgeries each year. The hospital physicians are Mid-South transplant pioneers, performing the first area open heart surgery in 1960 and the first local heart transplant in 1985. A variety of subspecialty and ambulatory electives are available taught by volunteer faculty, many of whom have received teaching awards.

Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103


Established in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system and a teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South. Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns. Le Bonheur has received many accolades of excellence over the years including: Top Children's Hospital in 2017 by the Leapfrog group for its safe patient care, Magnet status - one of only 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. to have earned this honor for quality nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and a three-star rating (the highest) by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its Heart Institute.

Learn more about Anesthesiology at Le Bonheur

The Department of Anesthesia at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (LCH) administers over 18,000 anesthetics annually. These cases are delivered in 17 operating rooms, two cardiac catherization labs, two MRI’s and a CT scanner. Two thousand (2,000) anesthetics occur at the pediatric surgery center (Le Bonheur East). Three hundred and twenty-five (325-350) open-heart procedures are performed in the hospital each year. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has given the cardiac program at LCH three stars, its highest designation. Only 10 programs out of more than 140 receive such a rating. For the past several years, LCH has annually performed 14 heart transplants, five VAD’s, including Pedimag, Centrimag, and Heartmate/Heartware, and 500 cardiac catherization.

Anesthesiology at LCH supports the orthopedics program that performs spinal fusions, Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) placement and growing rods from the MAGECTM (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System.  The orthopedic program is one of the highest rated in the nation and is in partnership with the Campbell Clinic. The neurosurgical program and tumor volume is one of the highest in the United States. LCH is one of only a few hospitals with an intraoperative MRI in a children’s hospital. In 2010, it was the first one to have a 3T IMRI in the USA.

Liver and Kidney transplants are performed as a part of Methodist University Hospital’s very highly rates solid organ transplant program. LCH has also performed surgery on a congenitally joined ischiophagus set of twins over the past two years and has done no less than three sets of patients over the past ten years — a very large and unique clinical experience. The hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and has one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the United States. The anesthesia department supports a very active regional anesthesia service and is engaged in collaborative research papers with several departments including orthopedics, ENT and cardiac surgery.

St. Jude Children's HospitalSt. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless. In return for guidance in his career, Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay. St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers. The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world. St. Jude research has helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%.

In 2019, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was ranked the number two pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. St. Jude and the World Health Organization recently announced a five-year collaboration to cure at least 60% of children worldwide with the six most common types of cancer by 2030.

Learn more about Anesthesiology at St. Jude

Operating within the department of Pediatric Medicine, the Division of Anesthesiology provided care for approximately 13,000 encounters in FY17 (including pain management) in all phases of pediatric anesthesiology throughout the hospital setting. This included diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, surgery, the procedure room, the outpatient pain clinic and on the inpatient pain service.

Anesthetizing locations in diagnostic imaging include MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, PET, MIBG and interventional radiology. Three operating rooms host procedures such as intrathoracic and intraabdominal surgeries, as well as orthopedic oncologic procedures. Anesthesia is provided in a procedures area where typical oncology procedures such as lumbar punctures, bone marrow aspirates and biopsies and administration of intrathecal chemotherapy are performed. Anesthesiology is active in traditional radiation oncology (photon) for both treatments, MRI and CT simulations and in the world’s only dedicated pediatric proton treatment facility.

The Division of Anesthesiology assists the Division of Critical Care Medicine in providing anesthesia care for critically ill patients requiring bedside procedures and provides consultation for airway management in the ICU and for other emergencies as needed.

For pain management, the scope of clinical practice includes consultation for inpatients with complex medical conditions related to acute and chronic pain, and outpatient consultations in the pain clinic. Related to acute pain management, the spectrum of practice ranges from acute postoperative pain (with short duration of follow up) for invasive pain management (with continuous epidural catheters, continuous peripheral nerve catheters) to opioid patient controlled analgesia and continuous ketamine infusion or lidocaine infusion. The most prevalent consultations in a vast array of clinical circumstances are chronic neuropathic pain secondary to chemotherapeutic agents, tumor-related nerve compression, and bone marrow transplant related neuropathic chronic pain. Of a rarer nature, but requiring a high level of acuity of care, the service provides consultation and pain management for palliative care and at the end of life, in close collaboration with the Palliative Care service. 

There are ongoing research projects in pain management and peri-operative anesthesiology, as well as collaborations with Psychology, Neuro-Oncology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Orthopedics among others. Recently, the Division focused on long-term effects of anesthesia and on influence of anesthetic management on cancer outcomes. Over the past 18 years, clinical research from the pain service has generated more than 50 manuscripts addressing multiple areas of pain management in pediatric oncology. 

Patient safety is a key focus of the Division of Anesthesiology. St. Jude is member institution of Wake Up Safe, the patient safety organization sponsored by the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.

Jan 30, 2024