Vision Statement

The vision of the UK College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology is to serve the population of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond with the utmost care, compassion, and empathy, with the most technically innovative and skilled medical care.

Mission Statement

The UK College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology’s mission is to promote growth and innovation; drive advances in science and technology; enhance knowledge to promote education, leadership, professionalism, and economic stewardship; create future leaders in the field of Anesthesiology; and encourage diversity and inclusion.

Zaki Hassan, MBBS

Welcome to Anesthesiology

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology is committed to the pillars of an outstanding academic institution including clinical excellence, education, and research, which are supported by our outstanding faculty and staff. We provide the most advanced anesthetic and subspecialty anesthetic care for patients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

We believe that residency is the most important aspect of professional training. Our program prioritizes resident education through the use of our nationally recognized didactic program. Additionally, clinical excellence is paramount and a primary objective of our program. Your residency at the University of Kentucky will provide you with the foundational skills necessary to become an outstanding clinician for any path you may choose following your training. We recognize that our residents are the future of our specialty and we endeavor to develop the next generation of leaders in health care. We aim to produce consultants and professionals who are not only outstanding clinically but who can grow with innovations in technology in modern anesthesia and are prepared for the demographics and the changing patterns of health care for the future. We implement a team-based approach to patient care and advocate for a culture that not only caters to providing excellent clinical care for our patients but fosters lifelong colleagues and friends.

Growth, innovation, and continued outstanding clinical excellence are instilled within our department. I invite you to explore our website, meet our outstanding faculty, and examine our residency and fellowship programs. Our department is proud to be part of the University of Kentucky and to take outstanding care of our patients within the Commonwealth and beyond.

Zaki-Udin Hassan, MBBS, MBA, FASA
Professor and Chair of the UK College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology


Our educational programs for anesthesiology encompass many different educational modalities.


Simulation Training

Exposure to a wide variety of complicated anesthesia scenarios with the use of state-of-the-art high-fidelity simulators. 

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Research is integral to the department's mission and its growing focus on translational and basic science.