This is an exciting time for anesthesia as well as the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University. Anesthesia as a specialty continues to expand beyond the confines of the operating room. Numerous advances in anesthesia and analgesia continue to occur that enhance the care of patients. Added to this locally is the recently opened 10 new state of the art operating rooms. Our aim is to be amongst the most innovative and prestigious Academic Anesthesia programs. To this end we have created a first rate educational program and perform cutting edge basic, translational and clinical research that will contribute to the enhancement of our specialty and the care of patients who are entrusted to us.