Johns Hopkins to Send Residents to Hospital for Special Surgery for Anesthesia Training

New York, NY—August 7, 2003

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) announced today the creation of an Anesthesia Residency Training Program with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Hopkins). One resident a month from Hopkins will have the opportunity to experience a rotation in the anesthesiology department at HSS. The program will begin on August 25, 2003.

"In their one month stay at HSS, residents from Hopkins will have tremendous opportunities to work side by side training under our physicians and performing a variety of nerve blocks," said Dr. Gregory Liguori, Director of the Department of Anesthesiology at HSS. "This is also an opportunity for HSS physicians to teach anesthetic techniques that are not widely used in many hospitals." Under the program, senior residents of Hopkins will be trained in the various techniques for administering regional anesthesia to patients. HSS is widely recognized as a leader in the field of regional anesthesiology. While most hospitals across the country routinely administer general anesthesia, approximately 85% of surgeries at HSS are performed utilizing regional techniques.

"The last few years have seen a resurgence in interest in regional anesthetic techniques. This new partnership will afford our senior residents added experience with these increasingly important techniques," said Dr. Scott Mittman, Director of Residency and Education of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Hopkins.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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