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The University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is a recognized leader in the fields of clinical anesthesia, graduate and postgraduate education, and scientific inquiry through basic and translational research. 


The Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia provides anesthesia services in more than 70 anesthetizing sites daily. The anesthesia care team approach is utilized in most of the intra-operative anesthesia care provided by the division, using anesthesiology residents or certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia includes the following sections: orthopedic, regional, liver transplant, neurosurgical, vascular, obstetric, otolaryngology, and trauma and acute care.

The Division of Pain Medicine fosters a culture of excellence and integrity in clinical pain management, education, and clinical research to provide safe and effective pain management for all patients and reduce pain-related health care.

The Division of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology provides exceptional anesthetic care for all patients within the Joseph S. Bruno Pediatric Heart Center and is composed of colleagues from the specialties of Surgery, Cardiology, and ICU Medicine

The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology provides high-quality anesthetic care to patients and provides an outstanding education to anesthesiology residents and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellows.

The Division of Critical Care Medicine delivers exceptional services to multiple intensive care units (ICUs) across UAB Medicine and manages more than 115 ICUs beds daily.

The Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology is the newest division within the department. It provides excellent clinical care, collaborative research, and outstanding resident education in obstetrics.

The Division of Community Anesthesia is a group of anesthesiologists and CRNAs providing services to Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital and St. Vincent’s East Hospital. The division allows busy community hospitals to use the cutting-edge, evidence-based approach to medicine found within an academic environment.

For more information on joining our team, please contact Matt Sherrer, M.D., MBA, FASA, FAACD, at dsherrer@uabmc.edu or 205-975-0234.


The Division of Molecular and Translational Biomedicine strives to conduct groundbreaking research, expand extramural support, enhance interactions with our clinical colleagues, and participate in the teaching of graduate and professional students. For more information about joining our efforts, please contact Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.SC. (Hon.), at smatalon@uabmc.edu, or 205-934-4231.

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Scientist

The Pain Research Program announces an open position for a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Scientist in Jianguo Gu’s, Ph.D., Pain Research Laboratory. We are seeking an ambitious and motivated candidate who is interested in research into cellular and molecular aspects of sensory physiology, neuroscience, and pain. We are specifically focused on ion channels and their functions in sensory transduction, conduction, and transmission under both physiological and pathological conditions (see CELL 2014, 157:664-75, cited in 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; NEURON, 2019, 104:960-971). We employ multi-disciplinary approaches including electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, mouse genetics, and animal behavioral assessment to conduct our research. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. degree in biomedical field and experience in research on neuroscience and/or electrophysiology will be given top priority. The postdoc candidate will be offered a competitive salary in the range of $55,000 to $70,000 plus fringe benefits (health insurance and retirement benefits) as per UAB policy and NIH guidelines. Interested candidates should submit a single document containing updated CV, brief personal statement describing research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references. Please directly email the document to Dr. Gu at jianguogu@uabmc.edu.


Our department employs more than 40 administrative staff members who are dedicated to supporting our faculty. To view current staff job openings, please click on the links below for more details and to apply online.

Program Coordinator II (T200592)
Office Associate II (T211933)

Advanced Practice Professionals

The department is home to over 100 advanced practice professionals, including CRNAs, NPs, RNs, and PAs. To see the current job listings for the Division of Community Anesthesia, which practices at St. Vincent's Hospital, visit uabmedicine.org/crna

Student CRNAs: Please contact David Sanford (dsanford@uabmc.edu) about rotations.

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