Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Anesthesia residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences is a period of intense but enjoyable, educational and clinical training. We are dedicated to providing a high quality educational program.
We intend to train physicians to become outstanding anesthesiologists and at the same time provide safe anesthesia and high quality patient care. We believe that our training program allows our residents to acquire the required skills and knowledge to offer exclusive and elite patient care throughout their career.
It is an honor to state that refereed by national standards, for the last ten years our residents have ranked between the 80th and 90th percentile of all programs in the country and our anesthesiology board certification rate is outstandingly high.
Reputation of our faculty has helped us in providing a high-quality faculty that delivers top-notch patient care and at the same time education and research.
We at Tehran University of Medical Sciences aim to train future leaders in the specialty.  The Anesthesiology Residency is a 4-year program, which is divided into observational, wide-ranging clinic, and subspecialty rotations.
Anesthetic care is delivered in the affiliated hospitals mentioned below which are amongst the highest rated hospital and clinical facilities in the country.
Moheb Yas Women's General Hospital
Amir A’lam Hospital
Arash Women’s Hospital
Baharloo Hospital
Bahrami Children’s Hospital
Cancer Institute
Children’s Medical Center
Farabi Hospital
Imam Khomeini Hospital
Razi Hospital
Roozbeh Hospital
Shariati Hospital
Sina Hospital
Tehran Heart Center
Vali-e-Asr Hospital
Ziayiyan Hospital
We provide anesthetic care during preoperative evaluations, in operating rooms, obstetrical wards, intensive care units, recovery rooms, catheterization laboratories, before MRI/CT scans, radiation therapy suites, pain clinics, for postsurgical patients, and in clinics for chronic pain conditions. 
At the beginning of the residency program, residents will participate in airway management, vascular access and regional anesthesia clinical skills workshops with the goal of learning techniques required in the operating room.
Mastering basic anesthesia skills on routine cases under close faculty supervision in the general operating rooms is the main goal during the first year of residency. Night and weekend shifts with faculty supervision during the first year of residency maybe quite intense, but we assure you it is very enjoyable and with the help of faculty members and staff very educational. Preoperative Clinics are also part of the educational program of the first year residents from the beginning.
During the second and third year of residency a wide range of in anesthetic subspecialties are experienced by our residents. These rotations include:

Pediatric Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia
Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Pain Service
Critical Care Medicine
Head and Neck Anesthesia/Advanced
Airway Management
Thoracic Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia
Electives and focus on complex anesthetic management including transplantation, perioperative echocardiography or additional training in pediatric, cardiac, obstetric, and other subspecialty anesthesia are experienced during the fourth year of residency.

For those interested, outstanding research experience is also available through out their residency years.
We believe that Research is a vital part of anesthesiology and it has helped anesthesiologists provide safer patient care during the last 10 years.

Archives of Anesthesia and Critical Care (AACC) is the
first Journal of Anesthesia and Critical Care launched by the
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care,
 Tehran University of Medical Sciences ever since its
foundation about eight decades back. As stated in
 the journals website ( the journal has
eminent members in its editorial board both from within
the country and abroad. The journal welcomes manuscripts
in all fields and subspecialties related to anesthesia and
basic sciences. 
Fellowship programs:
-Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
-Neruosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship
-Pain Medicine Fellowship
The fellows’ clinical schedule is intended to provide a wide range of exposure to patient management in a variety of health care facilities with the goal of training graduates, well fit to practice independently in any setting. A Fellow will become experienced and skilled in all aspects of diagnosing and managing patients in his/her field of subspecialty.
Admission Criteria for International Applicants(Anesthesiology Residency):
A degree in medicine accredited by International Affairs of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Curriculum Vitae
Personal Statement
Deans Letter
2-4 recommendation letters
When the program receives all the documentation for an application, they are reviewed by a committee, and selected applicants are invited for a personal interview.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us:

A Message from the Chairman:

Development of anesthesiology as an academic discipline and clinical application of general anesthesia has been one of the most important milestones and benchmarks of modern medical practice.
Anesthesiology was amongst the leading professions to emphasis and focus on reducing the risk of complications by insisting on the importance of evidence-based guidelines and standards.
Practice of anesthesiology continues to flourish and develop, evidenced not only by the expansion of recognized subspecialties within our field but also by the range of remote settings led and run by anesthesiologists.
Nowadays, anesthesiologists not only work in the operating rooms around the world, but also in the intensive care units and many remote locations such as the labor and delivery suites. Acute and chronic pain management; perioperative medicine and sleep medicine are other well-recognized fields of interest.
In addition, a wide range of research opportunities from molecular and cellular mechanisms through to patient related clinical studies exist for anesthesiologists.
We at the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences are committed to take the department a step further into perfection.
My vision and goals for the department of anesthesiology is to promote safe practice of anesthesia for patients, maintain and improve high quality education and meet and support the academic research ambitions at our faculty.
We value and welcome your interest in Department of Anesthesiology, Critical care and Pain Medicine and encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have.
Dr. Reza Shariat Moharari
Professor and Chairman of Department of Anesthesiology
Tehran University of Medical Sciences