Message From The Chairman

Welcome to the web page of the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesia. Our department has been a pioneer in the education of anesthesiologists since it was founded by Dr. Vergil K. Stoelting in 1947.

The residency and fellowship training programs at Indiana University offer a broad and robust clinical experience in all aspects of the specialty. Clinical training occurs on the campus of Indiana University Health.  The campus is composed of five tertiary care hospitals that allow our residents to gain a wide variety of clinical experiences in one closely-knit medical complex. Our educational program stimulates residents to excel in their understanding of the science of anesthesiology with a unique educational experience for our CA-1 residents and an integrated experience for our CA-2 and CA-3 residents. Each resident's progress in both the academic and clinical aspects of anesthesiology is carefully monitored.

The goals of our department are to provide exceptional patient care and outstanding resident education. With nationally and internationally recognized faculty, strong residency training, and the resources of an outstanding research university, the Anesthesia Department at the Indiana University School of Medicine provides the setting for an outstanding anesthesiology training experience.  For those residents interested in pursuing an academic career, our department offers research opportunities with established investigators in both basic and clinical science.  Our research efforts are expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge and our faculty members regularly contribute work to medical journals in basic science, clinical anesthesiology, surgery and critical care.

You have chosen a specialty with an exciting future. We look forward to helping you explore the opportunities at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesia.


Robert G. Presson, Jr., M.D.
Robert K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia and Chairman

Contact Information

Phone: (317) 274-0275  Fax: (317) 274-0256 

Mailing Address: 
Department of Anesthesia IU School of Medicine 
Fesler Hall Room 204
1130 West Michigan Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5115