As an Emory University Department of Anesthesiology graduate, you are part of a proud tradition of scholarship and excellence that dates back to 1958. Today, Emory is one of the nation’s leading research institutions, a stimulating environment of exceptional learning for medical students, residents and fellows. We now rank among the top 20 medical schools in the United States.

The department has always been honored with outstanding, visionary leadership. Over the past 60 years former chairs John E. Steinhaus, John L. Waller, and James R. Zaidan, in conjunction with departmental leaders such as E.L. Frederickson and Carl C. Hug, dozens of faculty members, and hundreds of residents and fellows have shaped the residency and fellowship training program into one of the strongest anesthesia programs in the nation.

As capital budgets shrink and fiscal belts tighten for everyone, the Department of Anesthesiology remains committed to providing the finest training for our residents and fellows. Our continued success depends on alumni like you, especially in difficult economic times.

We are excited to announce that we are launching an ambitious fundraising campaign, Invest in the Best. All gifts to this campaign will go directly toward our Department of Anesthesiology Resident Fund. This fund will provide the resources for continued curriculum improvements, medical innovation, and opportunities for residents to participate in research and many other education-enhancing endeavors.

Furthermore, Invest in the Best will have an emphasis on raising funds for echocardiography training. Echocardiography is rapidly moving beyond the narrow realm of the cardiologist or select cardiac anesthesiologist. All of our residents, fellows, and staff yearn for echo training and experience. Your gift to Invest in the Best will help make this training possible.

The funding challenges we face at this time are greater than ever, but despite the economic circumstances, we must continue to further our mission and graduate the best-prepared physicians in the nation. We urge you to please consider making a gift of $1,958, in honor of the year the department was founded, to the Invest in the Best Campaign. We, of course, are grateful for any amount that you can contribute.

Your tax-deductible gift should be made payable to Emory University and designated for the Department of Anesthesiology. As always, we very deeply appreciate your support as the department helps nurture more exceptional physicians—tomorrow’s leaders in clinical medicine, research, and service.

Making a gift online is fast, easy and secure. Please click here to visit our Emory Giving site.


Sade Loye, MBA
Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
Department of Anesthesiology
Phone: 404-778-7755
Fax: 404-778-5194