Getting there

Visiting address

Radboudumc main entrance
Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
6525 GA Nijmegen

Postal address

Post 717
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Go to Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
Enter building at: Radboudumc main entrance (hoofdingang)
Follow route 598
Research Departments Anesthesiology

About us Department of Anesthesiology

This department does (clinical) research that contribute to the understanding of the disciplines anesthesiology, pain and palliative medicine.

Meta-Research team

We aim to bring evidence to translational medicine and toxicology. We do so by performing research and providing education on the principles of research rigour and robustness. read more

Our researchers Anesthesiology

A list of researchers connected to this department.

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Anesthesiology is a medical specialty that provides medical care to patients in a wide variety of often acute situations. read more


Anesthesiology is a medical specialization that provides medical care to patients in a wide variety of often acute situations. This includes:
  • Delivering anesthesia during surgical procedures
  • Caring for critically ill patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU)
  • Managing medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests and in trauma care. Anesthesiologistst work either in-hospital or in the public domain, termed 'pre-hospital medicine, in so-called Mobile Medical Teams.

Anesthesiologists are responsible for ensuring the delivery of anesthesia safely to patients in virtually all health care settings, including all major medical tertiary care facilities. This includes:
  • preoperative evaluation
  • consultation with the surgical team
  • creating a plan for the anesthesia tailored to each individual patient
  • airway management
  • intraoperative life support and provision of pain control
  • intraoperative diagnostic stabilization
  • proper post-operative management of all patients.
Preparation of patients for emergency surgery are mandatory, essential, and critical skills that anesthesiologists have been trained to employ. Anesthesiologists utilize their extensive knowledge of human physiology and diseases to guide their patients safe through all kinds of interventional procedures.
Our department also provides care for patients with acute and chronic pain conditions and is involved in palliative care. The department is a strong advocate for a so-called multidisciplinary approach of these often very complicated patients.


The Department of Anesthesiology offers the five-year doctors-to-anesthesiologists program. And anesthesiologists and physician assistants can get training in sub disciplines. It also participates in faculty educational programs for students and interns (Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences).

Patient care

This department also offers patient care. read more (in Dutch)

Getting there

Entrance: Radboudumc main entrance (hoofdingang)
Route: 598

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