Established in 1971, this department has evolved over time in providing the best of care to patients and also training post graduates. The Department of Anaesthesiology at Kasturba Medical College Manipal aids patients with perioperative care, pain management for both minimally invasive and complex open surgeries. Our department works as a team with various other surgical specialties offering general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, acute and chronic pain management, we also handle critically ill patients requiring surgery. Work is equally balanced with academics. Regular classes and teaching programmes keep our post graduates updated with the latest guidelines and working protocol. The Head of the Department Dr H.M Krishna, with unit chiefs Dr Anitha Shenoy, Dr Shaji, Dr Arun Kumar, Dr Malavika ensure smooth working of the department and also encourage the post graduates to participate in various academic activities. The department includes other skilled and experienced anesthesiologists giving their best effort.