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Obstetric Anesthesia

Obstetric anesthesia is the specialization of administering anesthesia during childbirth. There are a wide variety of methods, including local or regional anesthesia, such as an epidural or spinal block, or general anesthesia given during a cesarean section.

The longstanding Obstetric Anesthesia program at Mount Sinai Hospital includes a world class clinical program, fellowship training, educational activities and peer-reviewed, funded research.

Anesthesiologists from around the world recognize Mount Sinai Hospital as a global centre for this specialization, and are coming here to round out their training.

The obstetric anesthetists are: