Stanford Anesthesia
50th Year Celebration
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About the celebration
Welcome to the 50th year celebration

Dear Stanford Alumni,

The Department of Anesthesia is approaching the 50th anniversary of its founding as a separate department at Stanford University, School of Medicine. The clinical programs of the Medical School moved to the Stanford Campus and the Palo Alto community hospital from San Francisco in 1959. One year, later Dr. John Bunker was named the first Chair of the Department of Anesthesia, previously a division within the Department of Surgery.

To celebrate our 50 years of building what is now one of, if not THE, premier Department of Anesthesia in the United States, we invite you and your guests to The Farm during the weekend of September 24-25, 2010.

We will kick-off with a Friday evening reception at the Rodin Sculpture Garden and Cantor Museum on campus. Saturday morning will include a scientific session consisting of discussions by some of our current and former colleagues that will provide both an update on current anesthesia related practice and some reminiscences about our Department’s major accomplishments and current programs. Saturday afternoon will be left open for optional activities—hikes, visits to the Pacific Ocean, campus tours, etc., or just time to enjoy each other and visit special places and people in the Bay Area. Saturday evening will feature a black tie optional dinner and 50th Celebration program at the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the campus.

We sincerely hope you will be able to return to The Farm to celebrate our Department’s 50th with your colleagues, friends, other alumni and faculty. Attendance will be limited to 450 participants, including spouse/guest due to the constraints of the Saturday evening location. So please, mark your calendars now and register early. All the information you need is on this website. If you have any questions or comments I can be reached at any time.


Myer “Mike” Rosenthal, MD
Chair, 50th Celebration Committee

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