Mission, Vision and Values


Consistent with the foundations established by Dr. Waters, today we are committed to remarkable patient care, excellent education and training, and innovative research, in a respectful, inclusive, and compassionate environment.


Our vision is to lead academic anesthesia into the future with a commitment to respectful leadership, a diverse community dedicated to our mission locally, regionally, and globally. We strive to enhance remarkable care for our patients in the operating room, perioperative and pain clinics and intensive care units, while we ensure wellbeing within our teams.


  • Integrity and Accountability – Every person, every action, every time.
  • Compassion and Empathy – Treat ourselves and others with kindness and understanding.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity – Advance health and health equity by respecting the rights, dignity, and differences of all.
  • Excellence and Innovation – Strive for the very best today and in the future.
  • Purpose and Wellbeing – Caring for our patients, our community and ourselves.