Department of Anesthesiology

WVU School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1 Medical Center Drive
PO Box 8255
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: (304) 598-4122
Fax: (304) 598-4930


Vallejo named chair of the WVU Department of Anesthesiology
Manuel C. Vallejo, Jr., MD, DMD, has been appointed the new chair of the WVU Department of Anesthesiology. His area of expertise is in obstetric anesthesia.
Dr. Vallejo earned his medical degree from the WVU School of Medicine. He completed an anesthesiology residency at Pittsburgh’s UPMC Mercy Hospital. Before attending medical school, Dr. Vallejo earned a dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a dental residency at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He briefly served as a clinical instructor in the WVU School of Dentistry.
Dr. Vallejo is currently a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh with appointments in its schools of medicine, dental medicine and nursing. He is the director of obstetric anesthesia at Pittsburgh’s Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, where he leads the Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program. He also serves as the obstetric anesthesia clinical coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program and medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Dental Anesthesia Program.
Dr. Vallejo is scheduled to arrive on Sept. 9.


Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at West Virginia University.

The Department of Anesthesiology is composed of anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, and support personnel including anesthesia technicians and administrative support personnel.

The Department of Anesthesiology is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is proud to be part of the West Virginia University School of Medicine which is fully accredited by the Licensing Commission for Medical Education (LCME).

The School of Medicine sponsors 42 graduate medical education programs including our own. Founded in 1961, our residency has trained many anesthesiologists who not only serve the people of the State of West Virginia but also hold academic and private practice positions throughout the country.

Our main teaching hospital is Ruby Memorial, part of West Virginia University Healthcare.  Most of our educational endeavors take place in this hospital which is a tertiary referral center for the State of West Virginia and the region.     

We invite you to visit the various informational areas on our web page to learn more about us.


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