The specialty of anesthesiology has been marked by unprecedented growth and change in various methods of rendering the patients insensitive to pain. Monitoring and maintaining vital organ functions during surgery remains the main professional activity of the anesthesiologist. The practice of anesthesiology continues to grow as evidenced in the development of subspecialties like pain management, critical care and preoperative medicine.

 Department of anesthesiology of Dr R.P.G.M.C was setup in 1997 at Dharamshala with two faculty members under the leadership of Dr R.S. Thakur. In December 2007 department was shifted to Dr RPGMC campus at Tanda. The department is currently running under the leadership of Dr Sudarshan Kumar.


Over the years , along with development of medical sciences , the department has set its own high standards in patient care, education and research. All surgical specialties are anchored to this specialty.


Total 19 junior residents are pursuing their MD Degrees in this department with annual intake of 9 students. All post graduates are posted in routine OTs, ICU, PAC and pain clinics in rotation.


Conferences, workshops and CMEs are organized and attended by the department regularly.