At the Kochi University Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, we contribute to improving the health of the community in all areas of anesthesiology, including cardiac, thoracic, obstetrics, neurological, pain, and intensive care. Our mission is to be the world leader in patient care, advancing basic science and clinical research, and training tomorrow's leaders in academic anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Faculty members are deeply committed to achieving excellence in education. Our academic programs emphasize excellence in clinical practice and advanced research. A number of graduates and research students have progressed to undertake research degrees.