The Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care is a world class clinical, research, and educational department at the University of Chicago. From a one-member section in 1928, DACC has grown to a 50+ member faculty, 9 research labs or centers, 50+ residents, 30+ nurse-anesthetists, 14 administrators and 70+ staff members. Faculty members are active nationally and internationally in their field, and ...former trainees of the department hold prominent academic positions in the United States and throughout the world. The Center for Care and Discovery, which opened in February 2013, serves as the core of the University of Chicago Medicine campus. The 10-story, 1.2 million-square-foot state-of-the-art facility fosters collaboration and interaction among clinicians and staff to actively engage patients and families in their care. The University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution with a long history of academic excellence.