As the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged, anesthesiologists have taken leading roles on the frontlines in operating rooms, ICUs, and on emergency response and institutional leadership teams around the world. This crisis abruptly changed our everyday practices, challenging us to contribute in unique ways. This photo essay combines images submitted by anesthesiologists from around the world to help tell the COVID-19 story through images captured on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Images selected by the ANESTHESIOLOGY Visual Arts Team:

Annemarie Johnson – Vivo Visuals Studio

Meghan Lane-Fall, M.D. – University of Pennsylvania

James P. Rathmell, M.D. – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University

Jon Wanderer, M.D. – Vanderbilt University

Photo credits (page 724): Top row, left to right: self-portrait of Carlos Borba, M.D., University of Pernambuco, Perenambuco, Brazil; self-portrait of Elizabeth Drum, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Middle row, left to right: Jackie Boehme, M.D., Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (photo by James Rathmell, M.D., Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts); self-portrait of Javier Ripollés-Melchor, M.D., Infanta Leonor University Hospital, Madrid, Spain; self-portrait of Sara Cheng, M.D., US Anesthesia Partners - Colorado; self-portrait of Indu Kapoor, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India

Bottom row, left to right: Lohith Basavaraju, M.D., India (photo by Lohith Basavaraju, M.D., India); self-portrait of Steve Yun, M.D., Dental AnesthesiaMD, Orange, California; Ana Garduño, M.D., National Institute of Medical Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico (photo by Mario Ulibarri Vidales, M.D., National Institute of Medical Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico)