A Message from the Chief Residents

The Anesthesiology Department faculty is a large and diverse group of clinicians and clinician-scientists. But the thing that unites us is our commitment to excellence in clinical care within a setting of active research and the education of future generations of anesthesiologists.

Our clinical care is as sophisticated and compassionate as modern medicine itself. As a clinical department within a research university, we support an intellectual approach to medicine. Members of our department re committed to providing the best patient care within the larger context of contributing substantively to our field’s body of scientific knowledge and education.

But as seriously as we take our work, we recognize that everyone – faculty, trainees and other staff – live full lives and have responsibilities and interests outside the hospital, lab and classroom. We support a balanced approach to our academic pursuits, one that makes room for family, friends and extracurricular interests.

With that in mind, the Department has established many activities to help foster an environment conducive to professional and personal fulfillment. Our residents and faculty work together closely. We frequently dine together in the cafeteria or the anesthesia work room, and attendings are readily available to discuss cases with residents.

In addition, we host several social events throughout the year. During the summer of the CA-1 year, Department Chair Dr. Roberta Hines hosts an annual welcome picnic for new residents. Our residents get together outside the hospital for Ladies’ Nights, Happy Hours and other recreational opportunities, such as weekly basketball games. The year ends with a graduation reception and dinner banquet to honor the senior residents.

When you leave Yale, having completed the Anesthesiology residency training program, we can guarantee that you will have had every opportunity to become well-trained in the perioperative management of a wide variety of cases, including cardiac, vascular, thoracic, neurosurgery, obstetric, pediatric, and trauma. You also will have received instruction about transplants of the heart, kidney, pancreas, and liver as well as the management of patients with acute and chronic pain. In short, you will be fully prepared to launch your career as a clinical anesthesiologist or as an anesthesiologist scientist.

Michael Jacoby, Sara Neves, & Joanna Thomas

Chief Residents