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A Message from the Chief Residents

The Yale University Anesthesiology Department is a large and diverse group of clinicians and clinician-scientists united by their commitment to excellent clinical care, active research, and the education of future leaders in the field of anesthesiology.

As a clinical department within a research university, we support an intellectual, evidence-based approach to the art of anesthesiology. Members of our department are equally committed to providing the best possible care to our patients, as well as their academic pursuits and working to further our field's body of scientific knowledge. But as dedicated as we are to our work, we recognize that everyone - faculty, residents, and other staff - live full lives and have responsibilities and interests outside the hospital, and Yale supports a balanced approach to our academic pursuits, one that makes room for family, friends, and extracurricular interests. 

With that in mind, the Yale University Anesthesiology Department has established many activities to help foster an environment conducive to professional and personal fulfillment. Our residents and faculty work together closely, becoming life-long colleagues and friends. We frequently dine together in the cafeteria or the anesthesia work room, and professor anesthesiologists are readily available to discuss cases or professional concerns with residents.

In addition to resident education and professional development, the faculty and chief residents are heavily invested in resident wellness, as we host several social events throughout the year. During the summer, Department Chair Dr. Roberta Hines hosts an annual picnic welcoming our new residents to the department. Our residents get together outside the hospital for happy hours, BBQs, recreational activities like fishing and basketball, and the annual Yale vs Harvard game. We host department funded social events every quarter throughout the year. Finally, the academic year concludes with a graduation reception and dinner banquet to honor the graduating senior residents.

At the conclusion of a Yale Anesthesiology Residency, 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 will have received extensive training in transplant of the heart, kidney, and liver, as well as training in neuraxial blocks, peripheral nerve blocks, the management of acute and chronic pain, and the management of critically ill patients in up to four of Yale-New Haven Hospital's ICUs. In short, you will be fully prepared to launch into a fellowship of your choice, begin your career as a clinical anesthesiologist or anesthesiologist scientist, and develop your journey towards advancing the field of anesthesiology.

We welcome anyone interested in our residency program to email us, and we would be happy to answer any and all questions.

Cassandra Dean, James Kurfess, Kei Satoh

Chief Residents 2019-2020

Department of Anesthesiology 

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