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Anesthesiology

Education and Training

Residency

As the largest academic health system in the Bronx, Montefiore’s residency program welcomes 17 residents per year from across the country and around the world. Each of our residency classes is unique, and provides residents with the opportunity to care for a patient population that is diverse and underserved.

Our patients come from around the world and frequently present with complex co-morbidities and in late stages of disease. This, coupled with our location in an underserved community and Montefiore's cutting edge medicine, provide residents with an unparalleled clinical experience. Our diverse faculty with extensive training in all areas and subspecialties of anesthesiology are excellent teachers and role models, and are eager to involve residents in their wide-ranging research projects.

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For general information on our Residency Program, please call 718-920-4383

Residency Locations

Across four major clinical locations, residents provide patient care in 60 operating rooms spanning all surgical specialties.

Moses Campus

At Montefiore’s Moses Campus, our residents provide anesthetic care for patients undergoing complex general surgeries, cardiothoracic, neurological and bariatric surgeries, and organ transplantation. Residents are also exposed to a very busy post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), neuroradiology, MRI, interventional cardiology and endoscopy suites.

The Moses Campus is also home to a dedicated children’s hospital – The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) – that affords residents the opportunity to become involved in the care of pediatric patients of all ages. Residents also learn to take care of high-acuity patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Weiler Campus

At the Weiler Campus, residents work in a high-risk labor and delivery suite, where they are trained to provide care for a wide range of patients, from normal labor to patients with morbidly adherent placentas and other high-risk comorbidities.

Wakefield Campus

At Wakefield Campus, residents care for patients who undergo joint replacement and other major orthopedic procedures.

Metro Hutch Campus

At our Metro Hutch Campus, residents have the opportunity to train and care for patients in our multidisciplinary pain clinic. Residents at the Hutch Campus are also trained to handle the fast pace and quick turnaround times of a busy private practice set-up.

Residents learn regional anesthesia techniques both at the Wakefield and Hutch Campuses.

In addition to clinical experience, Montefiore residents engage in clinical trials and project-based research, with the help of a dedicated research coordinator to advise on study protocols and Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines for human subject research. In addition to research projects, residents can pursue other academic endeavors, including book chapters, review articles, ASA committee memberships, and giving lectures.

We prepare graduates to handle any clinical situation and care for a wide spectrum of patients, from the healthy to the critically ill. Our residents go on to successfully complete fellowships, work in major academic institutions and join private practices and remain highly successful in the field of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management. The clinical curriculum at Montefiore follows all ACGME requirements with regard to education, work hours and work environment.

Contact Information

Sujatha Ramachandran, MD

Residency Program Director
Vice Chair of Education
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

718-920-4316

sramacha@montefiore.org

Residency Rotations

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Residents rotating in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Montefiore train at a leading academic medical center nationally renowned for its pioneering approach to comprehensive cardiac and vascular care.

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Critical Care

Critical care medicine is a diverse, fast-paced and quickly evolving field. Residents who train in critical care anesthesia at Montefiore have a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating environment and learn an approach to critical care that currently serves as a national model of excellence.

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Neuroanesthesia

Residents rotating in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Montefiore train at a leading academic medical center nationally renowned for its pioneering approach to comprehensive cardiac and vascular care.

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Obstetric Anesthesia

At Montefiore, residents pursuing training in obstetric anesthesia are mentored by attending anesthesiologists with expertise and interest in the field. They have an opportunity to hone their skills in a multidisciplinary environment that fosters collaboration, innovation and clinical excellence.

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Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia

During the pain medicine and regional anesthesia rotations, residents work closely with faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at Montefiore who are fellowship-trained in pain medicine, providing comprehensive services to help patients with acute or chronic pain..

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Pediatric Anesthesia

Residents specializing in anesthesiology have a unique opportunity to train at one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore has been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the leading hospitals in children's care.

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Transplant Anesthesia

The Transplant Anesthesia Program at Montefiore Medical Center provides residents with a unique opportunity for exposure to different types of cases involving pediatric and adult kidney and liver transplants, combined liver-kidney, and pancreas-kidney transplants. Montefiore offers well-established living kidney transplant and liver transplant programs.

As a part of the transplant anesthesia training, residents will learn in-depth anesthetic techniques for hepatobiliary surgery. During their rotation, the residents will also be involved in perioperative care and pain management of transplant patients. In addition, the transplant anesthesia team will work closely with the residents on developing research skills and scientific projects.

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Fellowships

Airway Fellowship

The Airway Fellowship is designed to provide the skills necessary to gain confidence in the management of complex airways and to be a leader in the Head and Neck and ORL specialties. Our department offers 1 position per year in one of only five such fellowships in the country under the direction of the Society of Airway Management. Fellows learn cutting edge techniques in airway management and care for patients undergoing a wide variety of procedures, including bariatric surgery, ORL, invasive pulmonology and Oral/Maxillofacial procedures. Fellows work with faculty who are leaders in the Society of Head and Neck Anesthesia and Society of Airway Management and receive guidance to write abstracts and present at regional and national meetings.

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Cardio-thoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

Our accredited Cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship offers 4 positions per year. Montefiore Medical Center performs a wide range of cardiothoracic surgical procedures, ranging from structural heart to robotic-assisted procedures to complex LVAD implantations and heart and lung transplants. Our transplant numbers are well established. Fellows will train on an active structural heart service and gain experience with anesthetic management, TTE and TEE for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacements, mitral clip and Watchman procedures. Fellows can actively participate in robust research and quality improvement projects alongside faculty.

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Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship

Our department offers an accredited OB anesthesia fellowship. We offer 1 position per year. Our Labor and Delivery suites are located at the Weiler and Wakefield Campuses. There are about 6,000 deliveries per year. We are a referral center for percreta cases. The fellow is exposed to a wide range of complex obstetric patients from those with complex comorbidities like Pulmonary Hypertension and Sickle cell anemia to those with morbidly adherent placenta. The fellow actively participates in the Cardiac- OB joint program which provides care for patients with complex cardiac issues including congenital heart disease. The fellow is also provided education in POCUS and TTE for the care of high acuity OB patients. The fellow and faculty actively participate in interdisciplinary meetings with MFM, OB, Blood Bank, Hematology and Urology to plan for the care of high-risk obstetric patients. The fellow also has ample opportunities to participate in several ongoing research projects.

Neuroanesthesia Fellowship

Our department offers one neuroanesthesia fellowship per year. We have over 1,600 elective and urgent Neurosurgical and Neuro-interventional cases that include pediatric and adult vascular, tumor, spinal cord and spine, chronic pain, stroke and epilepsy interventions as well as craniofacial remodeling. Fellow Conferences include interdisciplinary conferences with Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology and Stroke and Epilepsy Neurology, case conferences, didactic lectures, Journal Club, research education, and continuous quality improvement review sessions. We encourage fellows to participate in conferences at the local and national levels. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue abstract submission, research participation, chapter writing, and lecture presentation skills. The fellowship includes time for intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring, and elective time.

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Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship

An accredited Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship is available for 2 fellows per year at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), a highly-ranked 167 bed facility in The Bronx. Our fellows receive thorough, multifaceted training and emerge with the expertise to care for even the most critically ill children. There are more than 6,000 anesthetic cases performed on infants, children and adolescents at the Moses/CHAM Campus annually, covering a broad range of general pediatric surgery as well as the following pediatric subspecialties: interventional cardiology, thoracic surgery, plastics and reconstructive surgery, ENT, orthopedics, urology and neurosurgery.

The neonatal intensive care unit, consistently ranked as a top program by U.S. News and World Report, is located at the Weiler Campus. Neonatal surgical cases are supported by a multidisciplinary NICU faculty and staff.

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Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Fellowship

Our department offers an accredited Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management fellowship. We offer 6 positions per year of which currently 3 are accredited. Fellows rotate at the Wakefield and Hutch Campuses and provide care for patients undergoing various orthopedic and ambulatory procedures. Our Wakefield campus has received the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for knee replacement surgeries. Fellows learn to provide regional anesthesia for both intraoperative anesthesia and for post-operative pain management. We are a high-volume regional anesthesia center. All faculty are actively involved in various research projects that our fellows are encouraged to contribute to. Faculty hold leadership positions in various regional anesthesia professional societies and actively mentor the fellows.

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Faculty Fellowship

Anesthesia Leadership and Executive Operations Fellowship (ALEOF)

This one-year fellowship is offered to two faculty members. The goal of the program is professional development through project planning with leaders in the Montefiore Health System and Department of Anesthesiology.

The fellows are enrolled in the curriculum covering topics ranging from Effective Project Planning, Coaching and Mentoring, Collaborative Negotiations, and Community and Challenging Connections.

The two strategic pillars of the ALEOF project will be focused on Clinical duties and Administration. Stakeholders and a project mentor will be identified and assigned to the ALEOF fellow. The fellows will meet with the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Matthias Eikermann, and ALEOF Program Director, Dr. Curtis Choice, on a biweekly basis to ensure consistent focus on project planning, implementation, and assessment. The program accepts applications throughout the year with the new ALEOF fellows announced in August.

For Medical Students

The Department of Anesthesiology offers a one-month elective clerkship for 4th year Medical Students. During this clerkship, students will become an integral part of the Anesthesiology team at Montefiore Medical Center.

Upon completion of the rotation, students will be able to:

  1. Perform preoperative evaluations for ASA class I and II patients.
  2. Develop a simple anesthetic ‘plan' with the assistance of a resident or attending.
  3. Place IV catheters and provide airway management with the guidance of a resident or attending.
  4. Discuss anesthetic agents and their pharmacology.
  5. Understand the professional behavior of an anesthesiologist.

During this rotation students will gain exposure to anesthetic subspecialties, such as Neuro, Regional, Obstetric, and Pediatric Anesthesia and will develop a basic understanding of each of the subspecialty areas.

Students are assigned a faculty and resident mentor with whom they work closely learning the basics of anesthesia. They are assigned cases the day before and are encouraged to review patient charts and have a preoperative discussion with the resident. They are taught procedures like IV placement, bag mask ventilation, supra glottic airway device placements and intubations. Students also learn fluid and blood management. Additionally, students have regularly scheduled didactic sessions on basic pharmacology of anesthetic drugs and adjuncts, physiology and basics of subspecialty anesthetic care. At the end of their elective rotation, every student is expected to present an interesting case that they have observed or participated in.

We also offer advanced clerkships in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and pain management.

Benefits and Salary Information

General info

Residents receive a meal card with $15 per day for use at both the Moses and Einstein Campuses.

Salary and Benefits

Paid Vacation

4 Weeks per year

Parking

At the Einstein Campus, residents are given free parking in the physician parking lot. At the Moses Campus, residents may park in the hospital parking garage for $60 per month, $30 of which is reimbursed at the end of the academic year.

Memberships and Book Allowances

All anesthesiology text books are available on line through the medical library. Residents are also provided with membership to both the New York State Society of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Anesthesiology. Residents also receive a book allowance of $500 per year. Residents are also reimbursed for travelling to conferences if they are presenting.

Moonlighting

CA-2 residents in good standing that have completed their Obstetric Anesthesiology rotation are permitted to moonlight at the Wakefield Division on the Labor and Delivery floor.

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