Montefiore Medical Center has more than 1,600 elective and urgent Neurosurgical and Neurointerventional cases each year that include pediatric and adult vascular, tumor, spinal cord and spine, chronic pain, stroke and epilepsy interventions as well as craniofacial remodeling. Residents have the opportunity to work on a range of complex cases during their two-month rotation in Neuroanesthesiology, as required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Clinical Excellence, Extraordinary Opportunity
The Division of Neuroanesthesia prepares anesthesiology residents for all Neuroanesthesia cases they may encounter in clinical settings in addition to ensuring their preparation for the America Board of Anesthesiology examinations. Working with a small group of attending physicians, residents administer total intravenous anesthesia, interpret multimodality electrophysiological monitoring data, perform advanced airway techniques and care for patients undergoing neurological and neurosurgical emergency surgeries. Residents are also exposed to cases through Montefiore’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, giving them a well-rounded education in neuroanesthesia.
Residents have the opportunity to create anesthetic plans for patients in an informed, evidence-based fashion, under the guidance of our highly trained faculty. Our attending neuroanesthesiologists have an average of 20 years of experience and utilize the latest intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring and anesthetic techniques. In sharing their expertise with residents, our attending physicians ensure residents are prepared for any complex neurosurgical and neurological cases they will encounter.
Didactic and Research Curriculum
Residents participate in a bi-weekly Journal Club during their Neuroanesthesia rotations to complement their clinical work. Residents also have the opportunity to collaborate with attending physicians on research projects on a range of topics including gastric ultrasound in acute stroke patients presenting for thrombectomy and methadone in craniotomy safety and efficacy.