Residents specializing in anesthesiology have a unique opportunity to train at one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Montefiore was recently ranked sixth out of 180 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area and among the top 50 in the nation for specific specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Established in 2001, CHAM has been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the leading hospitals in children's care, and in 2011 it was ranked in all 10 specialties. While many anesthesiology departments send residents elsewhere for pediatric rotations, CHAM is attached to Montefiore's busy main hospital, allowing residents to work their own rotations and take on a greater number and variety of cases. The breadth and mix of caseloads create more opportunities for residents to hone their clinical skills and cultivate rewarding relationships with staff from all disciplines and patients from diverse backgrounds.
Residents are trained in the clinical challenges that are unique to children, and are exposed to a variety of clinical scenarios allowing them to study and understand neonatal and pediatric physiology and how they differ from that of the adult. Residents are driven to exceed expectations, participating in complex cases spanning the pediatric subspecialties such as neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, neonatal surgery and transplant. They learn to exercise their manual and analytical skills while working alongside some of the country's most talented physicians, surgeons and board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists.
Residents are mentored by pioneers in the fields of pediatric anesthesia, children's health, surgery, and other key clinical services. Our anesthesiology faculty are distinguished by superior teaching skills and both national and international professional recognition. Recruited from elite institutions around the world and drawn to Montefiore's mission to elevate the standards of care for all patients, our physicians are renowned experts in pediatric cardiology, neurology, cancer, surgery, pain management and critical care medicine. Residents work in teams, collaborating closely with these exceptional specialists in devising individualized patient care plans.
The curriculum synthesizes didactic education, science and clinical practice, engaging residents in research projects spanning many sectors of perioperative pediatric anesthesia and surgical care. These educational opportunities make the Pediatric Anesthesia rotation at CHAM one of the best in the country.
As the Pediatric Anesthesia program continues to grow with increasing caseloads, expanding opportunities for research and new surgeons joining the team, we will continue to develop and apply the most current and effective anesthetics for patients, which will reduce side effects and recovery time and improve patient outcomes.