Anesthesia Residency Program
The Massachusetts General Hospital Anesthesia Residency Program trains expert consultants in anesthesia who go on to be leaders in academic and private practice careers nationally and internationally.
Our Harvard-affiliated Anesthesia Residency Program offers both an intensive advanced (three-year) training program as well as a categorical (four-year) program. The residency program begins with a unique one-month tutorial designed to give residents tailored intraoperative teaching with a one-to-one faculty ratio. Residents are then given a level of supervision appropriate to their ability. This quickly builds technical expertise, develops judgment and hones decision-making skills. This allows residents to become confident in dealing with the most challenging perioperative problems. The diverse caseload allows for a broad clinical experience while nurturing decision-making and leadership skills. Each resident's training program is individualized to the fullest extent possible within the constraints of the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Accreditation Counsel of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
We offer advanced ACGME-accredited training in cardiothoracic anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine. We also offer 6 non-accredited fellowships in acute pain and regional anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, and perioperative administration.
For more information about our curriculum, please visit our Anesthesia Residency Program on our department website.
Our anesthesia residents have the opportunity to receive training from over one hundred incredible teachers who are among the best in our specialty. Our faculty, along with our program leadership and Chief Residents, provide varying levels of support to our residents.
- Keith H. Baker, MD, PhD
Anesthesia Program Director and Vice Chair for Education
- Jonathan Charnin, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
- Rebecca Minehart, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
- Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD
- Perren Cobb, MD
Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine
- Lucy Everett, MD
Division Chief, Pediatrics
- Michael Fitzsimons, MD
Division Chief, Cardiac
- Lisa Leffert, MD
Division Chief, Obstetrics
- Mazen Makatabi, MB BCh
Division Chief, General Surgery
- Robert Peloquin, MD
Division Chief, Orthopaedics
- Richard Pino, MD
Executive Vice Chair
- James Rathmell, MD
Division Chief, Pain Medicine
- Ann Schwartz
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
CA-1 residents come together for a fall weekend retreat, beginning with a daylong Outward Bound experience at Thompson Island located in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area. This outdoor team-building experience is followed by a retreat where residents are familiarized with the learning environment. Throughout their training, residents enjoy dinners, parties and other social events where they get to know each other and form lasting friendships.
Resident Travel Support Program
The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine provides funding for travel and lodging for conference attendance when a resident presents approved academic work. We have enjoyed significant success with this program and have allowed a number of residents to attend meetings with no financial burden. This support is in addition to the standard annual resident educational allotment.
We welcome inquiries from all interested applicants. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and do not accept paper applications. To apply through ERAS, please read the 12 steps for medical students at www.aamc.org.
Application deadline: November 1
Mass General requires the basic documents be submitted through ERAS, including the application, dean's letter, transcript, three letters of reference, CV, board scores (USMLE Step 1 at minimum upon application) and photo, as well as any additional information ERAS requires.
For specific information about application requirements and important deadlines, please contact:
Residency Recruitment Coordinator
For international medical graduates: If you wish to apply, contact the ECFMG to submit your ERAS application. You must be ECFMG-certified to apply to our program. We sponsor J1 visas and H1B visas.
Interested in a clerkship or rotation during medical school?
Interested in visiting clerkships for minority students?
Contact Jo Cole of the Visiting Clerkship Program
Call us or visit our website for in-depth information on our training program and the exciting clinical and research interests of our physicians.
617-726-3030 | www.massgeneral.org/anesthesia
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain MedicineGray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes
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