Anesthesiology Residency

Program Overview

The Anesthesiology Residency at Cedars-Sinai, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), is a program of the Department of Anesthesiology. The residency consists of four years of clinical and didactic teaching. The program has a total of 40 training positions, eight categorical positions and two Advanced-A positions filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). There are eight PGY I positions and10 each in PGY II, PGY III and PGY IV.

The mission of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai is to provide the highest quality anesthesiology care to the patients of this institution and to advance the science of the specialty through research and teaching. We are committed to providing our services to the patients of Cedars-Sinai in a comprehensive and compassionate manner that maintains human dignity and is in conformance with the mission of Cedars-Sinai.

An academic medical center must provide excellent care that is compassionate and competent, focusing on the needs of the community as well as striving to continuously improve its services.


Residency Goals/Objectives

  • To train physicians who strive for excellence and to continuously learn and improve their practice
  • To train physicians to become outstanding anesthesiologists
  • To train physicians to give comprehensive and compassionate medical care to all patients
  • To train physicians in the ethical practice of medicine
  • To train physicians to become Diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesiology

Residency General Information

Cedars-Sinai is a national leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare encompassing primary care as well as specialized medicine and conducting research that leads to life-saving discoveries and innovations. Since its beginning in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, continually setting new standards in quality and innovation in patient care, research, teaching and community service.

Today, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare globally by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's physicians and other health professionals. At the same time, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a longstanding commitment to strengthening the Los Angeles community through wide-ranging programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

The Cedars-Sinai Anesthesiology Residency Program has been accredited since 2007 by the ACGME. We are constantly striving to deliver the highest-quality care during all prospective phases in the operating rooms (ORs), intensive care units (ICUs) and the pain clinics. We place the emphasis of resident education on quality, patient safety, performance improvement, professionalism and compassionate care.

The Department of Anesthesiology encompasses all anesthesiology specialties: general anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, neurosurgical/spine anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, multi-organ transplant anesthesiology, trauma anesthesiology, ambulatory anesthesiology, pain medicine, critical care medicine and anesthesiology research.

Cedars-Sinai is one of the busiest surgical hospitals in the Los Angeles area. The volume, variety and scope of the residency program ensure that all components of anesthesiology and its subspecialties are taught. Our program guarantees a large volume of teaching cases for residents consistent with the fact that postgraduate medical education is an important component of the Cedars-Sinai mission.

Our residency program is dynamic and designed to teach our residents to be lifelong learners. The residents benefit from complex cases, but their experience is not limited to OR work. Our program has a robust didactic curriculum in all aspects of anesthesiology. Starting with didactics is only one component of learning at Cedars-Sinai. Our residents engage in simulation experiences, ultrasound workshops, echo simulations and readings, and written and mock oral examinations.

Beyond the strong clinical experience, our educational program is structured to respond to the changing needs of its residents and the profession. Additionally, residents' participation in hospital-based, national and international activities fosters the management skills and creativity we value in our residents.

A mentoring program is available to guide residents and to provide continual support from the faculty members. Our biggest strength is within the residents who are in the program and the faculty encouraging them to excel. It is a family-like atmosphere.