Resident Quality of Life

Anesthesia residency education at Cedars-Sinai is a time of intense didactic and clinical training. At the same time, the Department of Anesthesiology is dedicated to providing a high quality of life for its residents. Our residents work hard and provide excellent patient care every day, but they also enjoy life outside the hospital. The residents spend time all across Los Angeles and Southern California; you will find them at all the different sporting events, concerts, and the hottest restaurants. Our residents have also presented at conferences across the country and volunteered both domestically and internationally.

weekend getaway

Our Residents at a weekend getaway in Big Bear.

If you decide to come to Cedars-Sinai for our residency program, you will live on one of the most beautiful, sunny, and diverse areas of the world. Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States. It’s a prominent center of culture, dining, shopping, art and entertainment.

happy hour

Happy Hour

Annual Retreat

Residency Annual Retreat

Birthday Celebration

Birthday Celebration

Conferences and Volunteering

As part of our four-year training program, residents are able to take advantage of opportunities to attend various conferences, medical panels, and fairs. Our residents are also proud to volunteer in medical missions and local health fairs, targeted to the Los Angeles community.

ASA Annual Meeting

Resident attend the conference to obtain a deeper understanding of the specialty in Anesthesia and uncover insight about topics with a broad appeal. This is also an opportunity for residents to immerse themselves in world class education and take part in one of the largest network junctures with other professionals in their field.

October 13-17, 2018, San Francisco, CA


Top right: Dr. Yumul (Program director) and residents. Top left: Residents from left to right; Dr Milam (CA-2), Dr. No (CA-3), Dr. Golfeiz (CA-3), Dr. Penn (CA-2), Zach (CA-2) and Dr. Arif (CA-3). Bottom left: Residents from left to right; Dr. Bingham (CA-3), Dr. Golfeiz (CA-3), Dr. Tan (CA-2), Dr. Penn (CA-3) & Dr. No (CA-2). Bottom right: CSMC Anesthesiology Residents at the ASA Booth.

Western Anesthesia Resident Conference (WARC)

May 4-6, San Diego, CA


Left image: Dr. Milam (CA-2), Dr. Wender (Department Chair), Dr. Yumul (Program Director). Bottom to top: Dr. Dsouza (CA-2), Dr. Fejleh (CA-2), Dr. Dsouza; Dr. Fejleh & Dr. Frantz (Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellow).

Volunteer work and Academic Activities

Our residents are proud members of the Cedars-Sinai/Los Angeles community, and as such, like being involved in community and academic activities. You can find them all over Southern California attending health fairs and speaking engagements.


From top left moving clockwise: Dr. Milam (CA-2) and Dr. Lam (CA-2) volunteering at the SNMA Medical Student Fair. Dr. Moak (4th from left to right) on a resident panel at UC Irvine. Chief Resident Dr. Arif (5th from left to right) serves as Regional Director of CSA. Dr. Thom (CA-1) & Dr. Milam (CA-2) volunteering at a local health fair.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Missions

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission

All involved in the Uganda Spine Surgery Mission will be relentless in their pursuit towards enriching the lives of Ugandan patients by providing the best possible care of their spinal problems. We will endeavor to provide and to teach the most appropriate care for spinal ailments. We will pursue these goals in a collaborative fashion with any other entity or resource willing and able to assist.

Medical Mission to Guatemala

The Cedars-Sinai team, which consists of roughly 80 people, travels to a rural village with equipment and supplies where they set-up a clinic and an operating room. The team sees hundreds of patients, most of whom have no access to healthcare. The mission is in partnership with HELPS International, a nonprofit group that organizes a wide range of volunteer activities in Guatemala.


2018 Medical Mission to Uganda

Resident Retreat

Every summer our residents have a day retreat, where they have the opportunity to unite as a group, to discuss different aspects of the training program and future plans, while enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the beautiful beaches of Los Angeles. The Department of Anesthesiology provides a day full of fun, games and delicious food to unwind from the rigors of residency training with their colleagues. Cedars-Sinai Anesthesiology Faculty provide full clinical coverage for residents during the retreat.

Retreat 2018

Resident Retreat 2018

Weddings, Birthdays, and Other Activities

Other Activities