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Our trainees thrive in a challenging environment fueled by a spirit of camaraderie and our shared determination to improve care. 

Residency & Training

#6 in the Nation

The anesthesiology residency training program at Washington University School of Medicine is uniquely situated to train expert consultants in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine as well as foster the development of physician-scientists. Washington University and the Department of Anesthesiology are international leaders in the fields of basic science and clinical research.

Our residents receive exceptional training and education in these areas and are equipped to take full advantage of future opportunities in community and academic practice, research, and fellowship opportunities in each of these areas.

Fellowship Programs

10 fellowships

Medical education is not static, but rather it is an evolutionary process. Continuous evolvement does not happen by accident, it takes foresight and flexibility.

Fellowship training in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University provides depth and breadth in 10 clinical practice areas and one in research. Each of these unique opportunities is designed to train future leaders in general clinical practice and in the subspecialties of anesthesiology. The goal is not only academic success—it is the development of a lifelong commitment to continued learning.

Simulation Center

Washington University’s Simulation Center and faculty are committed to advancing the science of using simulation in the education of medical students and residents. Our specialty is a leader in this technology and our department is committed to this educational mission.

Residents and small teams also train in the Wood Simulation Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Equipped with the most advanced mannequin-based simulation, the center provides a location for groups of trainees at many levels — practicing physicians, residents, students, nurses, and allied health professionals — to integrate task-training with simulation, with the ability to run a specific scenario repeatedly until the performance of all team members is error-free.

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Five Questions with Dr. Lak

Five Questions with Dr. Lak

Learn more about our Assistant Program Director of Residency Education and his family, hobbies, and favorite procedures in this short interview.