Residency Program Summary

The Anesthesiology Residency Training Program at the 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. Strengths of our program include:

  • Our association with two internationally recognized institutions, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The heterogeneity of the patient population, the quantity of cases, and the complexity of the surgical procedures performed are unsurpassed.
  • Our anesthesiology department and its parent institution, the Washington University School of Medicine, are international leaders in the fields of basic science and clinical research.
  • Our faculty members are experts in their subspecialty areas including anesthesia for cardiothoracic, pediatric, obstetric, organ transplantation, and neurological surgery as well as critical care medicine and pain management. Residents receive exceptional training and education in these subspecialty areas and are equipped to take full advantage of future opportunities in community and academic practice, research, and fellowship opportunities in all of the above areas.
  • Our 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.


Fellowship Training

Medical education is not static, but rather it is an evolutionary process. Continuous evolvement does not happen by accident, it takes foresight and flexibility. With unrelenting growth at its core, Fellowship training in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University provide depth and breadth in seven 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.