Dear future residents and colleagues,
Welcome to the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine! We believe our comprehensive program provides excellent clinical and research opportunities that will help to accelerate you on your path towards a successful career in anesthesiology. .
At UCLA, you will get the opportunity to care for very complex patients, working alongside world-renowned physicians and across all specialties. Our patient population includes those with complex congenital heart disease, critical polytrauma, high-risk obstetric findings, and end-organ failure requiring multi-organ transplantations. It is to no surprise that Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center consistently ranks in the top ten on the "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" according to U.S. News & World Report, and often named “Best in the West”.
Taking advantage of our breadth of clinical exposure, our residents work with faculty across all subspecialties of anesthesiology, including cardiothoracic anesthesia, liver transplant anesthesia, acute and chronic pain, and critical care medicine, just to name a few. Every year many of our residents go on to pursue further training in fellowships at UCLA and other prestigious institutions across the country.
We are supported by our outstanding faculty, many of whom are leaders within our field. They include recipients of coveted research grants and awards, current and past leaders in the California Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Board of Anesthesiology, and high-level hospital administrators. Consequently, our residents have benefitted tremendously – winning their own research awards, becoming involved with state and national societies, and participating in hospital-wide initiatives.
During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, our attending faculty have been staunch advocates for resident safety and proved to be a reliable source of support during a challenging time. Resident input was highly valued and was integrated into our departmental protocols, exemplifying the culture of collaboration at UCLA.
When off clinical duties, our residents like to take advantage of what beautiful Southern California has to offer, alongside their friends, families and colleagues. Whether it’s watching an outdoor movie, relaxing on the beach, fine-dining our way across cuisines of all cultures, or attending various social events hosted by our Resident Wellness Committee, there are endless opportunities to maintain a sense of wellbeing.
At UCLA, we strive to cultivate teamwork, diligence, and compassion, and to provide world class care to our patients, while building lifelong bonds with our colleagues. We hope you consider joining our UCLA anesthesiology family here in Los Angeles!
2020-2021 Chief Residents
UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Photo: Drs. Wang, Hirpara, and Kim