At UCLA, we believe in training world-class clinicians who are ready to be leaders in research, education, and professional citizenship.
Training in anesthesiology is centered in Westwood on UCLA's main campus, where the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center opened in 2008. This beautiful, light-filled quaternary care facility serves a diverse, high-acuity patient population. Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, located 20 minutes west of the main campus and only one mile from the Pacific Ocean, is an integrated facility that serves an increasingly complex patient population with a community hospital perspective. The Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Westwood and Santa Monica and the Jules Stein Eye Institute Complex, located on the main Westwood campus, serve unique outpatient populations.
Four affiliated sites add to resident and fellow clinical experiences:
Together, all these locations provide wide experience for our residents and fellows in working with different patient populations and healthcare systems.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive preparation for UCLA anesthesiology graduates to enjoy lifelong learning and the careers they choose, whether in academic medicine, in an advanced care subspecialty field, or in private practice. UCLA offers clinical fellowship training in:
We offer training for residents and fellows in advanced transesophageal echocardiography, research -- both basic science and clinical -- and informatics. Aspiring physician-scientists can explore the choices in UCLA's unique Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program.
At UCLA, we value participation in state and national professional societies. Our residents and fellows work closely with high-level leaders in our specialty, and actively take part in advocating for our profession and our patients in Sacramento and in Washington, DC.
Our programs offer state-of-the-art clinical training, outstanding research opportunities, and superb preparation for a successful career as a leader in our specialty. Please browse through these pages to learn more about our residency and fellowship programs, and life in our magical "City of Angels"!
Canine volunteers from the UCLA People-Animal Connection visit residents during Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2019
Judi A. Turner, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director and Associate Vice Chair for Education