ChiefResidents2021Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center! We are so excited that you are interested in learning more about us!

By choosing Ohio State for residency you will unlock a wide array of opportunities, both academic and personal. First and foremost, the Ohio State residency experience ensures that you will be well prepared for whatever direction your career takes you. As residents in a large quaternary care center, we enjoy exposure to a comprehensive variety of cases and anesthetic subspecialties. Whether they pursue careers in academic or private practice, those who train at OSU will find themselves equipped with the tools necessary to excel in even the most complex of cases. For those considering fellowship, recent graduates have gone on to match at renowned institutions across the country in subspecialties such as Pain Management, Critical Care, Pediatric, Regional, Obstetric, and Cardiovascular Anesthesia. In addition, the option to continue your training at Ohio State exists for all of the ACGME accredited fellowships.

Whatever your goal may be, completing residency at Ohio State will get you there!

Beyond the operating room, our didactic program is constantly evolving and supplements our clinical education with lectures, simulation sessions, and oral boards training. Our residents are given Butterfly Ultrasounds to use as part of our POCUS curriculum for the entire duration of their residency. Our program director, David Stahl, MD, and assistant program directors, Bryan Hill, MD, Amy Baumann, MD, and Nasir Hussain, MD are strong resident advocates who emphasize education and resident wellness. Our vice chair for education and former program director, Kenneth R. Moran, MD, is very involved in multiple aspects of the residency program and has demonstrated great, longitudinal dedication to the residents. Additionally, our vice chair for diversity, equity and inclusion, Demicha Rankin, MD, as well as our department chairman, Ronald L. Harter, MD, are both former program directors. We are fortunate to have department leaders heavily involved in resident training and we are confident that the administration has our best interests in mind.

In addition to the strong academic environment found here, the atmosphere is one of support and camaraderie. Residency classes become tightly knit over the course of their four years and we often maintain lifelong friendships with our co-residents. Inside and outside of the operating room, our attendings give us the respect of colleagues from day one. They always remain valued teachers, but quickly also become mentors and friends who are invested in our success and wellbeing!

While it would be impossible to summarize the city of Columbus in a few sentences, we think it is a terrific city for residency! Columbus offers numerous recreational activities for both singles and families, including a world-renowned zoo, indoor and outdoor concert venues, beautiful metroparks, Ohio State athletics (Go Bucks), shopping, fine dining and night life. When combined with a low cost of living and continual growth, all of these incredible opportunities make the city a great place for both young professionals and established families. Regardless of your stage in life, Columbus offers a wide variety of housing, social opportunities, and culture.

We think that the excellent clinical training combined with strong camaraderie in an outstanding location makes The Ohio State University the ideal setting to pursue Anesthesiology residency. Thank you for your interest in our program and please feel welcome to contact us!

Megan Spitz, MD; Geoffrey Thomas, MD; Steven Zhou, MD
2022-2023 Chief Residents


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