ChiefResidents2020Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center! Choosing Ohio State for residency unlocks a wide array of opportunities, both academic and personal. First and foremost, choosing Ohio State for residency ensures that you will be well prepared for whatever direction your career takes you. As a large quaternary care center, our residents enjoy exposure to a comprehensive variety of cases and anesthetic subspecialties. Whether pursuing careers in academics or private practice, those who train at OSU will find themselves equipped with the tools necessary to excel in the most complex of cases. For those considering fellowship, recent graduates have gone on match at renowned institutions around the country in subspecialties such as Pain Management, Critical Care, Pediatric, Obstetric and Cardiovascular Anesthesia. Whatever your goal may be, completing residency at Ohio State will get you there.

Beyond the operating room, our didactic program is constantly evolving, supplementing our clinical education with lectures, clinical simulation sessions, and oral boards training. Our program director, David Stahl, MD, and assistant program director, Brian Hill, MD, are strong resident advocates who emphasize education and resident wellness. Our vice chair of education and former program director, Kenneth R. Moran, MD, is very involved in multiple aspects of the residency program and has demonstrated great dedication to the residents. Our vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion, Demicha Rankin, MD, as well as our department chairman, Ronald L. Harter, MD, are also former program directors. With department leaders heavily involved in resident training, we are confident that the administration will always have 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 over the course of their four years, and lifelong friends are made here. Inside and outside of the operating room, our attendings treat us as colleagues from day one. They start out as teachers, but soon become mentors and friends: invested in our success!

While it would be impossible to summarize the city of Columbus in a few sentences, we think it’s a terrific town for residency, offering many recreational activities for both singles and families. A world-renowned zoo, multiple concert venues, great parks, Ohio State athletics, shopping, fine dining and night life combined with a low cost of living makes this a great place for young professionals. Regardless of your stage in life, Columbus offers a wide variety in terms of housing, socializing and culture.

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.

Go Bucks!

Nasir Hussain, MD, Jeffrey Yu, MD and Alix Zuleta-Alarcon, MD
2020-2021 Chief Residents

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