A long-standing tradition of excellence in preparing graduates

The Ohio State University’s Department of Anesthesiology residency program combines a clinical experience filled with challenging cases across the spectrum of anesthesiology subspecialties, combined with a strong didactic and simulation program that facilitates successful completion of the board examination process. This transpires in an environment that is friendly, supportive and stimulating.

Our Anesthesiology Residency has a long-standing tradition of excellence in preparing its graduates for success as future leaders in the field. As a moderate sized program with a large academic medical center, we operating more than 75 anesthetizing locations daily, but have only approximately 15 residents scheduled in the operating rooms each day. This allows us to focus our residents’ time on cases that will further their education, providing them individual attention and tailored to their educational needs. At the same time, our department is large enough to provide peer support and interaction, as well as the opportunity to work with more than 90 faculty. In our resident selection process, we value those applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to teamwork, cooperation, and leadership. The end result is a terrific family of residents who work well together, becoming excellent anesthesiologists while building lifelong friendships.


Our Leaders

Our leaders


David Stahl, MD

Assistant Professor- Clinical, Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency


Bryan Hill, MD

Assistant Professor- Clinical, Assistant Program Director

Kenneth Moran

Kenneth Moran, MD

Vice Chair of Education

Associate Professor, Clinical
Physician, FGP-Anesthesiology

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About the residency program

The Anesthesiology Residency offers a Three-Year Advanced Program and a Four-Year Categorical Program.
While the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)’s Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology, maintains a list of required cases and procedures our residents almost always complete this requirement by the middle of their CA-2 year. The clinical experience available at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center permits our residents to use their CA-3 year for the pursuit of subspecialties of interest, including a variety of clinical and basic science research opportunities, without being encumbered by having to complete case requirements. With the exception of the rotations in pediatric and regional anesthesia, all rotations are conducted at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, fostering a “team” approach and allowing great friendships and camaraderie to develop during residency training.

For those resident graduates who wish to go on to post-graduate physician training, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center offers ACGME-approved fellowships in critical care medicinepain medicine, cardiothoracic anesthesiology and obstetric anesthesiology, as well as non-ACGME approved fellowships in regional anesthesiology, neuroanesthesia and ambulatory anesthesiology business and leadership.

Program Basics

Three-Year Advanced Program

CA-1 Year

The CA-1 year starts with a mix of intense didactic lectures and a daily exposure to the operating rooms. During the month of July, you will have two lectures each day and spend the rest of your time in the operating rooms learning where things are and getting comfortable being in the environment. During this time you will be working one-on-one with attendings. You will also be involved in preoperative and postoperative visits with guidance from the other residents. A dedicated weekly simulator curriculum will also be part of your orientation month. By the end of July, you will be ready to start your rotations.

CA-2 Year

The CA-2 year is dedicated to various subspecialty rotations. These include obstetrics, neuroanesthesia, cardiovascular, thoracic, regional, pediatric anesthesia, critical care medicine and pain management.
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CA-3 Year

The CA-3 year provides the resident with a 12-month experience in advanced and complex anesthesia assignments. Clinical assignments in the CA-3 year include difficult or complex anesthesia procedures and the care of seriously ill patients.

Subspecialty rotations are encouraged but may not be longer than six months.

Four-Year Categorical Program

Clinical base year available

This program meets the ABA requirement of one year of non-anesthesia clinical training prior to starting three years of clinical anesthesia training. Within the institution, we partner with program directors from other specialities to provide an enhanced learning experience for our PGY-1 trainees in various medical and surgical disciplines.

The clinical spectrum that our academic medical center offers is wide-reaching and allows our PGY-1 residents to rotate in longstanding and successful training programs in internal medicine, neurology, critical care, emergency medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology, obstetrics and pain medicine. PGY-1 residents will also do a month of anesthesiology where they will interact with upper level residents and start to develop some of the skills they will need in the coming years.

We believe the addition of the clinical base year to our three-year advanced program solidifies the general medical knowledge base of our anesthesia residents and improves their understanding of how their future colleagues in other specialities think and practice. 

On Call Schedule

Anesthesiology residents on call

Anesthesiology residents in all training years are assigned to the on-call schedule. Residents on call are provided with access to the vending, lounge, computer and study facilities. Individual call rooms include televisions, bathrooms and computers in each room, as well as 24-hour access to linens and towels.

Resident Well-Being

Resident Well-Being


There is an increasing awareness of the importance of wellness and reducing burnout for people in all walks of life, and particularly for those of us involved in the delivery of health care.  To that end, we understand that residency training is a period of significant growth that can be stressful and requires support. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology, we endorse resident wellness by providing institutional and departmental resources to help residents navigate the challenges of training.

Resources at a glance:

  • Medical center resources: Private on-call facilities, lactation facilities, physician-only lounges with healthy snacks, health and malpractice insurance and weekend on-call meals provided
  • Graduate medical education resources: The GME Parental Support Program, this program consists of trainees who are parents to form a supportive network for trainees; Uber reimbursement for post call fatigue, mindfulness program with resources on how to manage stressors of being a physician, on-call meal allowance, lab coats and technology stipend. More benefits for residents are provided by The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
  • Departmental resources: Departmental wellness committee with resident collaborators, educational sessions on burnout and fatigue mitigation, peer and faculty mentoring, resident social and recreational events, educational stipend, paid time off and structured resident call system
  • University resources: Access to recreational facilities, access to child care facilities, retirement planning,employee assistance program, and counseling and consultation services


The leadership in the Department of Anesthesiology recognizes the importance of the physical, professional and psychological wellness of our residents, and we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


Anesthesiology Residency didactics

We work hard to prepare our residents with the knowledge base, clinical experience and scientific thinking necessary to be successful in passing board exams.

The ABA in-training exam is given yearly in July here on campus. Throughout the entire training  process, the department strives to provide optimal teaching through multiple modalities.

Protected lecture time
The Department of Anesthesiology Residency has protected lecture time. Each Friday, one of the residency classes is scheduled to attend two hours of lecture. The residents are not scheduled in the operating room to protect that time of their education. Weekly didactic sessions are geared toward each individual year of training, weekly morning reports, Grand Rounds sessions and morbidity and mortality conferences.

View a sample of the resident lecture schedule

Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center
Residents will also spend ample time in the Clinical Skills and Education and Assessment Center where they undergo a course created and taught by department faculty designed to give residents exposure to a wide range of challenging topics. Several residents will go to the simulation lab every Friday.

Additional programs 
In addition, the department offers special weekly sub-specialty sessions in obstetric anesthesiology, neuroanesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, pain medicine and critical care medicine. Department journal clubs are organized four to five times per year and are hosted at the homes of our faculty.

Intraoperative teaching is ongoing on a daily basis with attending physicians at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. Airway workshops and simulator sessions are conducted to allow hands-on learning. In addition, mock oral exams are staged two times a year to allow residents to become familiar with the format and sample of content used for oral boards.

Application Process

How to Apply

Applications for residency are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) ONLY. Please refer to ERAS or the contact person at your school to learn more about applying for residency.

ERAS, which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, deans' letters, transcripts and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any documents in addition to ERAS requirements.

The Department of Anesthesiology participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Through this program, 14 residents will be selected to participate in our programs. There are 11 four-year categorical positions and three three-year advanced slots.

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