Anesthesiology Residency

Mission & Vision

Our mission at the University of Miami Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management is to serve our patient population to the best of our ability with integrity and empathy. We strive to deliver timely, compassionate, state-of-the-art care that embraces cultural values while respecting the needs of our diverse society. We provide excellence through the education and training of all learners. Through research, we promote the investigation of new ideas and foster a professional environment that ensures responsible communication while enhancing the clinical and academic strengths of the faculty.

Mission & Vision

Our mission at the University of Miami Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management is to serve our patient population to the best of our ability with integrity and empathy. We strive to deliver timely, compassionate, state-of-the-art care that embraces cultural values while respecting the needs of our diverse society. We provide excellence through the education and training of all learners. Through research, we promote the investigation of new ideas and foster a professional environment that ensures responsible communication while enhancing the clinical and academic strengths of the faculty.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Each resident administers more than 500 anesthetics per year under the direct supervision of a full-time academic staff. Our residents also perform hundreds of cases per year covering a wide range of surgical subspecialties and settings. Our graduates count themselves among the most well-trained anesthesiologists in the country and all will agree they feel more than confident entering the workforce with the skills and expertise acquired over the course of our program.

Our department, which has been awarded Clerkship of the Year several years in a row, directs the UM/JMH Center for Patient Safety, a state-of-the-art research facility that houses high-fidelity patient simulators. As such, patient simulation has been fully integrated into the standing resident curriculum and residents visit the Center for Patient Safety at regular intervals.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a large, university-affiliated county hospital and is the perfect sponsor for your anesthesiology training. Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial is the largest Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in South Florida. Residents gain outstanding experience in the management of trauma, burn and intensive care unit patients, along with difficult airway management. We are also associated with several other hospitals to broaden your training experience.

The surroundings in which you train are an important aspect of selecting a residency program and Miami is a wonderful place to both work and live. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and the world are drawn to Miami and the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

-Shawn E. Banks, MD

Description

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a large, university-affiliated county hospital and is the perfect sponsor for your anesthesiology training. Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial is the largest Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in South Florida. Residents gain outstanding experience in the management of trauma, burn and intensive care unit patients, along with difficult airway management. We are also associated with several other hospitals to broaden your training experience.

The surroundings in which you train are an important aspect of selecting a residency program and Miami is a wonderful place to both work and live. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and the world are drawn to Miami and the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

-Shawn E. Banks, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

28

Duration of Residency?

4 years
(1 year internship, 3 years clinical anesthesia training)

Program Highlights

1 of the largest anesthesiology residency programs in the country

Awarded Clerkship of the Year (several years in a row)

500+ anesthetics & 100s of cases administered each year by residents

Program Curriculum

Overview

Resident education is a clear priority for the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. Each resident class has protected lecture time one day per week, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The lecture schedule is planned for the year and will cover level-appropriate discussions regarding all aspects of anesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management. Residents are relieved of all clinical duties in order to attend and participate. In addition, the faculty provides smaller group didactic sessions which occur on a daily-weekly basis depending on the rotation and specialty. Daily one-on-one intraoperative teaching is also stressed.

Year 1 (Internship)

Your first year of training is considered an Internship within the four-year continuum of education. The American Board of Anesthesiology suggests that the first 12 months be devoted to clinical experience and training in a program other than clinical anesthesia. Acceptable training in this clinical base year includes internal medicine, general surgery or any of the surgical specialties, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice or an approved combination of these specialties.

The department’s internship includes rotations on medical and surgical wards and intensive care units. We emphasize rotations in ICUs that are directed by anesthesiologists as ideal foundational experiences for future anesthesiologists. Residents in their base year also participate in relevant medical subspecialty rotations like cardiology, emergency medicine, ear, nose and throat surgery and pain medicine. Transitioning to the operating room is facilitated by an anesthesia elective during the last month of your base year. During this “first month” of anesthesia, an intense academic and simulation curriculum ensures a smooth transition to training in anesthesiology residency.

The following three years of clinical anesthesiology (CA 1-3) curriculum below consist of experience in basic anesthesia training, subspecialty anesthesia training and advanced anesthesia training.

Year 2 (CA-1)

The curriculum for your second year (CA-1) is one of increasing complexity and challenges, with your training devoted primarily to the fundamental aspects of anesthesiology.

Year 3 (CA-2)

Subspecialty training during your third year (CA-2) provides experience in ambulatory care, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, chronic and acute pain management, critical car, neuro-anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, post-anesthesia care and regional anesthesia.

A six-month mentored research elective is available for CA-2 residents.

Year 4 (CA-3)

In your fourth year (CA-3) exposure to subspecialty areas continues and consists of management of the most complex cases. CA-3 residents also hold team leadership roles and spend a substantial amount of time directing and managing anesthesia services in obstetrics, trauma and general operating rooms. Additionally, transition-to-practice rotations at the affiliated UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility, ensure residents are prepared for business and practice-management issues.

A six-month mentored research elective is available for CA-3 residents.

Your Faculty

Shawn E. Banks, MD
Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program

David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH
Director, UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety
Professor, Anesthesiology
Senior Associate Dean, Safety, Quality and Risk Prevention
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Keith Candiotti, MD
Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair

Christian Diez, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs

Ralf E. Gebhard, MD
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Clinical Research

Shuanglin Hao, MD, PhD
Professor, Anesthesiology

Yiliam Rodriguez, MD
Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Albert J. Varon, MD, MHPE, FCCM
Chief, Anesthesiology, Ryder Trauma Center
Miller Professor and Vice Chair, Education

Alumni Placements Include

Academic Practice

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Wayne State University

Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Boston Children’s Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Texas Heart Institute

Critical Care Medicine

Jackson Memorial Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Washington University in St. Louis

Interventional Pain Management

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Columbia University
Duke University
Emory University
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York University
Stanford University
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of South Florida

Obstetric Anesthesia

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Pediatric Anesthesia

Children’s National Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Washington University in St. Louis

Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine

Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Mount Sinai West

Sleep Medicine

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Solid Organ Transplant

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

University of California, San Diego