Chief Residents’ Message

Chief Residents, (from L to R): Will, Sally, Emily, and Ryan

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School, UTHealth!

Welcome to the Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)! We are very excited to share the unique qualities of our program and the reasons why we think it’s an excellent place to train!

At UTHealth, we offer unparalleled clinical experiences, a diverse community, and support from experienced and esteemed faculty.

We are located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, and rotate through many of its major institutions. Primarily, our training takes place at: Memorial Hermann Hospital (Level 1 trauma center and the busiest trauma center in the country), Children’s Memorial Hermann (Level 1 trauma center, level 4 NICU), Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (a community hospital in northeast Houston). Additionally, we offer rotations at Houston Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Our residents participate in high acuity cases including trauma resuscitation, transplants, complex cardiac surgery (CABGs, TAVRs, and LVADs), and neurosurgery. We routinely care for patients with blunt and penetrating trauma, extensive cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, cancer, difficult airways, acute perioperative pain, and chronic pain.

Our program offers early exposure to the subspecialties of anesthesiology which is facilitated by the guidance of supportive faculty and subspecialty-specific didactics. The ample opportunities for clinical research, mentorship, advocacy, leadership, and teaching within the program allows residents to develop into well-rounded anesthesiologists who are ready for fellowship training, private practice, or academics upon graduation.

Our institution is in the heart of Houston, the 4th largest and most diverse city in the country. Houston offers an extensive food scene and easy access to museums, parks, and sporting events. The low cost of living coupled with the bustling city life makes Houston an ideal location for young professionals and growing families.

Every year, we are fortunate to recruit residents and faculty from across the country. Through both formal and informal mentorship, we are proud of the collegial and welcoming environment that we foster at UTHealth. Although our residency program is one of the largest, we have a tight-knit community. Whether it is lunchtime in the OR lounge, post-lecture happy-hour, or at events organized by the Wellness committee, there are plenty of opportunities to hang out with co-residents.

We are very proud of the Anesthesiology Residency Program here at UTHealth and are looking forward to sharing our experiences. Please feel free to explore the website, learn more about our co-residents, check us out on Instagram (@uthanesresidency), and reach out with any questions. Thank you for your interest in our program!


Will, Sally, Emily, and Ryan

Chief Residents, 2023-2024