Anesthesiology Residency Program
Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Toledo! Our department offers four years of postgraduate education, including the clinical base year (CBY), leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Candidates who have previously completed a CBY, or will complete one elsewhere, may apply for the Clinical Anesthesia 1 (CA1) year. Our department is also home to a one year accredited pain fellowship, leading to subspecialty board certification in pain management by the ABA.
Clinical components of training are located mainly at the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC), with a few rotations offered offsite. UTMC is a tertiary care, and level 1 trauma center that serves a patient population throughout northwest Ohio, Southern Michigan, and northeast Indiana. Our institution provides a wide variety of surgical procedures. Our open heart experience includes ventricular assist devices, ECMO, robotic surgery, minimally invasive techniques, and TEE (which we have performed on every amenable cardiac case since 1994). The vascular service is extremely busy with endoscopic, open, and hybrid procedures performed on a daily basis. Neurologic surgical anesthesia includes that for Stealth® and stereotactic guided craniotomies, as well as coiling and stenting of intracerebral aneurysms. Somatosensory and motor evoked potentials are measured in the majority of spine cases performed here. Because of our trauma status and aging population our orthopedic service is very busy - leading to an experience in regional anesthesia that few (if any) other programs can match. We also see a large variety of complex general, gynecologic, and urologic procedures including many renal transplants. Virtually all services make liberal use of minimally invasive and robotic techniques.
The obstetric anesthesia rotation is offered at The Toledo Hospital (TTH). The Center for Women's Health at TTH is a level 3 perinatal center and the busiest obstetric center in northwest Ohio with between 5500 and 6000 live births every year. Pediatric anesthesiology rotations are offered at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital located 40 miles north of Toledo in Ann Arbor Michigan. C.S. Mott Hospital is a state of the art center, completed in 2011 at a cost of 523 million dollars. It serves the tri-state area and residents are involved in complex surgeries not usually seen outside of a fellowship.
The strongest resource of our program is the energetic dedicated faculty who harbor a deep commitment to resident and student education. being a small program we are able to provide a great deal of personal attention to all our residents. Our curriculum can be tailored to meet the needs of individual residents, especially those who enter the program with prior anesthesia training or those who progress at a faster rate.
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