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Welcome to the Anesthesiology Residency Program

updated: 12-10-18            Residency Program Inquiries

Dr. Joy Schabel is the current Residency Director. Dr. Gallagher has retired.
Anesthesiology is one of the great medical discoveries of humanity, allowing the advancement of surgery and pain management. While providing pain relief and amnesia to the patients, the anesthesiologist is the clinical pharmacologist and physiologist both inside and outside the operating room. The scope of practice of anesthesiology has broadened to include obstetrical analgesia, acute and chronic pain therapy, cardiac anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, intensive care, office-based anesthesia and sedation and monitoring of patients undergoing GI, radiologic and ECT procedures.

The mission of the Residency Program at Stony Brook Medicine is to educate and facilitate the achievement of excellence in anesthesia care and thereby create physicians, who in the course of their careers will play a role in improving the quality of health care in our nation. The Department of Anesthesiology faculty excel in patient care, education and research and provide the educational experience for the residents. As a demonstration of our commitment to the residency program, we offer a comprehensive didactic program with all-day education days, an educational intranet, a dedicated faculty mentor for each resident, abundant opportunities for QA/QI projects, clinical and basic research (we are ranked #4 in the country in NIH funding), a generous educational allowance and a compensation package that is among the best in the country. The end product of this anesthesia residency education is a superbly trained consultant in anesthesiology, able to provide the highest quality of care to patients in the most challenging clinical conditions.


Spartan Race, April 2018
Resident wellness, or as we say
🔥 IT'S LIT 🔥, is a priority in our program! Mindfulness and other wellness sessions are integrated into the didactic curriculum as well as weekly lunches with the Chairman and class meetings with the Program Director. The institution and department hosts various social and team building events throughout the year including happy hours, BBQs, holiday parties, dinners, bowling parties, puppy socials and an annual ski trip. We ran two Spartan Races in 2018! Here is the video from November's race.


All anesthesia residents participate in patient safety or quality improvement projects. One resident class
chose to make a patient education video about labor epidurals after noticing that many patients had
misconceptions about epidural analgesia and its risks.
The video is posted on Stony Brook Medicine's Patient Education web pages.

Residency Program At-a-Glance
    ▶  Welcome Messages
    ▶  Clinical Base Year
    ▶  Clinical Divisions and Rotations
    ▶  Clinical Skills Center and Simulation
    ▶  Clinical Training
    ▶  Clinical Training Sites
    ▶  Education
    ▶  Faculty
    ▶  Global Health
    ▶  Journal Club
    ▶  Office-based Anesthesia
    ▶  Pre-Admission Testing
    ▶  Research: Clinical, Quality Improvement, and Basic Science
    ▶  Resident Presentations at National Meetings
    ▶  Resident Life
    ▶  Residency - What Next ??
    ▶  Salary and Benefits
    ▶  Teaching Hospitals
    ▶  Teaching Videos
    ▶  Testimonials
    ▶  University/Community
    ▶  Visiting Professors