Chief Residents’ Message
On behalf of the all the residents and faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, we would like to be the first to welcome you and thank you for your interest in our residency program. Illinois Masonic Medical Center is a Level-1 Trauma Center located in the heart of the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago, IL. As a resident in the Department of Anesthesiology, you will receive a training experience that is second to none in a city unlike any other.
Daily didactic lectures provide a solid foundation in general anesthesia knowledge as well as a way to stay up-to-date on the most recent trends in anesthesia care. Additionally, there are abundant opportunities to participate in clinical research trials and scholarly publications. Residents routinely attend the annual Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference as well as the American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference to present their work.
The clinical experience you will receive at Illinois Masonic Medical Center is truly exceptional. During your CA-1 year, you will provide care for a wide variety of surgical cases as you hone your clinical skills. As you advance into your CA-2 and CA-3 years, you will be exposed to increasingly complex cases including obstetric, vascular, cardiovascular, thoracic, pediatric, and neurosurgical cases. Specialty rotations at Hines VA Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Advocate Christ Medical Center allow not only for a very broad clinical experience, but also give you perspective on institutional dynamics from governmental to academic and private practice.
Our attending faculty actively support all fellowship endeavors. Residents have matched at prestigious institutions like Harvard, Yale, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, UCLA, Duke, and Northwestern, to name a few. Upon completion of your residency, you will be exceptionally well prepared to pursue elite fellowship opportunities or begin a career in private practice or academic anesthesia.
Once again, welcome to the Department of Anesthesia at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. We look forward to meeting you.
Mina Oftadeh D.O. and Scott Klier D.O.
Chief Residents, Department of Anesthesiology