Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Residency


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Length

4 years

Program Type

  • On Campus


Applicant Information

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  • Vice-Chairman, Education
  • Program Director,
Organization: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Residency Program
Position: Associate Director
Organization: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Residency Program
Position: Assistant Director
Organization: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Residency Program

Program Contact

Name: Myeshai Brooks

111 South Eleventh Street
Suite 8290
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Clinical Training at Jefferson

Jefferson residency training is well-rounded due to the wide variety of cases performed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and affiliated institutions. The Otorhinolaryngology, Orthopedics, and Neurosurgery departments at Jefferson perform some of the largest volume of cases in our region, which makes for lots of opportunities for regional and other anesthesia modalities. Additionally, residents rotate at the adjacent Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN). JHN is a free-standing neurology and neurosurgery hospital that performs a large number of craniotomies, aneurysm clippings and coilings, as well as intra-arterial chemotherapy for children with ocular tumors.

Residency Education

At Jefferson, your education is our priority. Our comprehensive didactic and simulation programs fully prepare our trainees for board certification.   In addition, we have several mock oral board sessions throughout the year. Our residents publish and present at national anesthesiology society meetings including the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA).

Some of our residents and faculty choose to bring their clinical expertise abroad by volunteering to participate on mission trips. Most recently Operation Smile Honduras and Operation Smile Madagascar.

Another highlight of working at Jefferson is our location. We are situated in one of the most vibrant parts of downtown Philadelphia, blocks away from the Liberty Bell and many national historic sites. Many residents and faculty live within walking distance of Jefferson, which allow for weekly gatherings and to enjoy some of the top-notch restaurants in the area.

It is an exciting time to train at Thomas Jefferson University; we have recently been named one of the nation's best hospitals by US News & World Report. The Jefferson Health Network is one of the fastest growing in the United States.

Current Resident Demographics

Our residents are a diverse group of talented individuals.  Although our selection process examines candidates individually in many areas of academic and nonacademic achievement, overall our residency classes have USLME and/or COMLEX scores above the national average for the specialty. Our residents are drawn from medical schools around the country and around the world.

Graduating Resident Demographics

We are proud to produce physician anesthesiologists of the highest clinical caliber who are prepared to tackle the next professional challenge regardless of what their ambitions may be. Many of our residents choose to continue training after residency with a Fellowship in a subspecialty area, others choose to work as general anesthesiologists in academic, private practice, or military settings.

Congratulations Jefferson Anesthesiology Class of 2022

Michael A. Cirullo, DO

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Charles A. DeFrancesco, Jr., MD

Private Practice
Medical Anesthesia Consultants
Walnut Creek, CA

William Denk, MD

Pain Management Fellowship
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

lshan Garg, DO

Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Devin Harkins, DO

Private Practice
Rancocas Group
Washington Township, NJ

Alexander Huynh, DO

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Jason L. Kopenitz, DO

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Nisarg Patel, DO

Interventional Chronic Pain Fellowship
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Rohan K. Patel, MD

Private Practice
Englewood Hospital
Englewood, NJ

Rabiul Hossin Ryan, DO

Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Rohan R. Sarna, MD

Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Scott D. Witzeling. DO

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Menachem Zvi Yondorf, MD

Private Practice
Associates in Anesthesia Delaware
CountyChester, PA