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Anesthesiology Residency Program-At-A-Glance

What Our Graduates Say

Baystate anesthesia residency program is a hidden gem. We have the benefits of an academic medical center, private practice and large-volume tertiary care community hospital. We are encouraged to present at local, regional and national conferences annually and are provided funding to do so. The faculty are dedicated to teaching and provide a safe environment to balance supervision and autonomy. I had ample opportunities to become proficient in advanced skills and learned the tools to practice independently in any clinical setting.

--Salima Powers, MD
2019 Graduate


"My time at Baystate has prepared me to work anywhere in the country. I feel that I got some of the best training and am completely confident practicing solo."

--Dezheen Zebari, DO
2019 Graduate

"Baystate Medical Center is a large hospital with a “small town” feel. I have been made to feel like part of a family here and have formed lasting friendships with my resident colleagues and great working relationships with attendings and OR staff."

"Baystate has created an amazing atmosphere of inquiry and learning and provided me a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop as a physician. I am very pleased to have trained here, and look forward to starting my career that this residency has so well prepared me for!"

– Sarah Smith, DO
2014 Chief Resident

The Department of Anesthesiology at Baystate Medical Center is designed to prepare you for whatever career path you might choose. Our program provides an unusually comprehensive exposure to many types of anesthesiology subspecialties, ranging from chronic pain management to cardiac anesthesia. This allows the residents to gain a high level of proficiency in dealing with complex cases. We are also one of the few training programs that has a two month long curriculum to teach Advanced Airway management skills. We take pride in providing the residency experience you need in order to reach your career goals.

Meet Our Team

Brian Martin, MD
Residency Program Director

Michael Chalifoux, MD
Associate Program Director

Maria Lopez
Residency Coordinator
413-794-4326 or 800-959-4233

By the Numbers

Program and Department Metrics

  • Number of residents per class: 9 ׀ Total number of Residents: 27
  • Percent of Graduates entering Fellowship training over past 5 years: 40%
  • Number of Faculty: 50
  • Sub-Specialties: Cardiac Anesthesia; Neuro Anesthesia; Pain Management; Vascular Anesthesia; OB Anesthesia; Airway Management I; Airway Management II; Regional Anesthesia; Remote Site Anesthesia; Thoracic Anesthesia; Pediatric Anesthesia; ICU; Ambulatory Anesthesia; Trauma Anesthesia; Transplant Anesthesia

Baystate Metrics

  • Tertiary care referral center: 4200 ׀ Number of LDRP rooms: 38
  • Level 1 trauma center: 716 hospital beds
  • Level 3 NICU: 57 bassinets
  • Residency Programs: 10 ׀ Fellowship Programs: 16
  • New patient tower includes a state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center; additional procedure rooms to accommodate the most advanced equipment; replacement of existing rooms with patient-centered, private accommodations; a “green roof” park-like space.
  • Large state-of-the-art simulation lab

Curriculum Summary


  • CA0:  Internal Medicine, Medicine Consult, MICU, Pulmonary Consult, Cardiology Consult, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, SICU, Pedi-ED, General Anesthesiology with QI, Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation, QI and Practice Management.
  • CA1: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Pain Medicine, Airway Management I and ICU
  • CA2: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Pain Medicine, Advanced Airway Management II, and ICU
  • CA3: The fourth year of training includes: 12 months of advanced anesthesia training, which includes an advanced clinical track
  • Weekly didactic schedule from 4-5:00 p.m. every Monday - Wednesdays, and 7 am Grand Rounds on Thursdays.

Resident Life

Benefits & Facilities

  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • Call rooms available for on-call residents. Sleep rooms are available for napping for residents who were up all night.;
  • Resident library, resident lounge area, large library on campus
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance