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Message from the Anesthesiology Department Chair

Dr. Michael BailinOur Anesthesiology Residency Program has a long history of excellence in patient care, outstanding resident education and training, and will prepare you to expertly perform in any clinical setting. For example, we teach anesthesia residents on a daily basis in our busy outpatient regional anesthesia center (we perform many thousands of regional blocks per year) and in a multidisciplinary pain clinic (you will work side by side with interventionalists, addiction specialists and several dedicated board certified anesthesiologists with special certifications in Pain Management). We have a young and energetic faculty with an enthusiasm for teaching in the operating room, our state of the art simulation laboratory, during journal clubs, case conferences, mock oral examinations, written board reviews, and in the classroom.

At Baystate Medical Center you will be educated along with hundreds of residents and fellows in several specialties. We have active residency programs in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology, Psychiatry, combined Medicine/Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Radiology. We have 27 total residents from PGY2-4 in Anesthesiology, with over 100 residents in Medicine and Pediatrics alone. You will learn that Baystate Health System focuses on comraderie, respect, fostering academic advancement, resident and medical student education and well being as leading priorities. We are the regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

In addition to ensuring comprehensive exposure to all types of surgical cases, we believe it is our duty to educate future leaders in Anesthesiology. We will assist your development as physician managers, leaders and executives of the perioperative process through our excellent didactic programs and clinical instruction. We are also one of the few training programs with a two month long curriculum to teach advanced airway management skills.

Our full-time faculty members have diverse training and medical backgrounds and therefore you will learn a wide variety of techniques and approaches. We will help you develop expert knowledge and skills in anesthesiology subspecialties such as cardiac, neuro, thoracic, pediatric, obstetric, vascular, orthopedic, regional, and general anesthesiology. Numerous articles published in the anesthesia literature reflect the Department's academic strength. We focus on delivering the highest quality of care to our patients, while partnering with you to build a foundation for a successful career as an anesthesiologist. We begin the process during your internship year and will work hand in hand until you become a confident and skilled specialist making real contributions to our field.

Our location places us at the "crossroads of New England" with an easy drive to Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Boston, skiing, lakes, and serene mountain climbing and hiking. For those who like to remain close to friends and family, we are within 90 miles from Boston, New Haven, Providence, and Albany. When it's time to really travel, Bradley International Airport has major airlines that serve every corner of the country and is only 20 miles away.

We are fully committed to our residents becoming well qualified, board certified consultants in Anesthesiology. Please contact me or others identified on our contact page, so we can provide additional information.


Michael T. Bailin, MD
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology