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Lester Chua, MD

Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
    Fellowship, Obstetric Anesthesia (2014-2015)
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Residency, Anesthesia (2011-2014)
  • UConn Health, Farmington, CT
    Internship (2010-2011)
  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
    • M.D. (2002-2006)
    • B.S., Biology (1998-2002)

Scholarly Foci

  • Critical care
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Resident education

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Member (2014-present)
  • Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
    • Member (2014-present)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Member (2011-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of Year Award, Anesthesia Residency, Baystate Medical Center (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Recipient Physician Colleague Award, Nurses Week, University of Maryland Medical Center (2015)
  • Most Outstanding Resident of the Year, Anesthesia Residency, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (2014)

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-3520

(Updated March 2022)