Anesthesiology Residency at UMass Chan-Baystate

Master the art of airway control and develop expert airway management skills.

Anesthesiology residency at UMass Chan-Baystate

When you graduate from our ACGME-accredited Anesthesiology residency, you will be well-versed in a broad range of essential clinical skills.

You will enjoy the respect of your peers as an accomplished consultant with the necessary attributes to be a leader in your future clinical endeavors.

Develop expert airway management skills

Our curriculum features 2 months of dedicated airway rotation. This provides you with the expert airway management skills necessary to become a leader in the field.

You will develop advanced skills in awake and asleep fiberoptic intubations, video laryngoscopy, intubating LMA placement, double lumen tube placement, bronchial blockers, and needle cricothyroidotomy. As a CA2 resident, you are the first responder for emergency intubations throughout the hospital, a critical experience to have.

Anesthesiology Department Faculty

Meet our faculty

Diagnose perioperatively with point of care ultrasound

Our newly developed point of care ultrasound courses and rotation are in high demand. You will become facile at lung scanning, transthoracic echocardiography (utilized daily to diagnose cardiac conditions), stomach scanning, and more under the guidance of our 20+ faculty instructors.

You will be able to diagnose respiratory and cardiac conditions perioperatively, impacting decision making and patient therapy.

Master the art and science of regional anesthesia

You'll learn to place peripheral nerve catheters in just about any anatomical location—a key to our patient satisfaction and efficiency.

Trained by our skilled faculty, you will learn serratus anterior, rectus sheath, erector spinae and transversus abdomis plane blocks in addition to traditional nerve blocks. You will also become adept at combined spinal-epidural and dural puncture techniques when caring for laboring patients.

Learn enhanced recovery after surgery protocols

We are at the forefront for ERAS protocols in cardiac, thoracic, joint, and general surgery.

Learning these advanced clinical protocols with us allows our graduates to become the ultimate consultants!

One-on-one exposure to the complex cases

Our clinical volume of more than 36,000 cases per year means you will see an extremely wide variety of cases—from the complicated to those typically seen in a community setting.

Many departments with our case volume have two or three times more residents than we do. Our smaller cohort of residents assures that you will have plenty of one-on-one exposure to high acuity cases.

The Anesthesiology Residency at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate is ACGME-accredited.

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


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
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
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