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Anesthesiology Residency Program-At-A-Glance

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 all types of cases. 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.

Residency Director: Mary Kraft, MD

Residency Associate Program Director: Alan Kulig, MD

Residency Coordinator:  Maria Lopez phone: 413-794-4326 or 800-959-4233 email: Maria.Lopez@baystatehealth.org

Program and Department Statistics

  • Number of residents per class:  9 ׀ Total number of Residents:  35 | Male/Female ratio:  1.7:1
  • Percent of Graduates entering Fellowship training over past 5 years:  25%
  • Number of Faculty:  48
  • 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


Baystate Statistics

  • 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 being currently being constructed.   The new building will include:  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. It is anticipated that the new hospital will open in 2012.
  • Large state-of-the-art simulation lab

Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary -  PG1:  $56,900,  PG2:  $59,200,   PG3:  $61,900,  PG4: $64,600
  • Call room for each resident year; resident library, resident lounge area, large library on campus, access to the Tufts on-line library
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, meal subsidy, free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance


Curriculum Information

Rotation Summary:

  • PG1: CCU, Medicine Consult, Medicine Wards, ICU, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Pediatrics, and elective subspecialty
  • PG2: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Pain Medicine, Airway Management I and ICU
  • PG3: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Pain Medicine, Advanced Airway Management II, and ICU
  • PG4: The fourth year of training includes: 12 months of advanced anesthesia training, which includes an advanced clinical track
  • Weekly didactic schedule (protected time) from 4-5:00 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Weekly Conference:  Thursday a.m. Anesthesia Grand Rounds