Anesthesiology Residents The URMC Anesthesiology Residency Program is approved for a total of 68 residents, including our integrated clinical base year residents (CBY) and three clinical anesthesiology residents (CA1-3). We currently offer 16 categorical PGY-1 positions and 1 advanced PGY-2/CA-1 position in each match cycle Message from the Chief Residents Sarah Kralovic, MD Welcome to the University of Rochester Anesthesia Program! This program offers a wide variety of clinical exposure that will make you a strong and well-rounded anesthesiologist. A little bit about me: I was born and raised in Rochester, NY and continued my education at the University of Rochester for my undergraduate studies where I majored in Biology with a minor in Economics. From there, I ventured down to Philadelphia, PA for a few years where I completed a master’s degree in Medical Science at Drexel University College of Medicine. After obtaining my master’s degree, I went on to medical school at St. George’s University on the sunny and beautiful island of Grenada, all before returning back to my home town here in Rochester for residency training. All in all, Rochester is a wonderful place to live. The low cost of living makes everything very affordable and there is an abundance of activities available for people from all backgrounds: hiking, skiing, bicycling, sailing, festivals- you name it, we have it! The residents here are all extremely hard working and have exposure to complex patients early on in their training that will prepare you to be able to handle nearly any clinical situation with ease and confidence. Even though we work hard, you’ll notice that many of us lead very active lives outside of work and there are many opportunities for the residents to get together as not just colleagues, but also as friends. In my free time, I enjoy running, cooking, and playing my cello. Currently, I’m in the process of applying for a pain medicine fellowship while fine-tuning my anesthesia skills in the OR as a CA-3. As a level 1 trauma center full of high acuity patients, my case numbers were met after CA-1 year. This has given me ample time to focus on electives (spending more time on the acute and chronic pain services, as well as the regional anesthesia service at Sawgrass, my three favorite rotations!), as well as to refine my anesthesia skill set and teach my other fellow residents and students. Rochester is a fun and active place that has provided me with a truly rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. We look forward to meeting all the new applicants this season! Mehran Ebadi-Tehrani, MD As one of the chief residents, I would like to welcome you to the University of Rochester’s Anesthesia Program! I am very fortunate to be training at an institution that provides an abundance of clinical experiences while still maintaining a high quality of life. I was a stranger to the upstate NY area prior to starting residency but found the transition from home, in the Midwest, to be seamless. As I made my way along the interview trail The University of Rochester stood out for its top-notch clinical experience and congenial atmosphere. Strong Memorial Hospital has plenty of high acuity cases that have challenged me and allowed me to better my anesthetic skills over the last years. At same time, I've grown close with my peers and co-residents with whom I spend lots of time. The city of Rochester has a surprising culinary scene to keep any foodie busy in addition to plenty of festivals throughout the year. Overall, I am incredibly satisfied with my choice to train at the University of Rochester and look forward to showing you why. Feel free to contact any one of us with your questions. We are looking very forward to the new application season! Ryan Anderson, MD I am extremely happy with my choice to do anesthesiology residency at the University of Rochester. I will tell you why and convince you why, that this is the best for you too! I was born way out west in Washington. As a child, I moved to Utah and did all of my schooling out there near my family. I met my wife and had a baby girl right before moving to Kansas City for medical school. While there, I was able to earn an MBA in healthcare leadership while most of my fellow classmates were taking it easy during summer breaks. I came to the University of Rochester with high expectations that I would become a confident, capable anesthesiologist that would be an extremely powerful and proficient patient advocate. Even as my training was just starting as an intern, I knew this place was going to be great. The medicine and surgery rotations that I completed were very enjoyable. All the staff and attendings were respectful and I have always felt like I was a valuable member of a healthcare team. True, there are some long, hard days. I find those days can be the most rewarding and productive because of the complexity and variety of the cases. Being the only level 1 trauma center up here, we see some very interesting and unique cases. I completed all my required case numbers by June as a CA-2, so this year is going to be more stress free than I had hoped. I feel capable to do general, obstetric, cardiac, neuro, vascular and regional anesthesia cases. Now, I do not spend my entire time at the hospital. Rochester has a wide variety of cultural exposure. My wife and I love the outdoors where we can go camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and other similar activities. We have found some amazing places to spend a weekend around the Finger Lakes to the south, Adirondacks to the east, Niagara Falls to the West and Canada to the North. Another reason that I chose to come to Rochester was its proximity to the all the big eastern scenes like New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Maine. All of these places make for a great weekend or weeklong getaway. It is great! Rochester feels like a cozy Midwest town. For my family and me, it was an excellent choice. I know it will be for you too. Welcome to Rochester!