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Chief Resident Message

2021 Chief Resident Photo
Drs. Alexis Vangellow, Kelsey Monteith, and Ellen Johnson

Welcome to the U of R! We’re glad you have come to learn more about what makes the U of R a special place to begin your journey in becoming anesthesiologists. Located in Western NY, we are a Level 1 trauma center with a wide catchment area that provides a wide variety of patients with unique complex pathologies that creates an unparalleled clinical environment to train in. The clinical experience is further enhanced by our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment – including a new childrens’ hospitals and Anesthesia machines, and dedicated faculty from all corners of the country. Our program takes pride in our continued efforts to push for patient safety through various QI projects and the ever-evolving avenues for improving the experience of its residents.

It is more than just a great work environment that sets us apart from other programs. Being located in Western NY offers easy access to affordable and convenient housing, endless outdoor activities, the experience of all 4 seasons, sporting and musical events, and a vibrant craft beer, festival, and restaurant scene. The department hosts various group activities, and we frequently get together for hockey and baseball games, concerts, running and cycling groups, wine tasting, microbrews, board games and BBQs.  The nurturing environment and culture of looking out for one another other develops friendships that last long beyond residency.

We truly believe that our experience here at the U of R has been everything we could have hoped for, with a unique combination of a big city clinical experience and a home-town feel. We would gladly make the decision to train here if we were starting back in your shoes. Thanks again for your interest in our program. Please feel free to reach out with questions, or if you would like to hear more about what makes our program so special!

Kelsey Monteith M.D., Ellen Johnson M.D., and Alexis Vangellow D.O.

2021-2022 Anesthesiology Chiefs – University of Rochester Medical Center


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