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Anesthesiology Residency

The University of Oklahoma, Department of Anesthesiology offers a ABA and ACGME accredited residency program consisting of a comprehensive continuum of education and experience in Anesthesiology from the clinical base year (PGY-1) to the CA-3 year (PGY-4) and beyond.

We also have CA-4 year (PGY-5) fellowship programs available: Pain Medicine Fellowship and Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship. 

Anesthesiologists are involved in all areas of the medical care of surgical, obstetric, and critically ill patients. Outside the operating room, Anesthesiologists are involved in preoperative assessment, pain management and intensive care medicine. Therefore, the training of potential Anesthesiologists is both broad and intense. In the department of Anesthesiology, we strive to provide highly qualified residents a state-of-the-art training continuum that will not only produce skilled clinicians but scholars able to assimilate the ever changing field of medical science into their practice.

The residency experience is only an initial segment on a lifetime journey of education that will extend throughout the anesthesiologist's career. We select candidates which have keen intellectual ability, the highest moral and ethical standards, broad humanistic abilities, and the crucial drive and motivation to make a serious commitment to an intense and demanding educational experience. Our goals are high, but for those who will seriously undertake this commitment, residency can be the most rewarding of experiences.

In addition to the excellent training, Oklahoma offers plenty of cultural and outdoor activities that many residents take advantage of as they train here at The Oklahoma Health Science Center.   

Program Overview

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and offers 12 categorical positions per year. The PGY-1 year is devoted to clinical training in non-anesthesia areas and the training is based at the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The clinical anesthesia training occurs on our Oklahoma Health Science Center campus: locations include OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital, The VA Medical Center, The OU Medical Center Ambulatory Surgery Center and The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center. The three year Clinical Anesthesia curriculum is based on The American Board of Anesthesiology requirements.

Education Program Administration

  • Pramod Chetty, M.D. - Vice Chair for Education, Core Residency Program Director
  • Casey Windrix, M.D. - Associate Program Director
  • Christine Vo, M.D. - Assistant Program Director
  • Keri Davis - Senior Resident Program Coordinator
  • Brian Johnson - Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Brady Watson - Medical Student Coordinator