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Anesthesiology Residency Program

The Anesthesiology Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital is committed to the highest quality medical care.

Our renowned faculty is dedicated to teaching and supporting our accomplished residents to prepare them to practice in any setting, however challenging. We seek to foster a collegial and supportive atmosphere.

We are fortunate to have all the resources of the Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals available to us, with an unmatched diversity of clinical cases and outstanding research and public service opportunities. We seek to nurture all the talents of our residents throughout their training so that they will not only achieve competency in all areas but will go on to become leaders in the field and achieve their highest potential as physicians and researchers.

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Why Anesthesia at BWH?

Visit our residency program page here.

Residency URiM and LGBTQIA+ Virtual Open House

Date and Time: Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 5:00-6:30PM EST

Registration Link: Register

Contact Cynthia O'Donnell at with any questions.

Diversity and Inclusion

Brigham and Women’s Anesthesiology Residency Training Program offers superior clinical training, unparalleled research opportunities, and our long-standing mission has been to train, mentor, and develop future leaders in our field. We embrace and celebrate all forms of diversity, including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, national origin, immigration status, ability and disability, veteran status, physical characteristics, political ideology, religious belief, and age.

We acknowledge the history and persistence of racism and prejudice in medicine, and we are deeply committed to challenging discrimination, addressing disparities and inequities, and providing a safe environment for all members of our community to engage in dialogue and develop to their utmost potential while feeling valued, respected, and supported. We are committed to working tirelessly to get closer to our goal of reflecting the diversity of our patients and our community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and candidates with disabilities.

Visit the Brigham and Women's Center for Diversity and Inclusion website.

Adlai, CA-3

Adlai, Alumni

“When identifying traits that I wanted in a residency program, I knew that I wanted a program that cultivated a supportive culture and provided opportunities to grow as a researcher, clinician, and healthcare leader. Before I stepped on Brigham and Women’s campus, the department had supported me financially as a researcher and as a minority in its advocacy for diversity in medicine. Now that I’m here, the culture I saw on my interview day is still what I see practiced every day, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the BWH team.”
Joseph, alumni

Joseph, Alumni

“I’m a gay man who grew up in a conservative, religious, and Middle Eastern family. Finding genuine acceptance and community in a residency program was challenging, until I found the Brigham. From the first day of my away rotation, I was surrounded by allies and fellow LGBTQ individuals. On my interview day, my leadership and advocacy in LGBTQ medical organizations and curriculum development was at the forefront of every conversation. I had finally not only found where I could train to be the doctor I hope to be, but also to exist as I truly am."
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Mary, Alumni

Mary, Alumni

“As a daughter of immigrants, from a low-income background, I have always been passionate about making a difference in the care of underserved populations; and have always strived to surround myself with people with similar interests. It was also important to me to do my residency where I would feel welcomed and supported. I am grateful to be working with people who I consider family and are equally passionate about improving the care of vulnerable patients.”
Tu Anh, Alumni

Tu Anh, Alumni

“As a female who identifies with many minority groups such as a refugee, an Asian American, and a member of the LGBTQ community, it was important for me to find a diverse and inclusive residency program that would also train me to be excellent anesthesiologist. I found that program here at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Over the past two years at BWH, I have grown both professionally and personally due to the open relationships that I have developed with my colleagues and mentors.”
Mona, Alumni

Mona, Alumni

“After finishing medical school back home (Tehran, Iran), I came to Boston and it has been my new home since then. When I chose BWH anesthesia for residency, I had already completed 3 years of post-doctoral research fellowship and 3 years of pediatric residency. With no doubt, I had a different perspective of an ideal work environment compared to when I graduated from medical school. My topmost priority was a diverse program that strives for inclusiveness and respect for difference, where I can find a balance in how I pursue professional excellence, while remaining true to, and present for, my other identity – being a mother of two. I could have never been happier with my choice and I am very grateful to be part of the BWH anesthesia family.”

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