Department of Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology Residency Program Virtual Tour

Accredited since 1960, the Anesthesiology Residency Program at Montefiore Einstein delivers world-class postgraduate training within a premier academic medical center. Our program recruits 17 residents per year. 

Sujatha Ramachandran, MD, MACM, Vice Chair of Education, Anesthesiology Residency Program

Why our program could be right for you

Our program offers residents outstanding clinical experience in a collaborative environment. During their training in our state-of-the-art facilities, residents provide innovative care to a largely underserved community, and gain broad exposure to complex surgical procedures. 

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Einstein (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

Located in the Norwood section of the Bronx, Montefiore’s Moses Campus is home to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation. Anesthesiology residents gain experience working on a range of cases from pediatric oncology to adult cardiothoracic surgery.

Montefiore Einstein provides a level of experience with complex cases drawn from a diverse population that can’t be found anywhere else. An added bonus: the education offered through our attending anesthesiologists.

Adela Aguirre-Alarcon, MD

Graduate, Anesthesiology Residency Program

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Situated within our Einstein Campus, Jack D. Weiler Hospital is the location of our labor and delivery suite, neonatal ICU and 16 operating rooms. At Weiler, residents gain experience in providing multidisciplinary care to complex obstetric, vascular, general surgical, gynecological, urologic and cardiothoracic patients.

Training here provides residents with invaluable clinical and educational experience. From the start of CA-1, you are given a great deal of autonomy while managing complex cases. Residents leave well prepared for clinical practice in various settings.

Andre Bryan, MD

Graduate, Anesthesiology Residency Program

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

Home to Montefiore Einstein Center for Joint Replacement Surgery, Wakefield Campus gives residents the opportunity to use innovative regional anesthesia techniques in their care of patients undergoing complex orthopedic procedures.

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Hutchinson Campus is a highly streamlined ambulatory surgical center committed to maximizing advances in the perioperative management of patients undergoing outpatient surgical procedures. 

Our newest campus offers world-class care in the Hudson Valley

Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology opened in October 2021 and has integrated with St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in the Hudson Valley. St. Luke’s offers state-of-the-art operating rooms and GI suites as well as a world-class cardiovascular institute and a high-functioning OB Division and trauma center. Through its 242-bed Newburgh Campus and numerous outpatient services at the Cornwall Campus, St. Luke's healthcare professionals serve more than 270,000 patients each year.

A world-renowned faculty

Erik B. Romanelli, MD, MPH

Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Giselle D. Jaconia, MD

Assistant Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program

Sujatha Ramachandran, MD, MACM

Vice Chair, Education
Professor, Anesthesiology

Matthias Eikermann, MD

Chair, Anesthesiology
Francis F. Foldes Professor, Anesthesiology

Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, General Anesthesia
Professor, Anesthesiology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Director, Advanced Airway Fellowship

Jonathan D. Leff, MD

Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Affairs
Professor, Anesthesiology
Professor, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

Jay J. Im, MD

Assistant Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become an Anesthesiology Resident at Montefiore Einstein, here are some dates to keep in mind.

  • June 5, 2024: 2025 ERAS season begins.
  • Sept. 4, 2024: MyERAS® applications open for submission.
  • Sept. 25, 2024: We begin reviewing applications.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Erik B. Romanelli, MD, MPH
Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program

Debbie Lopez
Administrator, Anesthesiology Graduate Medical Education 

Learn more about the Montefiore Einstein Department of Anesthesiology