Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

Chair and Program Director's Message

We are proud to be a part of a team of dedicated physicians and educators who have built a premier anesthesia training program at Northwestern University. We are delighted that you are interested in our residency. It will be evident when you visit us that we have thoughtfully constructed a graduate medical education program that will prepare you to become an accomplished anesthesiologist.

The specific elements of anesthesia residency at Northwestern include a clinical caseload that is superb in both volume and complexity and institutional resources to support a thorough, structured didactic program. We are constantly striving to improve the delivery of anesthetic care and invest in innovative educational processes. Most importantly, though, we promote a departmental culture that reflects our passion about developing people; we recognize that our residents are our most valuable assets and we manage our organization accordingly.

At completion of training our residents uniformly perform well on their board examinations, secure the most desirable fellowships and obtain their ideal practice opportunities. We believe that our future as anesthesiologists includes a broader role in the perioperative management of patients. The structure of our residency program reflects that belief with comprehensive training in preoperative medical management, critical care medicine, regional anesthesia and pain medicine.

In seeking applicants for our residency program, we are looking for individuals with a history of exemplary academic performance. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated that they possess fervent intellectual curiosity. We also value highly those with exceptional communication skills, who have performed well in team settings and have leadership potential.

Many of us at Northwestern chose a career in academics because we are passionate about developing the next generation of anesthesiologists. We count among our greatest professional rewards the opportunity to witness young colleagues advance to become our profession’s best clinicians, educators, researchers, in essence, the leaders of our community themselves.

It would be a pleasure to have you join our team as one of those future leaders.

Louanne Carabini

Louanne Carabini, MD
Residency Program Director

Charles Hogue Chair

Charles Hogue, MD
Department Chair