Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology


Northwestern Medicine strives to create and maintain training programs that mirror the diverse patient population we serve in Chicago. We believe that diverse faculty, residency and fellowship programs are essential to our long-term success as leaders in academic medicine. As such, we embrace diversity as part of our commitment to excellence in our mission areas of patient care, research and education. The Department of Anesthesiology strongly encourages applications from candidates from groups traditionally under-represented in medicine.

Blake Butler, Paloma Toledo, and Clyde Yancy (Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion)
give out raffle prizes to SNMA meeting participants in April 2017.

Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Feinberg Office of Diversity and Inclusion works with students, residents and fellows, staff and faculty to further our mission of achieving a campus environment of belonging and inclusion for all. Recruitment initiatives, community partnerships, and campus collaborations all help facilitate our mission. Please visit the office website for information on our programs or to connect with our staff.

Anesthesiology Diversity and Inclusion

Resident Rishi Gaihi speaks to a prospective student at the Anesthesiology table
during the McGaw Residency Showcase, April 2017.

The trainees and leaders in the Department of Anesthesiology support resident and fellow diversity and inclusion initiatives through the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, such as the annual showcase. Residents may also join the Northwestern Underrepresented residents and fellows forum (NMURFF) to connect with trainees across programs.


Choy Lewis, MD   
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Blake Butler, MD
CA-2 Resident

Matthew Hire, MD
CA-3 Resident

Connect with Diversity and Inclusion

For more information about diversity and inclusion issues and initiatives at Feinberg, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.