Anesthesiology Residency

Program Director: Nicholas S. Yeldo, M.D.
Associate Program Director: Anoop Chhina, M.D.& Jayakar Guruswamy, M.D.
Residency Program Coordinator: Beth Bond, M.A.
Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Shatoya Collins, B.S.

For more information: Follow the links on this page to Frequently Asked Questions, Curriculum & Year by Year Descriptions, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and Electronic Residency Application Service

The Department of Anesthesiology offers 12 positions yearly for our ACGME accredited four-year residency program. Our program fulfills all requirements for certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and is supported by Henry Ford Health System(HFHS), one of the largest and most respected integrated health care delivery systems in the country.

The HFHS utilizes the latest technologies and our residents will learn from highly skilled clinical staff at Henry Ford Hospital, a nationally renowned teaching and research institution that is the flagship of Henry Ford Health System. Henry Ford Hospital is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine; as such, our faculty and residents are actively involved in teaching medical students.

With more than 50,000 surgical procedures performed annually at the Henry Ford Hospital and throughout the Health Network. These procedures involve all major subspecialties and provide our residents with a wealth of clinical training with patients from the city of Detroit and the surrounding areas. To further enhance the resident's clinical experience, we offer state of the art facilities and the most cutting edge technologies available, from the Operating rooms, to the ICU's to the 15,000 square-foot Simulation Center. This is just one of the benefits of having the organizational and financial support of a large integrated health system. We strive to provide an exceptional educational environment through our faculty, our physical plant and the diverse population that we serve.

The experience offered by the Department of Anesthesiology at Henry Ford Hospital offers a wide range of surgical specialties and subspecialties including, high-risk obstetrics, organ transplantation (heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and small intestine), cardiovascular services (including a cutting edge, minimally invasive structural heart program), trauma, acute and chronic pain and critical care medicine. Pediatric anesthesiology experience is acquired through our affiliation agreement with the Children's Hospital of Michigan, located minutes from Henry Ford Hospital, on the Wayne State University Campus.

Our faculty are committed to excellence and provide residents with specialty training and expertise in all aspects of anesthesia care. We are focused on providing the very best in resident education, including preparation for the certifying exams offered by the ABA. We utilize online resources (e.g., Learnly from Stanford University) for our daily educational efforts in order to ensure that our physician trainees are able to access educational materials whenever and wherever they need. Our goal is to prepare our residents to succeed in whatever way they choose to develop their careers.

Altus Suite - assessments of non-cognitive skills for selection

All applicants applying to the Anesthesiology program at Henry Ford Hospital are required to complete an online suite of assessments (Altus Suite), to assist with our selection process for the 2021/22 application cycle.

Altus Suite is a standardized, three-part online assessment of non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values and priorities that we believe are important for successful residents of our program. Altus Suite will complement the other tools that we use for applicant review and evaluation. In implementing Altus Suite, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

Altus Suite consists of:

  • Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test
  • Snapshot: 10-minute one-way video interview with standardized questions 
  • Duet: 15-minute value-alignment assessment

You will register for Altus Suite for CSP-20101 - U.S. Graduate Medical Education

Access www.TakeAltus.com to learn more about the three-part assessment, important dates and requirements, and to create your account.

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