Loma Linda University
Welcome to the homepage of the Loma Linda University Department of Anesthesiology. We are glad you have chosen to visit our site! Here you can find information about our department, including our residency and fellowship programs, research department, staff, and many other items of interest. Take a look around and let us know if you would like further information.
We are located in the heart of beautiful Southern California, in the area known as the Inland Empire, situated conveniently halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Our location places us within one hour of surfing at the beach, camping in the desert, skiing in the mountains, or catching a play in Los Angeles. There are six major airports within an hour's drive.
We have an outstanding academic department that provides a strong subspecialty experience. Fellowship training is available in the fields of pediatric and cardiothoracic anesthesia, liver transplant, critical care medicine, and research in both clinical and basic science. We are world renowned for pediatric cardiac surgery. The first infant heart transplant was done at Loma Linda University in 1985. Loma Linda University Medical Center is a tertiary care medical center and Level 1 trauma center for both pediatrics and adults. There is a heavy emphasis on pediatric anesthesia training; 30% of the caseload of a typical resident is in the field of pediatrics. Innovative rotations such as perioperative medicine and hospitalist medicine are available.
Our department currently has 60+ attending physicians and 60+ residents. Members of our faculty are nationally renowned for their academic and clinical excellence. We have numerous faculty members involved with organized medicine. Our resident research department is very active. Residents have won several research awards, and have presented at SOAP, SCCM, SPA, and ASA. Residents desiring research experience are given opportunities for extended research time in an NIH-funded neuroscience research laboratory. In addition, there are numerous opportunities to work with faculty on clinical research projects. I assure you that if you apply to our residency program you will meet friendly faculty who are dedicated to resident education and to providing a healthy atmosphere in which to learn.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine welcomes elective applications from students in good standing in their senior year of medicine at AAMC Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited institutions. Students in their senior year at osteopathic schools of medicine accredited by the Committee on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association are also invited to apply.
The Loma Linda University Department of Anesthesiology believes that the future of the specialty is very bright , not only for the continued value of the contributions that the specialty makes to the science of medicine, but also for the expanding role that anesthesiology offers to the health care community.
The Loma Linda University Departments of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine have joined educational efforts to offer a combined integrated training program in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. This combined program is five years in length and will allow for the development of physicians who are fully qualified and board certified in both specialties.
Loma Linda Medical Center has a large catchment area and serves as a tertiary care referral center for complex cardiothoracic surgery, and management and palliation of congenital heart disease, as well as interventional cardiology. We perform more than 1000 cardiothoracic cases a year with a strong emphasis in coronary revascularization, complex valve replacement, heart failure, and transplantation.
Our ACGME accredited fellowship is a robust, multidisciplinary training program that provides diverse experiences in education, clinical exposure, and leadership at Loma Linda University Medical Center, a 734-bed tertiary referral, Level I Trauma, Certified Stroke and STEMI center located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, CA.
The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital (LLUCH) is a 12-month ACGME-accredited fellowship. The Program accepts 3 fellows each year. Over 7000 pediatric surgeries, including more than 300 pediatric cardiac surgeries with cardiopulmonary bypass, are performed each year at LLUCH.
Loma Linda University offers a one-year non-ACGME accredited fellowship in Liver Transplant Anesthesia. This position is open to all applicants who have completed an ACGME approved anesthesiology residency and can obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of California.