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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.

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Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Welcome to the Loma Linda University Department of Anesthesiology. Our expert team of clinicians work together in an outstanding academic department. We are fortunate to be in the heart of beautiful Southern California, in the area known as the Inland Empire. Loma Linda is about halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs along Interstate 10. This location means we are less than 60 miles to surfing at the beach, camping in the desert, skiing in the mountains, or catching a play in Los Angeles. While the closest major airport (ONT) is just 20 miles away, there are also six major airports within an hour's drive.   
Our residency training program provides broad general and strong anesthesiology experience. Loma Linda University Medical Center is a tertiary / quaternary care medical center serving as a Level 1 trauma center for injured children and adults. Loma Linda University is world renowned for cardiovascular care in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. The first infant heart transplant was done at Loma Linda University in 1985. We have excellent pediatric anesthesia training; 30% of the caseload of a
typical resident is in the field of pediatrics. We also offer one of the only combined Anesthesiology / Internal Medicine training programs in the country. After residency, additional training can be obtained via fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia – Acute Pain Medicine, Liver Transplant, or Critical Care Medicine within the Department. Additionally, a multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship is offered within our university.

Our department currently has over 60 attending physicians, more than 60 residents, and 9 fellows. Members of our faculty are nationally renowned for their academic and clinical excellence. We have numerous faculty members involved with organized medicine. We also support and have active research in both clinical and basic science, with very active resident and medical student research efforts. Residents and fellows have won several research awards and have presented at national specialty meetings such as SOAP, SCCM, SPA, SCA and ASA. There are numerous opportunities to work with faculty on clinical research projects. Applicants to our residency program find friendly faculty who are dedicated to resident education and a healthy atmosphere in which to learn and train. 

Let’s get acquainted,

Richard L Applegate II MD, FASA
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Professor of the Floyd S. Brauer Chair in Anesthesiology
Loma Linda University School of Medicine



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. 


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.

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.

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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. 

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.



Loma Linda University Department of Anesthesiology

11234 Anderson Street, Room 2532

Loma Linda, CA 92354



Main:  (909) 558-4475
Fax: (909) 558-4143

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