Thank you for your interest in our residency program. We have many opportunities for an applicant to consider when choosing a residency. Take some time to look around this site, and feel free to contact us for any further information. Our Residency Brochure is also available online for viewing (pdf - 3 MB).


Some of our advantages include:

  • A broad variety of clinical cases

  • A convenient location in Southern California

  • A state of the art Simulation Center

  • Our residents pass the boards at a rate well in excess of 90%

  • A superior job acquisition rate

  • Fellowship training available in cardiothoracic, pediatric, and critical care anesthesia

  • An interested and engaged faculty

  • An active Research Division


Program Director's Message


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. 



Chief Residents' Message


On behalf of our 57 categorical and 11 anesthesia/medicine combined program residents, welcome to the Loma Linda University Anesthesiology Residency website. We thank you for your interest in our program, and hope you find this website informative. 


Residency Curriculum



4 months of internal medicine

1 month each of:

  • Acute Care Surgery 

  • Cardiac Care Unit

  • Cardiac Consult Service

  • Chronic Pain Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit

  • Perioperative Surgical Home

3 weeks of Anesthesiology

1 week of Transfusion Medicine and Process Improvement Training 

PGY-2 / CA-1

OR Anesthesia (LLUMC Main Campus and VA Hospital)

Chronic and Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia  (VA Hospital Pain Clinic)

Preanesthesia Consultation and Education (PACE)

(Some PGY-2 residents begin their subspecialty rotations in the Spring.)

PGY-3 / CA-2

Pediatric Anesthesia

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia


OB Anesthesia

Surgical ICU

Cardiothoracic ICU

Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain (VA Hospital)

Regional Anesthesia (East Campus Hospital)

PGY-4 / CA-3

Advanced Clinical Experiences/Electives:

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

  • Neuroanesthesia

  • OB Anesthesia

  • OR Anesthesia

  • Surgical/Cardiothoracic ICU

Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)

Dedicated research time

How to apply


Loma Linda University participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match® with 14 categorical anesthesiology positions each year. All applications for the four-year program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ACGME Program #: 0400521016) and are accepted until October 31st. 

Applicant FAQ

Current Residents

For more information:

Tel: (909) 558-4015 x44015

Jason Gatling, MD

Residency Program Director

Melody Chang, MD

Associate Program Director

Steven Nelson, MD

2019-2020 Chief Resident

Mandy Yan, MBBS

2019-2020 Chief Resident

Darnell Sy

Residency/Fellow Coordinator

Holly Perez

Assistant Residency/Fellow Coordinator

Jhunclaire Ona

Assistant Residency/Fellow Coordinator

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