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 University is one of only three programs nationwide to offer this innovative combined training experience.

The delivery of health care is undergoing rapid change. The physician of the future will be expected to demonstrate a much wider skill set than previously required. Expected skills will include the consistent delivery of evidence-based, cost-effective care; an expanded knowledge of the principles of patient safety and quality improvement; care coordination; system redesign; and team leadership. Graduates of this program will be uniquely qualified to develop careers focused on the management and treatment of complex adult diseases, severe chronic illnesses, and perioperative care. The strengths of both internal medicine and anesthesiology complement each other providing a quality educational experience that enables the trainee to become a leader in the medical field.

The curricular components of the combined program conform to the program requirements for accreditation in by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, including both the common and specialty specific program ACGME requirements. The curriculum design assures an organized educational experience and continuum of training throughout the residency program. Additional details for combined training in internal medicine and anesthesiology can be accessed through both the ABA and ABIM websites.

The strong belief is that graduates of this program will be highly recruited by academic teaching centers, health care organizations, and physician recruitment agencies to fill needed roles within the health care industry, particularly in the areas of perioperative medicine and care coordination, process improvement, and physician leadership.

Residency Curriculum (Sample Schedule)

PGY-1 (Internal Medicine)

Internal Medicine 

Ambulatory Medicine 

Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)

Cardiac Consult Service

Emergency Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)




Medicine Elective

PGY-2 (Anesthesiology)

OR Anesthesia 

Pain Management

Pre-anesthesia Clinic

Pediatric Anesthesia

PGY-3 (Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine)

Ambulatory Medicine

Internal Medicine

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Surgical ICU

Post-anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Medical Intensive Care Unit

Obstetric Anesthesia

Medicine Electives

PGY-4 (Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine

Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)

Ambulatory Medicine

Internal Medicine

Pain Management



Acute Pain / Regional Anesthesia

Outlying/Non-OR Anesthesia

Medicine Electives

PGY-5 (Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine

Ambulatory Medicine

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

Neuro Intenstive Care Unit

Advanced Clinical Anesthesia

Medicine Electives

Gary Stier, MD, MBA

Program Director

Sonny Lee, MD, FACP

Associate Program Director

Justin Calvert, MD

2020-2021 Chief Resident

Michael Douglas, MD

2020-2021 Chief Resident

Darnell Sy

Residency/Fellow Coordinator

Holly Perez

Assistant Residency/Fellow Coordinator

Jhunclaire Ona

Assistant Residency/Fellow Coordinator

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How to apply

Loma Linda University participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match® with 2 combined anesthesia/medicine positions each year. All applications for the five-year program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ACGME Program #: 7420544004) and are accepted until October 31st. 

Current Residents

For more information:

Tel: (909) 558-4015