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Anesthesiology Residency

The practice of medicine is based on a singular goal — the relief of pain and suffering.

Anesthesiology is the specialty most directly concerned with that goal. It is a practice that is both old and new, combining traditional methods with new developments. The Loyola concept is to provide a dynamic clinical environment in which current advances are regularly integrated into a program committed to excellent clinical care. The Department of Anesthesiology of Loyola University Chicago believes that the best care always considers patient comfort and emotional support as well as current technology. These values have been a part of the residency program since its inception in 1971. It strives to train clinicians of the highest order and to develop in them a lifelong commitment to professional growth.

Welcome from the Department Chair

Dr. Steven Edelstein

I extend a warm welcome to all young physicians contemplating a career in anesthesiology. There are abundant opportunities for physicians in this specialty. The primary objective of our faculty is to train outstanding consultants in anesthesiology. We expect our residents to acquire advanced technical skills, extend their depth and breadth of clinical knowledge and develop the ability to make sound clinical judgments. Habits developed here will help our residents throughout their professional careers. Training at Loyola University Medical Center, one of the highest acuity hospitals in the country, provides opportunities for a broad clinical experience in all areas of anesthesiology and pain management.

Striving to train clinicians of the highest order and to develop in them a lifelong commitment to professional growth and improvement.

Our faculty is composed of graduates from many different programs providing the residents with a variety of ideas and concepts for patient management in anesthesiology. We actively search for similar diversity in our residents. There is close cooperation between our department and other departments within the institution, and we maintain congenial and professional relationships with surgeons, nursing staff and administration. Numerous opportunities exist to pursue clinical research interests within the department. An academic experience coupled with an extensive clinical case mix produce the well balanced residency offered by Loyola. Graduates of the program have been very successful in securing careers which fit their personal goals.

We believe the intensive educational experience and excitement of a residency program must have a lasting effect on its graduates. We expect each of our graduates to be outstanding physicians as well as certified consultants in anesthesiology. The faculty and staff are committed to these goals. If the Loyola concept fits your view of a rewarding career in anesthesiology, we invite you to consider joining us.


Steven Edelstein, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Mission Statement

Loyola Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Mission is committed to advancing the specialty of anesthesiology through education, clinical, and research endeavors. We provide high quality, academic, patient-centered, state of the art anesthesia care in an environment of compassion and dedication to excellence in our community. We provide comprehensive evaluation and compassionate care of patients with acute, chronic and cancer pain. We create an exciting, engaging, and forward-thinking venue for Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine students and Loyola University Medical Center residents. We nurture current and future leaders in anesthesia whose professionalism will bring imagination, commitment, and compassion to the medical, scientific, social, and ethical challenges that exist in today's society.

Program Directors

Michael Wiisanen, MD

Michael Wiisanen, MD
Program Director

Amy Murray, MD

Michael Majewski, MD
Associate Program Director

Anesthesiology Residency Contacts

Jennifer Kuttenberg
Residency and Fellowship Recruitment