It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Anesthesiology Residency Program at the famed John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, one of the oldest and continually accredited programs in the nation. We offer a strictly four years categorical Anesthesiology program, that has recently received a ten year approval cycle from the ACGME/Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee with zero citations! This is indeed a rare feat in graduate medical education anywhere in the United States, something we are very proud of. The success of our program depends on recruiting residents and faculty of the highest caliber, who are committed to excellence in patient care and education, as well as a commitment to carry out the mission of Cook County Hospital, one of the oldest and best institutions that cares for all citizens regardless of their ability to pay.

Our residency program offers training to 36 outstanding residents; nine per academic year. We offer the Clinical Base Year here on site, with rotations on Surgical and General Medicine services. Also, the year offers rotations in Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Medical Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Medical Consult and Anesthesiology. The Clinical Anesthesiology rotations, take place primarily at JHS Hospital of Cook County, with two additional Pediatric Anesthesiology rotations and an advanced cardiology rotation at Christ Medical Center in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois and a new rotation at the prestigious Lurie’s Children Hospital of Northwestern University in downtown Chicago.

Our program offers exceptional training in all subspecialties of Anesthesiology, with outstanding training in Regional anesthesia, Trauma anesthesia, high risk OB, Vascular, Cardiac, Pain, Airway and Neuroanesthesia. Our graduates have an outstanding record in achieving Board Certification as well as placement in highly desired Fellowships, including Pain, Regional, Pediatric and Critical Care programs. Many of our graduates accept academic positions throughout the nation.

We are very proud of our program and proud to care for the sickest and neediest of our citizens.

I invite you to find out more about us and our program by contacting or visiting us in Chicago.

Ned F. Nasr, M.D.
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Program Director
(312) 864-5042