Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Anesthesiology Residency Program

Message from the Program Director

Message from the Chief Residents

Dave Metro

It is truly a privilege to hold the position of Program Director for one of the top anesthesiology residency programs in the country.

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We’re proud to share our experiences at one of the premier training programs in the country and hope you’ll come to see why.

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Clinical Base Year Program

We proudly offer a comprehensive clinical base year (CBY) experience specifically designed to prepare residents for advanced training in our competitive anesthesiology residency.



The PANTHER track is an integrated training program for qualified residency applicants interested in pursuing an academic research career as a physician-scientist. 

Clinical Rotations

Introduction to Anesthesiology, CA-1, CA-1/CA-2 Rotations, and CA-3. Read More

Didactic Series

The didactics program at the University of Pittsburgh utilizes a variety of formats to facilitate resident learning. The level-specific comprehensive program starts on the very first day of the CA-1 year and continues until graduation.

Combined Anesthesiology-Pediatrics Residency

The University of Pittsburgh Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine are pleased to offer this dual board acceptable opportunity to train in both specialties. At the end of the five-year program, residents will be eligible to become board-certified in both pediatrics and anesthesiology.

International Opportunities

The diversity of clinical settings you will experience as a resident is enhanced by the opportunity to practice internationally as a CA-3. International rotations are fully supported by the department, and your clinical duties will always be under the supervision of an anesthesiologist from our faculty.

Resident Research

Within our Anesthesiology Residency Program, opportunities for resident-driven research are numerous and broad. 

Resident Life

As a resident in our department, you’ll have the opportunity to call Pittsburgh your home. With a regional population of 2.4 million, Pittsburgh is a city with a rich history, and it has been receiving a great deal of national attention. Since 2000, Pittsburgh has topped six “most-livable city” lists, including those of The Economist, Forbes, and Yahoo.