Learn to care for patients the right way when they need it most during your Geisinger anesthesiology residency.
The clinical training, knowledge, skills, resources and experience you gain through Geisinger's Anesthesiology Residency will not only prepare you for board certification, but help you become a safe, competent and professional consultant anesthesiologist.
The Division of Anesthesiology consists of 90 staff anesthesiologists, 10 interventional pain medicine physicians, 24 anesthesiology residents, 222 nurse anesthetists, and two regional anesthesia and acute pain service nurses. They provide anesthesia and pain medicine-related services at 11 facilities:
- Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
- Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine Outpatient Clinic, Danville, PA
- Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township, PA
- Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, PA
- Geisinger Healthplex State College, State College, PA
- Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA
- Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA
During your anesthesiology internship year (clinical base year) and first year of residency (CA-1 year), your resident rotations take place at the two Danville facilities, which are less than two miles from each other. In later years and during elective rotations, you can participate in educational and training activities at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. This capability allows for real-time distance learning during conferences, without the commute.
Message from the program director
With a long tradition of resident education, Geisinger's Department of Anesthesiology offers resident physicians just like you a myriad of clinical opportunities. You’ll find all subspecialties in the field of anesthesiology within the medical center, including advanced cardiac surgery, high-risk obstetrical care, pediatric and neonatal surgery, critical care medicine, surgery for transplantation, ambulatory surgery, neurosurgery and both acute and chronic pain management. Geisinger Medical Center serves as the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, and the Department of Anesthesiology plays a significant role in the leadership of the center’s nine intensive care units and the operating room.
Geisinger has enjoyed national recognition for decades as a leader in healthcare innovation. Our integrated health system, composed of providers, hospitals, clinics and an insurance company, aims to coordinate care and optimize the patient experience. As a resident physician, you need clinical exposure in the field of anesthesia, as well as an understanding of the practice environment in which they work. And we’re uniquely poised to offer you this experience.
Anesthesiology is a rapidly growing specialty that is constantly incorporating new technologies. Here, electronic health records have been in use for more than 18 years. With recent upgrades to anesthesia delivery equipment in our operating rooms, documentation of an anesthesia encounter is now all electronic. Mining this vast store of electronic patient data is one of many research opportunities available. Geisinger’s network of community physicians and home care facilities lets you gain experience in a role as a peri-operative medical specialist.
From its inception, Geisinger has always been a physician-led organization. Abigail Geisinger sought the top physician leaders of her time to create a hospital that ultimately became today's health system. In 1915, she advised her first surgeon-in-chief, Harold Foss, MD: “Make my hospital right; make it the best.” We honor Abigail Geisinger’s legacy as we educate residents in anesthesiology.
Mark Poler, MD
Anesthesiology Residency Director
Geisinger has a good balance of excellent didactics, comprehensive education and rich experience in handling a diverse patient population. The rotation selection during our intern year was designed to build a solid base for advanced anesthesia training. We have great support from faculty and upper-level residents who are always there to help and teach. I have enjoyed myself both personally and professionally and look forward to the next two years."