Message from the Program Director

University of Virginia Stephen Collins, MD, Anesthesiology

Dr. Stephen Collins, Program Director

We commit to provide residents the environment and mentoring that fosters their development as outstanding clinicians, researchers, and future leaders in medicine.

“Welcome to the University of Virginia Anesthesiology Residency Program!  As the Residency Program Director, I am excited for you to visit our program and interface with our faculty and residents as you decide where to pursue your anesthesiology training.  I believe our clinical training and education programs are one of the best in the country; most important, our focus is on the future of Anesthesiology—our residents.”

As a resident in our program, you will be immersed in the clinical perioperative environment early as an intern and learn from a talented and nationally recognized department faculty.  Our rotations include every aspect of anesthesiology practice – from liver transplant anesthesia to specialty pain practice to pediatric cardiac case management.  Moreover, there are no intraoperative fellows with faculty dedicated to teaching and your success.

I truly believe we train outstanding residents in the United States. After completing residency, our residents pursue accredited fellowships in a multitude of subspecialty practice areas including Pain Management, Critical Care, and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia or take faculty positions or private practice jobs of their top choice.

Outside of the hospital, Charlottesville is a wonderful, vibrant university community in central Virginia, just east of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville and its surrounding communities are home to fantastic Virginia vineyards and breweries with amazing mountain views. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy this area well known for hiking, biking, and running.

For medical students and residents from other specialties seeking exceptional clinical anesthesia training and education in a challenging yet welcoming environment, I truly believe that you will not find a better “home” than UVA Anesthesiology to begin your career.

Residency Education Leadership

Program Director:  Stephen Collins, MD, MSc

Assistant Program Director for Curriculum:  Amanda Kleiman, MD

Assistant Program Director for CA2 and CA 3 Classes: Joseph O’Brien, MD

Assistant Program Director for CA0 and CA 1 Classes: Eryn Thiele, MD

Assistant Program Director for Recruitment and Wellness: Susan Walters, MD

UVA Health System

The University of Virginia Hospital is a Level I trauma center, with cases referred from a multi-state area. Our residents have the opportunity to provide anesthetics for a broad spectrum of complex cases. Our training fully satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology for residency training in anesthesiology. Over the course of the residency program, our residents will far exceed national required minimums. Residency graduates go into private practice, fellowships, and academic positions–and become leaders in the field.

The University of Virginia is consistently rated among the best public institutions in the country, achieving national stature for its teaching, research, and public service while maintaining the intimacy that characterized Thomas Jefferson’s original Academical Village.

Residency Overview

Our residency program is dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders in the field of anesthesiology. We currently have 62 residents in our program.

How to Apply

The University of Virginia ONLY accepts residency applications through ERASOur faculty review applications the first few weeks ERAS opens (for programs) to select applicants for interviews.

Current Residents

Meet our 60 plus current residents in UVA Anesthesiology. Residents are listed by name with their home medical school and categorized by class year. Click residents’ names to see their bios and get to know them better.

Resident Rotations

Resident rotations are generally scheduled in blocks to facilitate learning. All rotations take place within the University Hospital (UVA Health) either in the main operating room or at the outpatient center, with the exception of an elective OB rotation in Fairfax, VA during the CA3 year.

Didactic Programs

Resident education is at the core of every facet of our program. Our faculty offer didactics and hands-on learning opportunities at every level of training. Our programs ultimate goal is to prepare every resident to become a Board certified anesthesiologist and leader in our field.

Residency FAQs

Please reach out at any time to us with additional questions you may have about the UVA Anesthesiology Residency. We want you to find the perfect “HOME” to help you launch your career in anesthesiology.

Day in the Life

Have you found yourself wondering what life is like for a UVA anesthesiology resident? Join a few of our residents virtually and experience a day (or a night) on some of our favorite clinical rotations.

Global Health Leadership Track

Many of our residents have an interest in global health, but not all are able to devote a large amount of time to it. To accommodate the various levels of interest, we offer several graded opportunities for participation in global health activities.

Life in Charlottesville

Our Department and Residency have achieved national recognition for their educational rigor, clinical excellence, and patient outcomes. However, it’s our location in Charlottesville, Virginia that makes our program truly unique.

Resident Wellness

The UVA Anesthesiology Resident Wellness Program helps our Anesthesiology trainees find better balance in their busy lives. Topics include: work-life balance, coping mechanisms for stress, resilience, emotional well-being, professionalism and patient care.

Graduate Placement

Our residency graduates go on to academic, fellowship, and private practice settings. We have a nearly 100% first-time board pass rate, with our recent grads frequently scoring among the highest 100 scores.

Career Development

Each fall our program holds a Career Development Workshop geared towards our CA2 residents.  We offer hands-on CV and personal statement sessions with our ACGME fellowship directors, private practice physicians come to educate about various practice models, interviewing tips and practice, and goal/time management sessions.