Meet Our Residents

Meet our current residents/ Medical school/ Preliminary year 

CA 1

Cange, Tory, St. George's University School of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell, Peconic Bay, NY
Chokshi, Shilpan, New York Medical College, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Med Ctr, Los Angeles, CA
Elassa, Mohammed, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Gottlieb, Samantha, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Mullani, Naureen, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Northside Hospital, Lawrenceville, GA
Parmar, Dinesh, St. George's University School of Medicine, St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Schoenbrun, Ilana, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, Bronx Care Health System-NY 

CA 2

Amacher, Chase, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bardash, Yonatan, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Brown, Ashley, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT
Chan, Rachel, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
Gadalla, George, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Jezierski, Kenneth, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS, St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Patel, Ronak, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Inspira Medical Center - Woodbury Program, Vineland, NJ
Shalan, Gannat, Rowan University Sch of Osteopathic Medicine, Zucker Sch of Med - Northwell/Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 

Ca 3

Albano, Jenna, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, PA
Brothers, Julia, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York, Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Badgett, Jacob, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Cabison, Kyle, St. George's University School of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
Fotinos, Anastasios, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Hackensack Meridian Health - Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen, NJ
Li, Yang, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA
Riaz, Essa, St. George's University School of Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Queens, Flushing, NY
Serra, Deepthi, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ


Leaders in Anesthesia

We don’t just talk about leadership. We teach leadership.

At St. Joseph’s our residents are taught how to be leaders, whether in their departments, hospitals, medical societies, communities or operating rooms. Our residents serve on hospital, local and national committees; we give a “Leadership Symposium” to teach the many aspects of professionalism, practice management and broader healthcare issues. Here is a small sample of our graduates who are current leaders and educators in the field:

Daria Costa DO, 2011- Vice-chairman, Clinical Director, Dept. of Anesthesia, Chief of Neuroanesthesia, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

Amber Campbell, MD, 2017  Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Assistant Program Director, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health)

Kiran Kuna, MD, 2006 -Chief of Anesthesiology, Carroll Hospital; President Carroll County Anesthesia Associates

Walter Lapicki, DO, 1989 - Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesia, Hunterdon Medical Center, Hunterdon, NJ

Anson Moise, MD 2009 - Medical Director, Health East Ambulatory Surgery Center; Chairman and Founder, Northeast Anesthesia and Health East Medical Group and Pain Specialists of New York and New Jersey.

Jonathan Markley, DO, 2008 – Director of Regional Anesthesia, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

Wilson Nuesa, MD 1992 - Chairman Dept. of Anesthesia, East Orange Medical Center, East Orange NJ

Andre Robinson, MD, 2006 - Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesia, Penn State Health/St. Joseph’s, Reading Pa

Pam Upadya, MD 2003  -Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at St. Joseph's Wayne (N.J.) Medical Center, Patient Safety Officer at St. Joseph's Health (Paterson, N.J.) Associate Program Director, Anesthesia Residency, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ; Founder and Co-director, Simulation Training Laboratory, SJUMC; Director of Research, Dept. of Anesthesia; Chairperson, Medical Executive Committee

Dmitriy Yukhvid, MD, 2015 - Program Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, Albany Med Health System




Contact / Directions

Contact us:

Katherine Morales
Program Coordinator
Office: (973)-754-2323

Directions :

From New York City

Take GW Bridge to Route 80 west (local or express lanes) for approximately 12 miles. Take Exit 58A Madison Avenue/Clifton (NOT Madison Avenue/Paterson) bear sharp right - Continue right at the yield sign to Madison Avenue and continue to the second light and make right turn onto Main Street north. Proceed under the railroad trestle and St. Joseph's parking pavilion will be on the right.

From Northern areas

Take Garden State Parkway south to Exit 158 - Route 80 west, then follow directions above from New York City.

From Western areas

Traveling east on Route 80 take Exit 58A Madison Avenue/Clifton. Make sharp right up the ramp to Madison Avenue and continue to the second light and make right turn onto Main Street north. Proceed under the railroad trestle and St. Joseph' sparking pavilion will be on the right

From Southern areas

Traveling north on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 155P for Route 19. Follow signs for Route 19. Travel on exit ramp to first for Broad Street/Clifton. Make a right at the end of the exit ramp on to Broad Street. Follow road under train tracks and bear left. Road becomes Marshall Street. Turn right on to Barclay Street. Hospital is directly in front of you. Follow signs to visitors parking.


How to Apply

The St. Joseph’s University Medical Center Anesthesia Residency Program accepts applications through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only (

 We will begin reviewing applications when the MyERAS portal opens to programs in late September. The interview season will start in October and last through January.  We will be continuing virtual interviews this year as per the recommendations of both the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors.

If selected for interview, you will receive an informational video presentation about the program by our Program Director and a virtual tour of the hospital. Close to the interview date you will have an opportunity to join a virtual “Meet and Greet” with several of our residents to learn more about the program and ask questions. The interview day will consist of three interviews lasting approximately 25-30 minutes apiece, with the Program Director, Chairman and other faculty. Interviews typically are scheduled to begin in the mid-afternoon.

We offer 7 Advanced positions (starting at PGY2) and one “physician-only” or “R” position for someone who will have completed (at least) their PGY 1 by July of the match year (total of 8/year). Although our 7 Advanced positions require the applicant to apply separately for their PGY1, the Dept. of Surgery has 2 “linked” preliminary positions available, also known as Joint Advanced/Preliminary Programs, for applicants who are interested in a surgical preliminary year ( No separate application or interview is needed for that position.  

For additional information regarding the application process you may contact:

Katherine Morales
Program Coordinator


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a preliminary year?

Though the program is officially an advanced program, the Department of Surgery has two spots reserved (an NRMP Joint Advanced/Preliminary Program) for those who match into anesthesia and would like to do a preliminary year of surgery. The year will focus on medical management of the surgical patient, preoperative evaluation and preparation for surgery, trauma and intensive care and invasive monitoring. Residents will also become comfortable with the St. Joseph’s OR environment allowing a seamless transition into anesthesia training. All other positions begin at the PGY2/CAY1 level.

How is the location?

Our hospital locations are in Newark (SMMC) and Paterson (SJUMC), the first and third most populous cities in New Jersey. As a result, residents are exposed to a tremendous variety of surgical cases and medical problems. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is conveniently located alongside major highways making it easily accessible. There is recently built hospital housing available, though many of our residents choose to live in some of the young, trendy, nearby communities or even in Manhattan, (about 20 minutes away).

Paterson, known as “Silk City” is an historical city founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1791. Recently, the scenic Great Falls of Paterson, located 10 minutes from the hospital, was designated as a National Historical Park.

What is a typical day like?

Residents come into the hospital between 6-6:15 AM to set up their rooms and attend lecture (Tues and   Fri 6:30, Thurs 7:00, Monday and Wednesday - sleep late!). After lecture, patients are seen in the holding area and final room preparation is made. Our first cases start at 7:30 AM (8:30 on Thurs). Residents are relieved from the OR around 5 PM. The day prior to an overnight call, residents are sent home earlier, typically early afternoon. On average, residents work about 60 hours/week.

How frequent is overnight call?

Between 5-6 overnight calls/month.

Is St. Joe’s an academic center or community hospital?

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is a major teaching hospital and tertiary care center with multiple residencies and fellowships in almost all major specialties. We sponsor our own residency programs. St. Joe’s is an affiliate of the Hackensack/Meridian School of Medicine, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and St. George’s University School of Medicine and gets medical student rotators from many other institutions. St. Joe’s has all the specialized clinical services, academic experiences, top-notch teaching faculty and research opportunities expected at a university hospital but still retains a community hospital “feel” serving both Paterson and Northern New Jersey.   

What is the patient population like?

Serving Paterson and the surrounding suburbs, St. Joe’s cares for an incredibly diverse population of both “private” and “service” patients.  Whether we are caring for the homeless, or well-to-do suburban professionals, recent immigrants or professional athletes from our local teams, our mission is the same-to provide exceptional care for all patients.

How is the work environment?

St. Joe’s is a diverse and very welcoming place and our anesthesia department fosters a tremendous sense of camaraderie, friendship and teamwork. Our residents and attendings form a strong bond, working towards the common goals of providing great patient care and resident education. You will find multiple mentors in our department for every need, whether it is employment or fellowship advice, academic help or emotional support. Our department and our residents have a great reputation and are   respected and appreciated by other departments in the hospital.

What are you looking for in a resident?

  • First, that you enjoy what you are doing. Anesthesia is a dynamic, intellectually challenging, and satisfying specialty. The road to becoming a great clinician may be long and tough, but if you are enthusiastic about the field, work in a supportive environment and focus on helping your patients, the time flies!
  • We need team players! Residency in general and anesthesia specifically are team sports- you will be working with surgeons, nurses, techs, consultants and of course your colleagues. Team skills and good interpersonal relations are essential to patient care, operating room management and your residency experience. Help those around you and they will return the favor.
  • You must be self-motivated to learn. You don’t need to be a “rocket scientist” but you must be dedicated to consistent reading and studying. Residency isn’t med school and even with our extensive lecture series most of the information will come from your own reading and discussion with your teachers. You have to want to improve, seek learning experiences and welcome feedback to become a better clinician.
  • Be thorough and responsible. Every task in anesthesia has ramifications for the patient. There are no “little things”. Take pride in what you do and always make sure you are doing the best possible for your patient.
  • Medicine is about all compassion, empathy and caring for people as if they were your own family. Residents who don’t lose sight of this will do all of the above instinctively!

(It also helps our Holiday videos if you can act, write, sing, dance, choreograph, video, edit, photograph or just have a sense of humor!!!).

Do you have minimum USMLE scores?

We consider each candidate on all their merits, not just board scores. Nevertheless, you will be expected to pass exams, which is something our program will be judged by, so we certainly prioritize strong test takers.

Is there moonlighting?

We allow some moonlighting but only if it falls within duty hours and does not overburden or interfere with a resident’s academic time.

Do you have any positions for those who have already completed a preliminary year?

We have one “R” position available if you have successfully done at least one accepted year of training.

Do you have a “years since graduation” cutoff?

We would need an explanation of any gaps. If you are switching from another field but have been active in medicine that would likely be acceptable.

 What visas do you sponsor?

J1 and H1b

Do you accept COMLEX alone or only USMLE?

We are comfortable with COMLEX alone, though it can be advantageous to have done well on both.

Is there a food allowance? 

Residents get a “Free to Go” card that is good in the cafeteria, Cup O’ Joe’s, Subway. Many attendings are happy to treat the on call team to something different (favorites include Italian, Chinese and Middle Eastern)!

Is there an educational allowance?

Each year residents are given a $500 stipend to be spent on educational material. There is also a conference stipend for residents who are presenting their scholarly activity.   












Location / Leisure

What do dinner and a play in NYC, sitting on a beach, and skiing all have in common?  They are all just a short trip from St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

In addition to our on-site housing, residents frequently reside in trendy, upscale nearby communities including Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair, as well as Manhattan. The Garden State has a variety of terrific outdoor activities, museums, historical sights, college and professional sports. New York City is just a short car, train or bus ride away. If you can imagine your post call days hiking the Hudson Highlands, rafting on the Delaware River, hitting the slopes at Mountain Creek or laying on a beach at the beautiful Jersey Shore, then St. Joseph’s might be the place for you!

Since residency is such a busy time, periodically we make sure to take a break in the action.  We have several annual events and the occasional spontaneous night out at a local eatery or….. axe throwing venue! Our new resident welcome BBQ and pool party is a great time not only to meet your colleagues, but also to introduce us to your families and start new friendships. You don’t have to be Indian to celebrate Diwali with us, but be prepared for lots of great Indian cuisine! Our departmental Holiday party is renowned through the hospital (and unfortunately, Youtube) for featuring our famous (or infamous) comical resident and attending video presentations. Each spring pros and hackers alike swing away at the annual departmental golf outing. And finally, our graduates spend one last night of fun and reminiscence at our graduation dinner.

Resident/Attending Night Out
New resident welcome party

Life after St. Joe's

Life After St. Joe’s

St. Joseph’s graduates have become leaders in the fields of anesthesia and pain management across the United States.  Our graduates are well represented in both academics and clinical practice. Many of our graduates have chosen to stay with us at St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s, educating the next generation of anesthesiologists

Interesting trivia: The late Dr. George Morales, a graduate of St. Joseph’s in the early 1950s, was the trauma anesthesiologist to take care of President Ronald Reagan after an assassination attempt in 1981.

Here is a list of our most recent alumni and where they went after training:

Class of 2019

Lewis, Shannale, Academic practice, NJ
Gupta, Pooja, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Cleveland Clinics, Cleveland, Ohio
Hill, Robert, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, University of Texas, Houston, Texas
Karera, David, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Landa, Samuel, Private practice, NJ
Levine, Phoebe, Private practice, NY
Truocchio, Matthew, Private practice, AZ
Li-A-Ping, Chan, Private practice, NY

Class of 2020  

Saafir, Amatullah, Private practice, NJ
Grinn, Michael, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Sung, Hee Chang, Private practice, NY
Levine, Aaron, Private practice, NY
Scheinberg, Daniel, Private practice, CA
Mosaad, Mina, Private practice, NJ
Pragani, Mehul, Private practice, NY
Lashin, Karim, Private practice, VA

Class of 2021  

Andalib, Mohammad, Private practice, NJ
Perez, Emmanuel, 2021, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Peng, Karen, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Moy, Keng-wa, Private practice, NY
Dhaliwal, Parvinjit, Private practice, CA
Denisi, Dominick, Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Caruso, Marie, Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Rutgers RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Singh, Chahait, Pain Management Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Class of 2022

Albano, Jenna, Academic/Private practice, NJ
Brothers, Julia, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Wilmington, DE
Badgett, Jacob, Private practice, NJ
Cabison, Kyle, Private practice, HI
Fotinos, Anastasios, Academic/Private practice, NJ
Li, Yang, Private practice, NC
Riaz, Essa, Private practice, TX
Serra, Deepthi, Private practice, NY

Class of 2023

Amacher, Chase, Private practice, NJ
Bardash, Yonatan, Private practice, NJ
Brown, Ashley, Private practice, NJ
Chan, Rachel, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, UC Davis, Sacramento, California
Gadalla, George, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Jezierski, Kenneth, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Patel, Ronak, Academic/Private practice, NJ
Shalan, Gannat, Private practice, NJ



The Department of anesthesia has a robust program of research and scholarly activities resulting in multiple yearly presentations at national and regional conferences. While every resident will complete at least one scholarly project during training, many of them participate in multiple presentations. Our residents and attendings have been awarded for their projects in the past. The hospital has a strong research department, statistician and library staff to help with projects. Listed below are some of our publications and scholarly presentations for 2021-2023.

Markley J.  A New Approach to Risk Stratification for Inpatient Pain Management Expands Anesthesia Expertise Hospital-Wide. September 2021 Anesthesiology News.

LaMonica, Donna, et al, “Regional Anesthesia: Neuraxial” (Chapter 33) in Clinical Pediatric Anesthesia, McGraw Hill pub. 2021

Warshel M, Fotinos A, Caruso M, Riaz E, Zisa S, Kimmel J, Mekhjian H.  Massive Goiter: To trach or not to trach?  Poster presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. October 23-27, 2021.

Landa S, Bardash Y. Delayed Onset Post-partum Pneumocephalus. Poster presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Diego CA, October 23-27, 2021.

Chase A, Kimmel J. Off Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery for Rescue of a Fractured Cardiac Angioplasty Balloon Device: Anesthesia Perspectives. Poster presentation at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2022 Annual Meeting and Workshops, Palm Springs, CA.  May 14-17, 2022.

Jezierski K, Kimmel J.  Resection of Papillary Mass Caused by Libman-Sacks Endocarditis. Poster presentation at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 2022 Annual Meeting and Workshops, Palm Springs, CA.  May 14-17, 2022.

Upadya P, Acharya P, Bardash Y, Brown A, Tichenor L, Melendez J, Balbin J, Winikoff S. Making Every Last Second Count: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) simulation training. Poster presentation at the Pennsylvania Pain Society's Annual Trainee Poster Competition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 10-11, 2022.

Acharya P, Bardash Y, Brown A, Tichenor L, Melendez J, Balbin J, Winikoff SP, Upadya P. Malignant Hyperthermia: A Multidisciplinary Approach Poster presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists, New Orleans, LA.  October 21-25, 2022.

Upadya P, Acharya P, Bardash Y, Brown A, Tichenor L, Melendez J, Balbin J, Winikoff SP.  Simulation Training: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  Poster presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists, New Orleans, LA.  October 21-25, 2022.

Acharya P, Gelman A, Upadya P. Who, What, Where: Importance of Patient Identification. Poster presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists, New Orleans, LA.  October 21-25, 2022.

Upadya P, Acharya P, Bardash Y, Brown A, Tichenor L, Melendez J, Balbin J, Winikoff SP. Malignant Hyperthermia: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Accepted for presentation at the 2022 Anesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Virtual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  July 22-23, 2022.

Gottlieb S, Luke N, Brothers J, Winikoff S. Sharing an Airway with a Tracheal Tumor: A Case Report. Poster presentation at the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ. March 25, 2023.

Chokshi S, Acharya P, Chan R, Gadalla G, Landa S, Schiffenhaus J. Incidence of Bradycardia Following Phenylephrine Infusion During Cesarean Section: A Retrospective Analysis. Poster presentation at the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, New Brunswick, NJ. March 25, 2023.

Landa S, Bardash Y, Schiffenhaus J. Incidence of Bradycardia Following Phenylephrine Infusion during Cesarean Section: A Retrospective Analysis. 55th Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). Poster presentation at Annual Meeting, New Orleans, May 2023 

Mullani N, Markley J, Case Report: Catastrophic Carbon Dioxide Embolism during Laparoscopic Surgery. Poster presentation at the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, New Brunswick, NJ. March 25, 2023.

Kandi, S., Patel R, Mamdani F. Intraoperative Foreign Body Airway Obstruction in a Pediatric Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation at the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, New Brunswick, NJ. March 25, 2023.

Cange, T, Mikhaylova, K., Chokshi, S., Landa, S. Anesthesia’s Unexpected Legacy: A Patient’s Puzzling Post-Operative Movement Disorder Poster presentation at the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesia Annual Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ. March 25, 2023.

Elassa, M., Umer, I., Markley, J., Dreznin, H. Anesthetic Management for Thoraco-Abdominal Impalement. Accepted for presentation at the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, New Brunswick, NJ. March 25, 2023. (Awarded first place presentation).



St. Joseph’s University Medical Center

Rich in history, St. Joseph's Health has evolved from humble beginnings. In 1867, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth opened St. Joseph's Hospital on Church Street in Paterson with only 12 beds.  Now, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is a 650-bed tertiary care academic center, providing state-of-the-art health care to Northern New Jersey.   It is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report. In 2011 we completed a $250 million expansion and renovation project. The most extensive part of this master facilities plan is the 183,000 square-foot Critical Care Building.

The Critical Care Building features 12 systems-integrated operating theatres with pre-operative and post-operative areas; separate Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments (EDs) with a total of 88 treatment areas; 56 new private critical care rooms in four dedicated units (Cardiac Care/Open Heart Cardiac Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, and Intensive Respiratory Care Unit); and a rooftop helistop capable of accepting large medical helicopters.  In 2015, we opened our new ambulatory surgical facility which includes 5 operating rooms, an endoscopy center and pain management suite. More recently, as a state-designated stroke center, we dedicated a neurointerventional suite adjacent to the ORs.

Our Simulation Laboratory, founded by Dr. Pam Upadya, moved into a more spacious and technologically upgraded location across from the hospital in 2019. In addition to mock ORs, it also houses an ambulance interior for trauma team simulations; video “debriefing” rooms and a variety of models for learning central line, IV and regional techniques.

St. Michael’s Medical Center

Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael's Medical Center is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark's business and educational district. Combining cutting-edge technology, the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and a network of highly qualified physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, the hospital provides top-quality health care services delivered with compassionate care.

The first medical institution in New Jersey to perform open-heart surgery and the first to develop a cardiac catheterization program, Saint Michael's Medical Center is home to the Heart and Vascular Institute, which offers a comprehensive array of innovative cardiac treatments and procedures.

Celebrating 155 Years

Entrance Atrium, SJUMC

The Critical Care Building at SJUMC

Holidays are special at St. Joe's



CA-1 year:

8.5 months general OR experience

1 month obstetric anesthesia

1 month pain management (focus on acute pain management; evaluation, examination and consultation of acute and chronic pain patients).

1 month preadmission testing

2 weeks post anesthesia care unit

CA-2 year – One month rotations in the following subspecialties:


Cardiothoracic anesthesia

Pain management (focus on regional anesthesia for post-op pain, catheter techniques, chronic pain and procedures).



Pediatric ICU

6 months general OR experience

CA3 year – One month rotations in:

Advanced neuroanesthesia

Advanced cardiothoracic anesthesia

Surgical intensive care unit

Advanced clinical anesthesia

Non-operating room (“outside”) anesthesia- 2 weeks (includes MRI, endoscopy, pain management, cardiac cath, peds oncology, interventional radiology).

In the remaining 8 months residents may choose to do 1-3 months of cardiac, obstetrics, pediatrics, pain management, neuroanesthesia, regional anesthesia, or critical care.

Preadmission Testing: ( Jonathan Markley, Director)

During this one month CA1 rotation, the resident evaluates, prepares, optimizes and educates the patient who will be coming in for scheduled surgery. Residents will become adept at history taking and physical exam, learn how co-existing diseases affect and are affected by surgery and anesthesia, and create an anesthetic plan appropriate for the patient. The PAT resident will learn the appropriate and cost effective ordering of lab studies, medical and subspecialty consultation prior to surgery. Complex patients will be presented to the attending in charge for additional consultation and planning.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia: (Suhaib Akhtar, Director, SJUMC< Harish Nandigam, Co-Directors, SMMC)

Cardiothoracic anesthesia training occurs primarily during the CA2 and 3 years at both the St. Joseph's Cardiac Institute and St. Michael's Medical Center where over 1500 cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures are performed each year. Residents will learn management of on and off pump cardiac bypass, valve replacement, trans-aortic valve repair (TAVR), thoracic aneurysm repair, open thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS), cardiac catheterization and electro physiologic ablation. Residents will become adept at the insertion and interpretation of invasive monitors, transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography (TEE/TTE), placement of double lumen tubes and bronchial blockers and management of one-lung ventilation.   

Critical Care Medicine: (Alan Sori, Director Surgical Intensive Care Unit)

The Critical Care rotation takes place during the CA2 and CA3 years. Our residents are fully integrated into the SICU care team at SJUMC learning the hemodynamic and ventilatory management of critically ill patients with a wide variety of surgical and coexisting medical issues.

  Neurosurgical anesthesia: (Daria Costa, Director)

For a month in both the CA2 and CA3 years, residents participate in a variety of intracranial, neurovascular and spine surgeries. They will learn principles of EEG and evoked potential monitoring, brain protection, total intravenous anesthesia, controlled hypotension, management of increased intracranial pressures, the awake craniotomy and traumatic brain injury. Residents will also manage endovascular procedures in the neurointerventional suite.

Obstetric Anesthesia: (Seth Landa, Director)   

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center has a high-risk obstetrics department with over 3,700 deliveries each year. Residents care for parturients with preeclampsia, hemorrhage, cardiac disease and multiple births (including one set of quintuplets!). CA1 residents quickly become adept at performing spinal and epidural anesthesia, managing labor analgesia, elective and urgent cesarean section and post-operative pain.  CA2 and 3 residents become adept at handling the most challenging regional anesthetics and become expert in the management of the pregnant patient with co-existing disease. Residents are expected to formulate an anesthetic plan for the medically complicated obstetric patient together with the patient’s obstetric team and medical consultants. The team approach is emphasized throughout training and simulations will involve nursing and obstetric personnel. Residents are also expected to teach the basics of obstetric anesthesia to our rotating medical students.

 Pain Management: (Harini Krottapalli, Director)

Under the guidance of our Board-certified pain management physicians, residents will rotate for a month in each of their 3 years with an option for additional CA3 training for those interested. In addition to our busy hospital-based acute pain practice, residents will have the unique opportunity of rotating through local outpatient pain centers providing a variety of services and procedures in a private practice setting. The CA 1 experience focuses on learning the examination and evaluation of the pain patient, and formulating a plan for acute and post-operative pain management; the CA 2 rotation emphasizes regional blocks and pain procedures as well as developing a multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain management; while the CA 3 will learn office–based management of chronic pain and advanced procedures.   

 Pediatric Anesthesia: (Stephen Winikoff, Director)

St. Joseph's has a state designated 120-bed Children's Hospital.  During the CA2 and CA3 rotations residents will be exposed to the full gamut of routine and advanced pediatric cases and neonatal surgeries, as well as pediatric intensive care, pediatric cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, craniofacial repairs, and genitourinary surgery. Our residents participated in the first (and only!) separation of conjoined twins in New Jersey history. Residents will also learn pediatric pain management including regional techniques and participate in sedations for MRI, cardiac cath, endoscopy and oncology procedures. With our pediatric specialty-trained attendings providing supervision and training, and an abundance of cases, graduating residents take with them the needed skills and knowledge to be comfortable with both basic and advanced pediatric surgery.

Postanesthesia Care Unit :  

The goal of this rotation is to provide residents with the knowledge skills and clinical experience to provide care for patients recovering from general, regional and monitored anesthesia care. Residents will become competent at recognizing and managing common PACU problems and more serious crises, with emphasis on effective communication with the appropriate surgical, medical, nursing services and the primary anesthesia team.  Residents will round and receive regular lectures on a variety of topics relating to PACU care. Residents will become familiar with ventilator management and weaning and acute post-operative pain management.

Regional Anesthesia: (Jonathan Markley, Jared Miller, Co-directors)

 With busy orthopedic, trauma, vascular, podiatric and plastic surgery services, our residents will have plenty of exposure to regional techniques throughout training as well as during their CA2 pain rotation and CA 3 regional month. Residents will learn central neuraxial anesthesia and a wide variety of peripheral nerve blocks done under ultrasound guidance.  They will hone their skills in the Simulation Lab on models and experience an ultrasound visualization workshop with live volunteers. Our faculty includes several fellowship-trained regional specialists and many others who share a passion for providing optimal intra and post-operative care utilizing regional techniques. Throughout training, residents will receive lectures on the latest cutting edge techniques and outcome studies on the benefits of the various procedures. Our residents become adept not only at providing expert intraoperative care but will also recognize the importance of regional anesthesia in providing enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Minimum required numbers are met early in training and our graduates are very comfortable with these valuable, essential skills.  

Non-operating Room Anesthesia: (Jeffery Lake, Director)

Residents will learn to safely deliver anesthetics in a variety of non-operating room settings with unique challenges including MRI, interventional radiology, cardiac cath, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, pediatric oncology and more.

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St. Joseph’s University Medical Center

703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
Tel: 973.754.2000

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
Tel: 973.754.2500

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Community Health Needs Assessments

2023-2025 St. Joseph’s Health Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy
2022 St. Joseph's University Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment
2022 St. Joseph's University Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary
2019 St. Joseph's University Medical Center - Summary Report
2019 St. Joseph's Wayne Medical Center - Summary Report
2017 - 2019 St. Joseph’s University Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment - Implementation Strategy
2017 - 2019 St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment - Implementation Strategy

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