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Department of Anesthesiology

Residency Program - Chief Residents' Statement


We are both honored and humbled to have been elected as Chief Residents for the 2015-2016 academic year. We understand that this role comes with significant obligations to our colleagues. We are invested in serving as advocates to our co-residents’ best interests, doing so collegially through their own voices and concerns. We aim to ensure that our fellow residents have the opportunity to possess a presence in various forms across not only the hospital, but regionally and nationally as well. We hope to make this academic year rewarding both personally and professionally.

Temple University Hospital, an accredited Level I trauma center, is located in northern Philadelphia and provides it’s anesthesiology residents with an abundance of unique opportunities. Both our didactic curriculum and challenging clinical experiences in anesthesiology and critical care medicine prepare us to care effectively for a demanding patient population through the perioperative period and beyond.

The clinical experience at Temple University Hospital is robust. We participate in the delivery of anesthetics to a diverse range of surgical specialties and subspecialties, including a continuously expanding heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant program. In addition, we undergo a broad critical care experience, including rotations in general, trauma, cardiac, and neurosurgical intensive care units. We have a rapidly growing simulation program that provides training in airway management and regional anesthetic techniques, among other things. Our anesthesiology residents are also integral first responders to critical airways throughout the hospital; we develop invaluable familiarity and competence in the management of a wide variety of difficult airway scenarios throughout the residency program.

In addition to core and elective blocks at Temple University Hospital, our comprehensive training also takes us to St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital, as well as and the internationally-recognized Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). We also boast opportunities to participate in research or clinical rotations abroad. Our residents receive the strong, well-rounded training necessary to be competitive clinicians on any ground.

As chief residents, we are dedicated to fostering a residency experience that creates a strong camaraderie amongst it’s trainees, as well as one that promotes elements of compassion, humility, confidence, and perseverance. We strive to not only become competent clinicians, but to serve as leaders in the field.


We firmly believe that Temple University Hospital is a tremendous opportunity for future anesthesiologists to lay a sound foundation from which a long and successful career can be built.


We chose Temple once. With all we now know, we would choose Temple again.

Please feel free to contact us with further questions about our program.


Mala Gurbani, DO & Bradley Hammond, DO