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department of anesthesiology

Residency Program


A Message from Scott A. Schartel, DO

Professor and Associate Chairperson for Education

Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency


Welcome to the residency education section of our web site. By exploring the pages linked to the right, you will learn about the advantages of being an anesthesiology resident at Temple University. Since 1942, when Philip Woodbridge, MD was appointed the first Professor of Anesthesiology at Temple, the faculty of the department have been training physicians to become skillful anesthesiologists.


The Temple advantage begins with the scope and complexity of the patients for whom we provide care. Temple University Hospital, the major teaching site for the residency program, provides primary care for residents of North Philadelphia and advanced tertiary care services for patients from Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and beyond. Specialty programs in cardiopulmonary disease, orthopedics, neurosurgery, the surgical treatment of obesity, and high-risk obstetrics provide a diverse and challenging patient population. Temple University Hospital has the only Level-1 trauma center and the only burn center in the Philadelphia region providing care for both adults and children.


The advantage continues with the educational environment at Temple. In the operating room, the critical care unit, the preanesthetic clinic, and the pain medicine clinic, our goal is for residents to learn in a supportive and collegial environment. .A strong sense of community among residents, faculty, and nurses is an another important advantage of training at Temple. By choosing Temple, you will be part of a larger community of residents and fellows. Temple University Hospital sponsors 38 residency and fellowship programs with approximately 500 residents.


Explore the web site to learn how the residency program is organized and to learn about the subspecialty divisions within our department. If you have questions that are not answered in the web site, please feel free to contact me. We are proud of our residents and our graduates. In choosing Temple you will benefit from the Temple advantage and be prepared for whatever path you choose after completing the residency program: fellowship training, academic anesthesiology, or community practice.



Scott A. Schartel, DO