Medical Education

Program DirectorProgram AdministratorLength of ResidencyPositions
Kevin Sage, DOLena Mitchell
(800) 432-3309 ext. 4
[email protected]
4 years2 per year


Residency Program Overview

Dear Prospective Resident,

I would like to thank you for your interest in the Department of Anesthesiology residency program at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Doctors Hospital is the second largest Osteopathic training facility in the United States and is part of the OhioHealth network. Our goal is to provide osteopathic residents the clinical experience and educational tools needed to become board certified anesthesiologists that are qualified to work in any setting.

Doctors Hospital is the recipient of several national awards. Thompson Reuters ranked us as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation in 2011. In  2012, Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) recognized Doctors Hospital as a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in the category of Teaching Hospitals.

The Anesthesia residency at Doctors Hospital provides diverse clinical exposure and a significant volume of cases in a number of surgical specialties.  These include: general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, robotic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, vascular, trauma and cardiothoracic surgeries.  Residents gain expertise in performing neuraxial anesthesia and ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks. Doctors Hospital residents also perform rotations at two local nationally recognized hospitals: Grant Medical Center (GMC), a level one trauma center, and Nationwide Childrens' Hospital (NCH).

To create a balanced learning environment, our program also places a strong emphasis on education. Each week includes three hours of scheduled didactics.  These sessions focus upon readings from notable texts (Clinical Anesthesiology and Miller's Anesthesia) and written and oral board review. Journal Club is held once a month to review current literature and create life-long learning skills which are essential for interpreting scholarly articles and remaining current in the field. The Simulation Lab is used for training and assessment of the critical decision-making skills necessary to manage high-risk scenarios (ACLS and difficult intubations).

Performing research helps our residents gain additional knowledge and experiences that will significantly benefit them post graduation.  Therefore, we place a strong emphasis on the research portion of the Scientific Paper required for graduation by the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (AOCA). Several of our outstanding residents that have either completed research projects and/or have begun the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. To maximize the effectiveness of this research component of the program, research mentors are assigned to new residents during the OGME 1 year. Resources are available through the Research Education Office to assist and guide residents during the completion of the Scientific Paper Requirement.

Doctors Hospital staff members are excited as significant transformations occur in the surgical areas of the Hospital. Construction is currently underway to renovate the Pre-Operative area, Operating Rooms and Post Anesthesia Care Unit.  These improvements are scheduled for completion by mid-2015 and will provide our department with two more operating rooms and a state of the art facility and equipment. We anticipate that these changes will further increase the surgical volume and variety of operations performed at the Hospital.

To sum up, the Anesthesia Department at Doctors Hospital is infused with a culture of continuous improvement to achieve excellence across the educational and training components of the Residency Program. We appreciate your interest in joining us and are confident that our program will meet/exceed your expectations and will serve as a strong foundation for your future professional success.



Kevin Sage, DO

Program Director