Teaching & Research in Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology Residency

The renowned surgeon Dr. Frank Lahey founded an exclusive group practice in 1923 to create a comprehensive clinic “complete in every detail for the care and cure of the sick.” Dr. Lahey had a belief in the group care model and a conviction that his fledgling clinic would become a center for research and learning.

Dr. Lincoln F. Sise, an anesthesiologist with Dr. Lahey’s original team, became a significant contributor to the emerging field of Anesthesiology. Dr. Sise was a visionary champion of anesthesia safety, regional anesthesia, perioperative medicine, and anesthesia education during the infancy of our specialty.

A strong tradition of innovation and collaboration continues today at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), a physician-led, tertiary care hospital.

LHMC, the flagship institution of the Lahey Health network, houses many well-known, specialized centers. The Landsman Heart and Vascular Center, the Cerebrovascular Disease Center and the Departments of Transplantation and Urology are regional, national and international leaders in their respective fields.

Throughout its growth, the Lahey multi-specialty group practice has maintained an incredible culture of collegiality and team-work.

Clinic Experience

The variety and complexity of cases at Lahey provide a rich environment for residency training. The anesthesia faculty at Lahey has been training residents rotating from Boston hospitals since 1990. With this long, proud history, LHMC is sponsoring an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program.

The four-year residency program accepts six residents per year. Training occurs in a collaborative environment. Operative cases range from routine ambulatory procedures to complex neurosurgical, vascular, cardiothoracic and transplant surgeries. Case assignments are individualized to each resident’s ability and level of training.

The Department of Anesthesiology administers more than 25,000 anesthetics annually between LHMC in Burlington and an ambulatory surgery center at Lahey Medical Center Peabody. Pediatrics and obstetrics rotations are completed at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The Department Chairman, Dr. Sana Ata has been practicing anesthesiology at Lahey since 1992 and has chaired the department since 2007. Dr. Sohail Mahboobi, the residency Program Director, is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who joined the department in 2008.