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Find information about the Department of Anesthesia at IU School of Medicine, including education programs, clinical care and faculty research.
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Department of Anesthesia

Pioneers in education, research, and patient care

The Department of Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine provides exceptional patient care and outstanding graduate medical education. With nationally and internationally recognized faculty, strong training and the resources of a large and well-funded research university, the department is poised to offer a robust clinical experience for learners and state of the art care for patients.

The department provides the setting for a superb anesthesiology training experience. For residents and fellows interested in pursuing an academic career, the department offers research opportunities with established investigators in both basic and clinical science. Research efforts are expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge and department faculty members regularly contribute work to medical journals in basic science, clinical anesthesiology, surgery and critical care.


Faculty educators train master's students, medical students, residents and fellows in a broad range of anesthesia practice.
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The Department of Anesthesia advances medical science and improves clinical care by conducting state-of-the-art pre-clinical, clinical and translational research.
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Clinical Care

The department is a leader in delivering effective patient care. Patients benefit from the research and expertise available at an academic teaching institution.
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26 residents per year
89 full-time clinical faculty
5 tertiary-care teaching hospitals

Graduate Medical Education Programs

The Anesthesia Residency program at Indiana University School of Medicine offers a broad and robust clinical experience in all aspects of the specialty. The core strength of the program lies in the diversity of clinical experience that covers the entire spectrum of surgical procedures.

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Diverse Clinical Experience

The IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis campus provides a uniquely robust clinical environment for learners in anesthesia, who complete rotations at five tertiary-care hospitals including IU Health University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, the Roudebush VA Medical Center and Riley Hospital for Children. This rich learning environment prepares learners for a wide range of practice by offering broad diversity of illness, unique systems of care and patients of all socioeconomic groups.

Residency Leadership

9073-Stewart, Jennifer

Jennifer L. Stewart, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Residency Program Director

I have worked as a faculty anesthesiologist at University Hospital since graduating from residency in 2013. After obtaining my undergraduate degree at Indiana University, I attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. I completed my anesthesiology residency training here at Indiana University School of Medicine, where I also served as chief resident. In 2018, I was honored to be selected as the Residency Program Director. My goal as the Program Director is to ensure our residents have the most fulfilling experience possible while also preparing them to be experts in the field of anesthesiology. I am proud to be a part of an amazing department.

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17821-Mullis, Leilani

Leilani S. Mullis, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Chair of Residency Selection Committee
Liaison for Diversity Affairs

Welcome to the Anesthesiology Residency program! I'm so delighted that you are considering a career in anesthesiology. After completing my anesthesiology training at IU School of Medicine in 2009, I immediately stepped into my faculty role and have had the exceptional opportunity to act as the chair for residency selection since 2012. I enjoy mentoring medical students about careers in anesthesiology and helping them navigate the match process. Choosing a training program is not an easy process as everyone learns a little bit differently, but the program at IU School of Medicine uses a multi-faceted approach to educating all types of learners. Our ultimate goal is to help you become a clinically competent, board-certified anesthesiologist. We provide you with an extremely robust clinical experience across five tertiary hospitals as the only anesthesiology program in the state. We have created a high-yield didactics program that will help you organize your study to prepare for both the Basic Exam and the yearly in-training exams. Moreover, we have one of the largest, state-of-the-art simulation training centers in the United States. Oral board, POCUS, TEE and OSCE training occurs throughout your residency. Aside from our educational strength, diversity, inclusion, equality and wellness are all topics that are highly valued within the department and across the IU School of Medicine as a whole. 

We seek physicians who are motivated and compassionate with an overall sense of team. I find that our residents are one of the greatest assets of our department in that they work collaboratively and have created a unique camaraderie that truly enhances your ability to learn in a very supportive environment. Our faculty are just as invested as you are in your future success and the fellowship across the faculty and residents in clearly evident. I'd be happy to discuss anesthesia as a career option and how the program at Indiana University can help you fulfill that goal.  

Feel free to contact with me any questions at

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