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Welcome from the Program Director

Program Director Staab
Jared Staab, Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kansas Department of Anesthesiology residency program. Our departmental vision is to be one of the premier academic anesthesiology and perioperative medicine programs in the country. We are constantly striving to deliver the highest quality care during all perioperative phases including the OR's, ICUs, and the pain clinics. We place the emphasis of resident education on quality, patient safety, performance improvement, professionalism, wellness, leadership, and compassionate care.

Our residency program offers a unique blend of training for everyone, which allows our future anesthesiologists to excel in a variety of career paths. We train excellent perioperative physicians starting with a robust experience in perioperative optimization in the Pre-Anesthesia Clinic where residents will also gain experience in PBLI and QI projects.

The KUMC operating rooms and ambulatory surgery centers will conduct well over 100 cases daily. The residents benefit from these complex cases including kidney, liver, and heart transplants. On the main campus our residents and faculty care for high acuity patients on OB, in the neuro and vascular operating rooms as well as complex open and interventional cardiac procedures and a high volume of mechanical circulatory support. Postoperatively our residents benefit from experiences in the Cardiothoracic, Neurological, and Medical ICUs. Additionally, residents will have ample experience in perioperative pain management via our busy regional and acute pain services.

Rounding out the perioperative experience are rotations in operations and management, non-operative anesthesia, and ambulatory anesthesia. Finally, our talented NIH funded research faculty, full complement of fellowships, global health experiences, and leadership curriculum equip our residents with the necessary opportunities and skillsets to become leaders in anesthesiology and beyond.

We are committed to training the next generation of leaders in the specialty of Anesthesia at KU. Through structured didactics, simulation, clinical experience and research our residency program is dynamic and designed to teach our residents to be lifelong learners. Our residents engage in simulation experiences, ECHO, POCUS, and mock oral exams. We have both written and oral board prep classes in addition to thought provoking journal clubs. Residents participate in departmental committees and conferences including a monthly QI conference and a new resident led wellness conference. Our faculty and residents have numerous awards both within the institution as well as nationally recognized work within the field of Anesthesiology. 

Our biggest strength lies within the residents who are in the program and the faculty encouraging them to excel. There is a family like atmosphere here at KUMC. Our residents are not only excellent physicians in the hospital but good friends outside of work. A supportive learning environment, vast clinical experience, strong didactics, and a patient centered mission are but a few reasons why the residents at KUMC graduate as consultants in anesthesiology, not technicians.

Thank you for your interest in our program and I look forward to meeting with you.

Jared Staab DO, MBA, MA
Program Director

Program Director

Jared Staab portrait
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Associate Program Directors

Gina Hendren portrait
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Shuan Stokes portrait
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Gregory Unruh portrait
Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Anesthesia Education Administrative Team

Heather Gorman
Education Programs Manager

Britany McFaul
Residency Coordinator

Seth Tracy
Fellowship Coordinator

Contact Us

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6670