Beaumont Approved for Anesthesiology Residency Program

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DETROIT, July 22, 2009 – The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently approved an anesthesiology residency program for Beaumont Hospitals.

The first group of 24 anesthesiology residents is expected to start its four-year program in July 2010 under the supervision of program director Roy Soto, M.D. The residents will work at the Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy.

Dr. Soto joined Beaumont in 2008 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook to begin coordinating the anesthesia residency program effort.

“This new residency program enhances our reputation as a first-class place to practice medicine and is an important part of Beaumont’s long range plans of becoming a major national research, education and tertiary care referral center,” says James D. Grant, M.D., chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and chair of the department of Anesthesiology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

John Pappas, M.D., chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Troy says: “This is the first new anesthesiology residency program in Michigan in 20 years and we welcome the Troy hospital being a part of it.”

It is the first anesthesiology residency program for Beaumont.

Beaumont anesthesiologists – all of whom are diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesiology – work closely with surgeons, the operating room nursing and support staff and certified registered nurse anesthetists to ensure that patients get the safest and most up-to-date anesthesia care available. Many of the Beaumont anesthesiologists have advanced subspecialty training in critical care, pain medicine, pediatrics and echocardiography as well as every currently recognized subspecialty in anesthesiology. The department also has pain clinics at its hospitals in Grosse Pointe and Troy; at the Beaumont Health Center in Royal Oak; and at Beaumont Medical Center, Macomb.

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