Anesthesiology

Cheif Residents Welcome


Chief Residents Welcome:

Welcome to the UMKC Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program! It is an exciting time to begin a career in anesthesia. There is a terrific diversity of options available after completing our residency to further hone your clinical skills and interests, including sub-specialized training nationwide in obstetrics, pediatrics, neuro, cardiac, regional anesthesia, critical care medicine, and pain management. At our UMKC Anesthesiology Residency Program you will get ample exposure to all these facets of anesthesia care- including all aspects of care in the perioperative period. You will graduate from this program with clinical skills at or above any program in the country. The high acuity of illness in patients we care for will well prepare any resident in both their clinical skills and knowledge to confidently care for patients with all manners of illness. In recent years, we have had half of each class complete fellowships and half enter practice. We have had residents who have matched into cardiac anesthesia (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of Washington, University of Florida), pediatric anesthesia (UCLA Children’s, Barnes-Jewish at Wash U, University of Cincinnati), pediatric and adult pain management (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s), pain management (Cleveland Clinic), obstetric anesthesia (Washington University), critical care medicine (Cleveland Clinic, University of Nebraska), combined cardiac/critical care (University of Florida), and combined obstetric/critical care (Mayo Clinic).

Best of luck in the Match!
Hopefully we’ll be seeing you.

Nikita Ovtchinnikov, M.D. Ben Brakke, D.O.
Nikita Ovtchinnikov, M.D. CA-3
Ben Brakke, D.O. CA-3