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Anesthesia Residency


The Anesthesia Residency at the University of Iowa is a four-year ACGME-accredited program that incorporates direct patient care in a learning environment with strong didactics. This approach prepares graduates to enter their choice of private practice, academic practice, or fellowship in any anesthesia subspecialty.

The program’s history provides the contemporary educational experience with a foundation of excellence that is further supported by the Department of Anesthesia, the University of Iowa and the broader Iowa City community.

Since 2006, more than 97% of graduates have passed the American Board of Anesthesiology's certification exam.

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Lisa Kouba
​Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-1338

Tyler Voigt

As a current CA-3 resident, I have been more than thrilled with my choice to come to Iowa City for residency as I feel our combination of autonomy, case selection, and resident atmosphere are unmatched. Furthermore, it has given me an avenue to obtain my top fellowship program.

~Tyler Voigt, D.O., CA-3

Sangina Punia

With its strong presence as an internationally renowned academic teaching hospital, Iowa was the best choice for me. The unparalleled learning opportunities combined with the compassionate camaraderie between the residents and attendings have made my training very fulfilling.

~Sangini Punia, MBBS, CA-2

Karolyn Fox-Dahl

The most important reason that I wanted to join the Iowa anesthesia residency was because of the camaraderie amongst the residents. During my interview visit, I got the impression that the residents take care of each other here and work together very well as a team. In my experience so far that has certainly been true, and it's something that I am happy to be a part of.

~Karolyn Fox-Dahl, M.D., CA-1