The Anesthesia Residency at the University of Iowa is a four-year ACGME-accredited program that incorporates direct patient care into 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 95% of graduates have passed the American Board of Anesthesiology's certification exams.

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Lisa Kouba
​Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-1338
Email: lisa-kouba@uiowa.edu

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-3

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-2

Daniel Rhoades

The University of Iowa Anesthesia program produces top level residents by providing excellent teaching and the ability to do complex cases. The faculty, residents, and support staff made it clear to me they are a family who support each other. I can't imagine doing my residency at any other place or with any other group of people.

~Danny Rhoades, M.D., CA-2