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Letter from the Chiefs

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Saint Louis University. It is our pleasure to introduce you to all that our program, our hospital, and our city have to offer you as you consider the next phase of your training. 

We are fortunate to have as our main clinical site a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital opened in September 2020. SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital will serve as your home for the majority of residency. Other facilities for training are all within the metro area including: SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (next door to the SLUH main hospital), SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, John Cochran VA Hospital, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. 

Our ever-evolving curriculum allows for flexibility to meet the needs of each resident as they develop from their intern to senior year. As a “Clinical Base Year” intern, you will rotate through several months of medicine and surgical subspecialties. Each rotation has been carefully curated by our department to craft an optimal set of clinical skills directly applicable to your anesthesiology training. Uniquely, our intern year includes five months rotating with the anesthesiology department itself. This time is split between pre-anesthesia clinic, the anesthesiology critical care service, working in the operating room with senior residents, and developing health care administration skills in our practice management course. These months will allow you to form bonds with your anesthesiology colleagues and the department as a whole. 

The majority of clinical anesthesia year one is spent in SSM Health Saint Louis University  Hospital ORs and is designed to build a strong academic and procedural foundation through the early, broad exposure to diverse cases. As an active Level 1 trauma center serving a high-acuity population, our CA-1s quickly gain experience and expertise in advanced resuscitation and caring for critically ill patients.

Clinical anesthesiology year two focuses on subspecialties through rotations at our main campus as well as several area hospitals. All of these sites feature strong academic attendings with an interest in teaching and are within a 20 minute drive of the main hospital.

Clinical anesthesiology year three brings our residents back to SLU and is an opportunity for graduating seniors to work with junior residents in a supervisory role and participation in a growing number of elective rotations. 

Morning keywords, weekly didactics, journal clubs, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conference, oral board prep and simulation lab sessions are some of the academic activities that complement our extensive clinical exposure. Many of our residents participate in national and subspecialty conferences, funded by the department. Whether in a clinical setting or taking advantage of these educational opportunities, Saint Louis University provides a well-rounded learning environment. 

Anesthesiology residency at Saint Louis University not only guarantees a strong clinical education, but also a tight knit departmental family that genuinely cares about your well-being. Monthly department-sponsored socials around the city highlight our commitment to fostering a close work community. Our campus is situated close to downtown Saint Louis, the beautiful Tower Grove and Forest parks, and many of the unique neighborhoods in the Saint Louis area. Whether you are interested in family fun, nightlife, food, music, or sports the Gateway City has options for everyone.

Ultimately, our anesthesiology residency will give you a strong, balanced and supportive environment to gain superior clinical skill and knowledge that will lay the foundation for any career path you should choose to pursue. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Jack Philibert, M.D. and William Kogel, D.O., Chief Residents 

Clinical Base Anesthesia 
Derek Chung
Derek Chung, D.O.

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine


Courtlin Culbreath M.D.
Courtlin Culbreath, M.D. 

Herrin, IL
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 


Ryan Haag, D.O.
Ryan Haag, D.O.

Sterling, MI
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences 


Kirstie Holtermann, M.D.
Kirstie Holterman, M.D. 

Labadie, MO
University of  Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine


Suraj Kaushal, D.O.
Suraj Kaushal, D.O. 

Detroit, MI
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 


Michael Scott Lasky M.D.
Michael Scott Lasky, M.D. 

St. Louis, MO
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine


Amanda Minzer
Amanda Minzer, M.D. 

Thousand Oaks, CA
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Navneesh Pandher
Navneesh Pandher, M.D.

Detroit, MI
Saint Louis University School of Medicine 


Robert Patterson, D.O.
Robert Patterson, D.O. 

Grand Junction, CA
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic


Mark Soisson
Mark Soisson, M.D. 

Romeo, MI
University of Kansas School of Medicine


CA-1
 
Carter Abicht, D.O.
Carter Abicht, D.O.

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Adam Benckendorf, D.O.
Adam Benckendorf, D.O.

St. Louis, MO
A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Christopher Brenner, D.O.
Christopher Brenner, D.O.

Chesterfield, MO
A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Bradley Haynes, D.O.
Bradley Haynes, D.O.

Vacaville, California
Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience


Caroline Haynes, D.O.
Caroline Haynes, D.O.

Jonesboro, AR
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Jacob Osterman, D.O.
Jacob Osterman, D.O.

Munster, IN
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Kirk Naughter
Kirk Naughter, D.O. 

Birmingham, AL
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine


James Rapp
James Rapp, D.O. 

Smithton, IL
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine 


Nick Schlarmant
Nick Schlarmann, M.D. 

St. Louis, MO
Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine


Gabrielle Statzer, M.D.
Gabrielle Statzer, M.D.

St. Louis, MO
Wayne State University School of Medicine


CA-2
Clayton Armstrong, DO
Clayton Armstrong, D.O.

Asheville, NC
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Daniel Flappan, D.O.
Daniel Flappan, D.O.

Overland Park, KS
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences 


William Green, D.O.
William Green, D.O.

Santaquin, UT
University of Pikeville-College of Osteopathic Medicine


Sanaa Husain, D.O.
Sanaa Husain, D.O.

Des Plaines, IL
Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine


Saad Ilahe, D.O.
Saad Ilahe, D.O.

Wichita, KS
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Luke Landolt, D.O.
Luke Landolt, D.O.

St. Louis, MO
A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Kasey Lierz, M.D.
Kasey Lierz, M.D.

Overland Park, KS
Saint Louis University Medical School


T. Anthony Maltbia III, M.D.
T. Anthony Maltbia III, M.D.

New Madrid, MO
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Andrew Mlady, D.O.
Andrew Mlady, D.O.

Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jin Min, D.O.
Jin Min, D.O.

Oakland, California
Nova Southeastern University


CA-3
Katelyn Christopher, D.O.
Katelyn Christopher, D.O.

Academic Chief
Kent Island, Maryland
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


Tyler Jennings, D.O.
Tyler Jennings, D.O.

St. Louis, MO
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


William Kogel, D.O.
William Kogel, D.O.

Chief Resident
Sioux Falls, SD
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences 


Jordan Markel, M.D.
Jordan Markel, M.D.

Bunker Hill, IL
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


John Philibert, M.D.
John Philibert, M.D.

Chief Resident
Rock Island, IL
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


Srikrishna Seeni, M.D.
Srikrishna Seeni, M.D.

Milpitas, CA
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Lindsay Trachsel, D.O.
Lindsay Trachsel, D.O.

Quality Improvement Chief
Duluth, MN
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Alan Tran, D.O.
Alan Tran, D.O.

Houston, TX
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Cameron Vafi, D.O.
Cameron Vafi, D.O.

Brookfield, WI
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Where They Went

2021 Graduates

Fellowships:
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia - St. Elizabeth’s Med Ctr., Boston, MA
Chronic Pain - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Pediatric Anesthesia - Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
 Pediatric Anesthesia - University of Texas, Houston, TX
 Pediatric Anesthesia - Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Private Practice: 
Seattle, WA
Joplin, MO
Belleville, IL
St. Louis, MO

2020 Graduates

Fellowships:
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia - Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Critical Care - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Pediatric Anesthesia - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Pediatric Anesthesia - Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Private Practice:
Salem, Oregon
Indianapolis, Indiana
Saginaw, MI
Cape Girardeau, MO
St. Louis, MO

Academic Medicine:
Washington, D.C.
Military: Las Vegas, NV