Jeanette Derdemezi M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P.C.
Jeanette Derdemezi M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P.C.Chair, Department of Anesthesiology,
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology

Our hospital is a county facility with an affiliation with UCLA. We have a devoted faculty committed to providing the best possible care for our patients together with the finest teaching for our trainees.

We have a four-year categorical residency program, which has just recently been approved for a resident complement of 28 residents from PGY-1 – PGY-4 (7 residents per PGY level). Currently, for the 2018-2019 academic year, we have a total of 26 residents (7 PGY-1s, 7, PGY-2s, 7 PGY-3s, and 5 PGY-4s). By the 2019-2020 academic year, we will reach our full complement of 28 residents. The hands-on experience for our residents is second to none while our didactic academic program provides a solid foundation for the board examinations and beyond.

These are exciting times for the Anesthesiology Department at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. We have moved into a new building housing 16 new operating rooms with all the latest amenities and equipment. The hospital, along with the Department of Health Services implemented a new electronic medical record system on November 1st 2014 and it has had positive outcomes.

I encourage you to take a good look at Harbor-UCLA if you are considering training in anesthesiology.

Composed of 17 attending anesthesiologists, 24 resident physicians, 1 regional and acute pain management anesthesiology fellow, 1 trauma fellow, and 22 CRNA’s, the department is dedicated to providing a wide range of clinical anesthesia services in both inpatient and outpatient settings…

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The educational programs at Harbor-UCLA exposes our residents, faculty and community physicians to both traditional knowledge as well as fostering scientific and critical thinking and implementing evidence based practices…

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The faculty and staff within the Department of Anesthesiology at Harbor-UCLA is composed of a diverse and unique group of physicians and CRNA’s.

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Anesthesia Research Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are among the country’s premier nonprofit research and training institutions. As part of this rich tradition, the areas of research interest in the department of Anesthesiology encompass both basic science and clinical anesthesia research.

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Offices Hours & Location

  • Location
    1000 West Carson Street
    Hospital Bldg: 1 East | Box 10
    Torrance, CA 90509
  • General Contact
    Phone: (424) 306-8000 | Fax: (310) 222-5252
  • General Visiting Hours 
    9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Training Program

The Harbor-UCLA Anesthesiology Residency Program is now a Categorical Residency Program effective October 29, 2013 for the 2014 match. This means we are now a 4 year program.

Medical Students

In addition to serving as a major training site for medical students from the UCLA School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA also works with staff and medical students from the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Applying to the Department of Anesthesiology

All selections for first-year resident positions are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). For the June 2018 starting date, we accept only applications made through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
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