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 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 consisting of 28 Anesthesiology residents (7 PGY-1s, 7, PGY-2s, 7 PGY-3s, and 7 PGY-4s). 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 Anesthesiology Attendings, 28 Anesthesiology resident physicians, 1 Regional and Acute Pain Management Anesthesiology fellow, 1 Trauma Anesthesiology fellow, and 22 CRNA’s, the department is dedicated to providing a wide range of clinical anesthesia services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Residency Training Program

The Anesthesiology Residency Program at Harbor-UCLA is a 4-year Categorical Residency Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Fellowship Training Programs

Our Regional and Acute Pain Management Fellowship is a 1-year Fellowship Training Program accredited by the ACGME. In addition, in 2018, we started our 1-year Trauma Anesthesiology Fellowship Training 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 medical students from out of state medical schools and selected international medical schools.

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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 2020 starting date, we accept only applications made through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).
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