GME Programs

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Anesthesiology Program Director Welcome

Ferenc Puskas, MD, PhD, MBA

Thank you for your interest in our Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium Anesthesiology Residency program. We are an ACGME accredited three-year program; located in the city of Las Vegas, part of HCA Healthcare’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) enterprise.

I am excited to bring you the first anesthesiology training program in the state of Nevada. Our program will offer the best of three worlds. First, a community based training where system-based practice is an everyday reality, not a distant concept. Second, fellowship trained, experienced faculty providing real-life, practice-based learning and improvement opportunities on a daily, case-by-case basis. Third, HCA GME, through its national scale, offering rich opportunities for clinical research, access to online knowledge resources, expert speakers and consultants, and an opportunity for a long professional career following graduate training.

We received accreditation for 18 advanced (three-year) anesthesiology residency positions in January of 2018. We plan to recruit six applicants, currently enrolled in a transitional or a preliminary program for a July 2018 start, and six current medical students for our 2019 Clinical Anesthesia-1 (CA-1) year. While currently we will not be offering categorical positions, two local transitional year programs at Sunrise GME Consortium, and several more within the HCA GME provides ample opportunities to complete internship training.

As a program director, I bring 20 years of combined research, clinical, education and administrative experience. I received my MD and PhD degrees from Semmelweis University in Budapest Hungary; completed anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate followed by a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at Duke University. In 2006, I joined the faculty of the University of Colorado, rising to the rank of Professor, and Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, while serving as Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Director for seven years. I recently completed an MBA in Health Administration at CU Denver, and in 2017 joined Sunrise Health GME to build this anesthesiology program and lead larger GME efforts as Assistant DIO.

Tina Brechlin

Anesthesiology Residency Program Coordinator

Office: 702-962-9563

Tina.Brechlin2@hcahealthcare.com