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.