MELVILLE, NY – North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) and the North Shore–LIJ Health System today announced the creation of an anesthesiology residency program at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The accredited program will begin in July 2014.
As the primary anesthesiology provider for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NAPA has played a critical role in building the residency program. John F. Di Capua, MD, NAPA’s deputy chief executive officer and chief medical officer, will chair the program. Dr. Di Capua also serves concurrently as the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine’s Peter Walker Associate professor and chairman of anesthesiology, and senior vice president of anesthesiology services in the health system.
A strong advocate of the program, NAPA established the program curriculum and supported critical research and scholarly initiatives. In addition, NAPA division chiefs and anesthesiologists will serve as the faculty for the anesthesia residency program, providing clinical training, expertise and research opportunities to the residents, with a goal of training physicians to become distinguished anesthesiologists.
“As the health system evolves and presents new clinical education opportunities through the medical school, NAPA has committed to partnering and aligning with North Shore-LIJ in its endeavors,” said Dr. Di Capua. “A private practice within an academic setting allows for a unique training experience, thus preparing a physician for the demands of a modern day practice. Our practice looks forward to contributing to the specialty of anesthesiology through this residency program as we provide the future of our field with the proper clinical education and tools to succeed in both a challenging and rewarding environment.”
The anesthesiology residency program is designed to provide residents with the academic foundation, meticulous training and clinical skills necessary to deliver the highest quality patient care in the specialty of anesthesiology. Gaining exposure to diverse clinical materials, rigorous didactics and research projects will assist residents in reaching their professional goals while developing into the perioperative medicine leaders of tomorrow.
Most of the residency program’s clinical activities will occur at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY, where the Department of Anesthesiology performs more than 80,000 anesthetic procedures a year. In addition, residents participate in required one-month assignments at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, NY, and Syosset Hospital to take advantage of their expertise in regional anesthesiology and pain management, respectively.
To learn more about the anesthesiology residency program, please go here.
The nation's third-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals, long-term care facilities and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 46,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
About North American Partners in Anesthesia
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit www.NAPAanesthesia.com.
Jill Aaronson, North American Partners in Anesthesia