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Meet the Match Class of


Jen Anderson

University of Michigan

Charles Horres Duke University

John McManigle

Duke University (ACES)

Jared Roberts

University of Kansas Starting as CA1 in 2017

Rob Schiller

Temple University

Sighs of relief were heard around the nation on Match Day on March 18 as medical students learned where they would be training in their chosen specialty. The Duke Anesthesiology Residency Program welcomed 14 interns as their Match Class of 2020, a class that has the department buzzing because of their broad diversity. “This is a fantastic class of applicants who have matched with us and we’re thrilled to welcome them to Duke,” says residency program director, Dr. Annemarie Thompson. Annemarie Thompson, MD “Once again, we’ve gotten people with diverse interests and diverse backgrounds who should work well

Bridger Bach

University of Utah

Luca La Colla

Università Vita - Salute San Raffaele

Bharat Sharma

Louisiana State University

Alison Brown

Stephen Frangakis

Delbert Lamb

William Lane

Duke University

University of North Dakota

Andrew Wong

University of Virginia



Baylor University

Rosalie Yan

Rutgers University

Starting as CA1 in 2017

together as a team.” “It’s a very exciting time to see all of the amazing people we matched. The wide range of ages and experiences that they bring to the table are really impressive. I think it’s one of the strongest classes we’ve had and I’m really excited to get to know Christopher Wahal, MD everybody,” adds Dr. Christopher Wahal, co-chief resident. Some of the exceptional qualities of the Match Class of 2020 include a lawyer, a former anesthesiologist from Europe, an Olympic weightlifting competitor and four members of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. This class is also fluent

Duke Anesthesiology’s graduating residency class of 2016 having some laughs before saying their goodbyes in June.


Duke University (ACES)

in many languages and one incoming resident has 12 first author publications. “It’s exciting that a lot of these residents have Eun Eoh, MD had other careers and other life experiences. I think that will really enrich our learning environment and the culture here,” says former co-chief resident and current Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellow, Dr. Eun Eoh. According to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), this was the largest Main Residency Match on record in which more than 42,000 applicants vied for over 30,000 positions resulting in a 75 percent match rate for first-year positions! As national Match numbers continue to grow each year, it takes a dedicated team to recruit the best and the brightest among the large number of applicants. This year’s interview season at Duke Anesthesiology included 86 faculty and more than 50 residents. “These numbers give you an idea of the investment this department makes in the future of our anesthesiology residents,” says Dr. Thompson. “The department is really invested in us and it shows with how well we do in our recruitment and in our Match list,” adds Dr. Eoh. Now that the celebrations are over, the real work has begun for the Match Class of 2020 who officially started their Duke Anesthesiology residency in June. As they began their intern year, their leaders left with them these words of wisdom. “Intern year is tough but you’ll get through it,” adds Dr. Wahal. “You can do anything for a year. You come in as a wide-eyed medical student, not sure what to expect, but by the time the year is over, you have gained so many skills and so much confidence that it’s really a fun year.” And, as we said a fond best wishes to former co-chief residents, Dr. Eoh and Dr. Stephen Gregory on their cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowships, we said hello to our two new chief residents, Dr. Wahal and Dr. Jenna Falcinelli. “I’m really excited to help try and fill the shoes of the two chief residents who came before me,” says Dr. Wahal. “They did a great job and I’d like to continue to form a strong bond between the faculty and residents, and to continue to make Duke the amazing anesthesiology program that it is.” n

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