Welcome from our Program Director

Imani Thornton, MD

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the HCA Westside Regional/Northwest Anesthesiology Residency Program. Our program is a newly accredited ACGME categorical anesthesiology residency and we will welcome our first class this July. Our combined program offers training at Westside Regional and Norwest medical center, both located in the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, FL. With the support of hospital leadership, we are looking forward to creating one of the best training programs for future anesthesiologists.

Our program features over 30 faculty members and 3 clinical sites to provide excellent clinical and educational experiences. Our anesthesiologists have a variety of clinical expertise and specialized fellowship training from some of the top institutions in the country including Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai, SUNY and Cleveland Clinic. Our faculty also includes surgeons, internists, emergency medicine physicians, OB/GYNs, and cardiologists that help provide a well-rounded complete educational experience over 4 years.

Our goals are to provide our patients and community with high quality care and to build a residency training program that produces anesthesiologists that are clinically excellent, dedicated to quality care, active in their communities, and future leaders of our specialty. We have a university affiliation that gives our community program a university feel with comparable resources for research and clinical experiences.

The excellent clinical care, tremendous variety and complex case mix you will experience while in our training program will prepare you for independent practice as well as connect you to the largest healthcare organization in the United States. We are looking for applicants who are ready to share our commitment and ‘set the tone of excellency’ for the future of our program. We value your interest and look forward to meeting you soon.

We invite you to explore our program website and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Imani Thornton, MD
Program Director
HCA: EFD Westside - Northwest Anesthesiology Residency