MetroHealthAnesthesia Resident Reading List


The listed texts may be ordered at a discount through Wendy Lister, Department of Anesthesia, extension 4801. The earlier you start reading the texts, the better!

Key Texts in Anesthesia
Miller RD, et al. Anesthesia, 5th Edition (2 volumes), Churchill Livingstone.
If you read one book during your residency, this is the one.
Stoelting and Dierdorf. Anesthesia and Coexisting Disease, Latest Edition.
Almost one-half of the ABA exam deals with pathophysiology of disease states or altered physiology. This is a very valuable text for all residents.
Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital.
This is a pocket quick reference for day-to-day use.
Rogers MC et al. Principles and Practice of Anesthesiology, Latest Edition (2 volumes), Mosby.
This text makes the enormous effort of highlighting the information that will truly make you a consultant in anesthesia.

Other Texts
Gaba. Crisis Management in Anesthesiology. Churchill Livingstone.
Berry F. Management of Routine and Uncommon Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia, Latest Edition.
Eminently readable.
Dorsch JA and Dorsch SE. Understanding Anesthesia Equipment, Latest Edition.
Don't miss this one.
Barasch PG. Clinical Anesthesia, Latest Edition (and companion).
Distributed by Burroughs Wellcome.
Stoelting RK and Miller RD. Basics of Anesthesia.
AKA "Baby Miller." Good start for medical students. You will likely fail boards if this is the only book you read.
Schnider and Levinson. Obstetrics, Latest Edition.
Stehling LC. Common Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia.
The experts describe exactly how they would handle specific pediatric problems.
Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children.
Gregory GA. Pediatric Anesthesia.
Newfield P and Cottrell JE. Handbook of Neuroanesthesia.
Yao and Artusio. Anesthesiology, Problem-Oriented Patient Management.
Faust RJ. Anesthesiology Review.
Kaplan JA. Cardiac Anesthesia, Latest Edition.
Benumof. Thoracic Anesthesia.
Winnie AP. Plexus Anesthesia: Perivascular Techniques of Brachial Plexus Block.
Martin JT. Positioning in Anesthesia and Surgery.
Stene JK and Grande CM. Trauma Anesthesia.
Cousins MJ and Bridenbaugh PO. Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Management of Pain.
ASA Annual Refresher Course Lectures.

Anesthesia Journals
Anesthesiology.
Official journal of the ASA. A must.
Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Official journal of the IARS. Another must.
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.
American Journal of Anesthesiology.
British Journal of Anesthesia.
Anaesthesia.
Journal of Clinical Monitoring.
Critical Care Medicine.
Progress in Anesthesiology.
Current Reviews in Anesthesiology.
Seminars in Anesthesia.
Problems in Anesthesia.
Audiodigest Anesthesiology. (cassettes)



Send Comments to Greg Gordon MD, gjg@po.cwru.edu
Department of Anesthesiology
The MetroHealth System
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998
Phone: (216) 778-4801
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