Community - Get to know us!


Our residents are phenomenal and the heart of our program!

We are lucky to be able to recruit top candidates, both nationally and internationally. Our residents bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds, enriching the program further and deepening the care experience that our patients receive.

Click here to see our Resident Profiles!

MGH Residents at our annual softball game.

Living in Boston

A world-class city with a small-town feel, Boston is rich in history and culture and home to more than 50 colleges and universities. Boston is known for its sports teams and for its major cultural institutions like the Boston Ballet and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There are many museums, galleries and restaurants to visit, along with a thriving local music scene for interested residents.

Most area attractions are within walking distance or a short trip on public transportation. Mass General is located right by the city center, which is surrounded by a number of neighborhoods where our residents live. Some of the better-known areas include Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, South End and the North End.

Program Leadership

Above, from Left to Right: Yvonne Lai, MD (Associate Program Director); Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, MD, MBA (Program Director); Keith Baker, MD, PhD (Vice Chair for Education); Alex Kuo, MD, MS (Associate Program Director)

A little bit about us

Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, MD, MBA (Program Director)

Dan’s clinical interests are critical care and anesthesia for thoracic surgery. His research is focused on medical education: motivation, goal pursuit and feedback. He has four kids and an amazing wife. On the side, he really enjoys lame jokes, chess and woodworking.

Yvonne Lai, MD (Associate Program Director)
Yvonne’s clinical interests are critical care and anesthesia for cardiac surgery. She is a world traveler and an avid photographer. She also has a super cute bunny named Myshkin.
Alexander Kuo, MD, MS (Associate Program Director)

Alex is a cardiac and critical care anesthesiologist with clinical interests in peri-operative ultrasound. His Master’s is in Biomedical Engineering, and his professional interests include the application of engineering tools for medical education. He is originally from Michigan and spends his free time hiking, skiing and playing the guitar.

Keith Baker, MD, PhD (Vice Chair for Education)

Keith’s clinical interests include anesthesia for general and thoracic surgery. He is known for his work on feedback in medical education and for the evidence-based development of expertise (mastery learning). In his downtime, he is a big animal lover and enjoys fly fishing.

“We aim to cultivate clinical experts and future leaders in anesthesiology. The core of our educational mission is continuous improvement, where learning oriented individuals thrive by drawing on our incredible resources.”

—Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, MD, MBA, Residency Program Director

“We approach teaching and learning with a mastery orientation, employing both strategy and effort. We approach all activities, including giving and receiving feedback, with a goal of improving one’s performance. We use experimentally demonstrated strategies to improve teaching and learning. All cases provide opportunities for learning and improving. Failure is another opportunity to learn and improve.”

—Keith Baker, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Education