Chief Residents 2020-2021
MARGUERITE (MARGO) HOYLER, MD
Dr. Margo Hoyler grew up in Virginia, graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and attended Harvard Medical School. An aspiring physician from a very young age, Dr. Hoyler initially chose surgery due to her interest in complex surgical patients and her love of the operating room. After three years of general surgery residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, she completed a critical care medicine fellowship in Columbia’s Department of Anesthesiology. While training in the ICU, Dr. Hoyler determined that a background in anesthesia would help her become the best intensivist she could be, and she left surgery for anesthesiology.
In her spare time, Dr. Hoyler enjoys training for marathons and spending time with her daughter. She plans to pursue a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology following graduation.
ROHAN JOTWANI, MD, MBA
Dr. Rohan Jotwani was born in New Delhi, India but spent much of his childhood in Seoul, South Korea. His family eventually immigrated to Queens. He studied biology at Columbia University, (occasionally working as an on-air video jockey for the MTVu channel) and pursued a four-year MD/MBA at Tufts School of Medicine where he won MedTech’s Boston 40 Under 40 award for hosting the first medical school “hackathon” which brought health and technology professionals together to improve medical education. Famously, during residency, Dr. Jotwani took a leading role in an extremely successful ERAS/obstetrics project, ultimately presenting this work and winning an NYP event modeled on the TV show Shark Tank.
Dr. Jotwani is an active member of the Residency Support Council, where he continuously strives to improve the department's overall culture. He plans to complete a fellowship in chronic pain medicine after graduation.
JIMMY LIN, MD
Dr. Jimmy Lin was born in New York City and raised in China. He returned to the United States at 4 years old and grew up in New Jersey in a first generation Asian household, which meant actively participating in his family’s business. By the time he was a teenager, he was responsible for installing and initiating electronic ordering systems along with managing the front of the house team. Dr. Lin's interest in medicine stemmed from a deep desire to help others. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry; the University of Michigan is also where he met his wife, who is completing an ophthalmology residency. He received his medical degree at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
In his spare time, Dr. Lin enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.
A Message from the Chiefs
Welcome to Weill Cornell Medicine's Anesthesiology Residency Program!
As chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year, we are honored to represent one of the finest anesthesiology residency programs in the country. Our program offers unparalleled clinical training, a visionary educational curriculum, a robust infrastructure for research, and a holistic approach to resident well-being.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s anesthesiology residents graduate with the skills and knowledge to provide outstanding care across patient populations, pathologies and clinical scenarios. They earn top fellowships and succeed in academic and private practice. Just as important, they thrive during residency!
Over four years of training, Weill Cornell Medicine’s anesthesiology residents provide intra- and perioperative care at three world-renowned institutions: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. The result is a clinical experience truly exceptional in its scope and depth of specialty exposure. In addition, our residents are privileged to care for diverse patients from all over New York City and around the world. For residents looking for an even wider array of clinical learning opportunities, core rotations may be supplemented by electives in India or Rwanda and at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.
In addition to outstanding clinical experience, resident teaching is guided by faculty in the department's division of education, who are passionate about enhancing adult learning through data-driven and technologically-engaged approaches. Simulation modules and virtual content, available on iPads and iPhones given to all trainees, supplement mixed-teaching sessions, class-specific lectures and challenging case conferences, each of which takes place weekly.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s anesthesiology residents also have a wealth of research opportunities at their fingertips. Whether it’s writing challenging case reports, implementing quality improvement initiatives, constructing big data retrospective projects through the department’s Center for Perioperative Outcomes, or diving into basic science bench research within the Tri-Institution consortium, every resident has the opportunity to build their academic career from day one of residency. It’s no surprise then that residents routinely publish first-author papers, present at regional and national meetings, and win a number of research competitions every year.
Further, our program cares deeply about the emotional and physical well-being of its residents. The Residency Support Council, including both faculty and resident members, maintains a full roster of social events and provides a wide array of resident support resources. In the COVID-19 era, our program has developed creative ways to support social activities, build camaraderie, and ensure the mental and physical health of its residents.
Finally, it may be noteworthy to end on how much the pandemic has fundamentally altered the way physicians look at their place in society and their practice. While many across the world did their part by socially distancing and staying at home, our residents took care of the most critically ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units throughout New York City. Perhaps there can be no better endorsement of the program’s clinical training than when its residents feel ready and are even sought after to practice on the hardest hit frontlines of a pandemic. Many find their path to medicine due to the altruistic ideal of serving humanity, but few ever have the chance to prove it like our residents did and will continue to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three of us feel immensely privileged and honored to help lead the talented, hard-working and courageous residents of the Weill Cornell anesthesiology residency program.
Dr. Margo Hoyler
Dr. Rohan Jotwani
Dr. Jimmy Lin