Chief Residents' Corner

Chief Residents 2024-2025


Alexandra Berman, MD, MBE

Alexandra Berman, MD

Aki Berman graduated from Dartmouth College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in classical languages and literature, and from the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania in 2021 with a combined MD/masters of bioethics degree and a Certificate in Medical Education. She chose a career in medicine because of an interest in science and a desire to help people through vulnerable moments in their lives. She considered many specialties before finally deciding on anesthesiology for its unique combination of procedural work, collaboration across specialties, and precise application of pharmacology and physiology. Aki was also excited for the medical education opportunities in the field; teaching and being a leader in medical education innovation and development are two of Dr. Berman’s biggest assets and she has a long track record of past and current commitment and success in the medical education space. In the current academic year, she is participating in the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Post-Grad Trainees: Future Academic Clinician Educators — in addition to presenting scholarly output at multiple national conferences during residency. 

Dr. Berman is a joy to work with: thorough, professional, and makes even the care of complex patients appear easy. With Aki at the head of the bed, a vigilant, safe, knowledgeable and collegial provider steers the ship. Patients submit rave letters about Dr. Berman's care and she is undoubtedly on her way to becoming a wonderful pediatric anesthesiologist and is presently busy in that fellowship application cycle.


Connor Singrey, MD

Connor Singrey, MD

Connor Singrey grew up in Indiana, initially planning to pursue a career in consulting or entrepreneurship. At Indiana University, he was a Presidential Scholar and on the Executive Dean's List for all four years and ultimately a Phi Beta Kappa inductee. He traded the Midwest for Manhattan when he attended New York University for medical school earning a Community Service Program Award and, after discovering anesthesiology late during his clinical years, also an Excellence in Anesthesiology Award. He chose anesthesiology due to its hands-on practice and patient-centered care and currently pursues a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship to best prepare him as a future educator and academic clinician.

Dr. Singrey is known for exceeding expectations with infectious positivity and having an extensive fund of knowledge, fantastic technical skills, an immutable work ethic, and being made of the team player mentality. He is also one particular patient's favorite dental hygienist — and won an internal Resident of the Month as well as a NYP/WCM Graduate Staff of the Month Award because of that kindness — which speaks to the heart of gold that underlies everything about Connor. Outside of medicine, Dr. Singrey loves to cook, work out, explore the NYC area, and travel with his girlfriend. 


Andrew Stone, MD

Andrew Dorsey Stone, MD

Andrew Stone grew up in Orange, Connecticut with his mother, father, and older brother. He attended high school at the Hopkins School in New Haven before graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Boston College and being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Societies. Influenced by his parents as role models — his father is a cardiac anesthesiologist, and his mother is a nurse — Andrew was attracted to the medical field from the time he began college. He went on to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he graduated in the top quartile of his class. His time spent shadowing his father and other anesthesiologists in the operating room before medical school and a third-year elective demonstrated not only the deft procedural skills and mastery of physiology that anesthesiologists maintain, but more importantly the great efforts they make to learn about their patients and care for them as an entire person. He is currently applying for a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology.

Andrew’s strengths include prior leadership experiences and a serious, but down-to-earth and approachable, friendly, winning personality. He is tirelessly hard working, gracious, humble, and focused in his approach to his own self-education and patient care. His positive and unflappable attitude has earned him a reputation as being an anchor of his class and a mentor for not only his peers but the new interns and CA1s below him. Andrew is a talented and patient educator and one of our junior residents’ favorite teachers and mentors. His peers voted him as Resident of the Month for being a phenomenal team player and he holds a unique combination of initiative and humility that speaks volumes about his character.


A Message From the Chief Residents

A warm welcome from the anesthesiology residents of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center! We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about our program and what makes it such a special place to train.

Our four-year categorical training program resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, sitting next to the East River (which is easily viewed from the hallways of our main operating rooms) and just a few blocks away from Central Park. We are affiliated with three world-renowned hospitals: NewYork-Presbyterian, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Each of these hospital systems is ranked among the best in the country, and they provide unparalleled training grounds to our residents.

Our residents begin practicing anesthesia at the start of their training. Beginning with intern year, our residents rotate on three consecutive months of general anesthesia, which acclimates them to the operating room and helps reinforce foundational concepts in anesthesiology. During this time, interns work closely with senior residents and attendings to formulate an anesthetic plan and carry it to fruition. Autonomy is gradually provided to our residents over the course of intern year, and by their final month of anesthesia, our interns take call with our more experienced residents. Our interns rapidly improve their skills in airway management, intravenous and arterial catheter placement, and their ability to conduct ultrasound-guided procedures, such as transthoracic echocardiography. Interns participate in a robust educational curriculum comprising near-daily lectures, simulations, and structured group learning opportunities. Our interns meet many of their co-residents and anesthesia attendings prior to becoming CA-1s, and they overwhelmingly feel that their anesthesia experience is not only enjoyable and exciting, but also highly educational and successful in preparing for CA-1 year.

Following intern year, our CA-1s commence their first full year of anesthesia training. During their CA-1 year (as well as CA-2 and CA-3), our residents participate in weekly, class-specific lectures in addition to weekly case conference sessions, as well as frequent ultrasound workshops and operating room simulations. In addition, our CA-1s practice regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery as well as Weill Cornell, performing advanced extremity and truncal nerve blocks and local anesthetic catheter placements; they practice advanced critical care medicine rotations, such as the cardiothoracic intensive care unit, managing patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and those with ventricular assist devices (VADs); they practice obstetric anesthesia at the brand new Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, placing epidurals in the labor and delivery suite and caring for high-risk peripartum patients; they practice pediatric anesthesia and advanced thoracic anesthesia at Memorial Sloan Kettering, caring for critically ill and complex patient populations; they practice advanced airway management, participating in resuscitations and airway management in the emergency department of a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center; and they practice neurosurgical anesthesia, caring for patients with complex intracranial and spinal pathologies, burn anesthesia at one of the busiest burn centers in the United States, and general anesthesia, sharpening their basic anesthesia skills and gaining comfort in the operating room.

As residents matriculate to their CA-2 and CA-3 years, they take on more responsibility and decision-making in the care of more acutely ill and complex patients at Weill Cornell, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, and they become capable of caring for the sickest and most tenuous patients in these hospitals.

In addition to our comprehensive clinical curriculum, including didactics on a variety of topics related to anesthesia, our residents also have a number of exciting clinical and non-clinical opportunities available through our education and research partners. Clinical electives available to senior residents include a veterinary anesthesia elective at the Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) campus, a global health elective in Rwanda, and additional trauma anesthesia experiences at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, MD. Many residents also participate in education initiatives, for example, in quality improvement and environmental sustainability projects, and in clinical research, including through the Center for Perioperative Outcomes. Additionally, the program supports research-track residents through the Van Poznak Scholars Program; scholars have the opportunity to collaborate across multiple institutions, including Rockefeller University, Cornell Tech, and our clinical partners.

At Weill Cornell, we take enormous pride in practicing medicine that is not only evidence-based, but also patient-centered and humanistic. We are proud of our thoughtful, passionate, diverse, and supportive residents who routinely go above and beyond to help our patients. We are novelists and poets, scientists and adventurers, professional athletes and entrepreneurs. We are very proud of the Weill Cornell Anesthesiology residency program, and we are thrilled to welcome our new intern class, the Class of 2028!


Alexandra Berman, MD, MBE 
Connor Singrey, MD
Andrew Stone, MD 

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
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