Syed Raza, M.D.

Medical School:   University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Internship:  University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Why did you choose the Univ. of Chicago for your residency training?
I chose University of Chicago because it was clear that it would provide a great education, with well known professors committed to teaching.
Why did you choose Anesthesiology?
I chose anesthesiology because you can see the immediate results of your actions. The drugs you administer will instantly change the physiology of a patient, the nerve blocks you perform can instantly relieve pain, and the words you use in pre-op can have a profound effect on a patient before they are about to have a major surgery.

Where do you live in Chicago (area of the city) and if you like that area, why?
I live in the South Loop. Much recommended for anyone new to Chicago who wants to get the city experience and yet still be a short 15 minute drive to work.