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Emily Smith, MD


Program Director​

  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

The Department of Anesthesiology Faculty and the Kaweah Health organization are excited and proud of our anesthesiology residency program. As the only anesthesiology residency in the Central Valley, we are a unique contributor to education and the future of healthcare in our local population.

As a small program we offer a unique experience of a residency in a small-town environment where friendliness and a family feel extend beyond the walls of the hospital and into the community. Residents here can expect to find critically ill patients with difficult pathology that would not normally be found outside major urban centers.

We are looking for highly motivated residents who value teamwork and patient-centered care. In turn, we offer a program that provides a unique and supportive experience in a high acuity, high volume setting- all located within 3 hours of both LA and San Francisco and within 2 hours of the beach and the sierra mountains-including two national parks.


Bradlee J. Bachar, MD


  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of California, Davis
  • Specialty: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Amitabh Goswami, DO


  • Medical School: Des Moines University- Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center (UCLA), Westwood, CA
  • Specialty: Chronic Pain

Byron Mendenhall, MD

Chief of Staff

  • Medical School: The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • Residency: The Buffalo General Hospital System
  • Specialty: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Eric Morell, MD​​


Assistant Program Director/Interim Department Chair

Section Chief of Department of Obstetric Anesthesia

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA
  • Specialty: Obstetric Anesthesia

    NavParkash Sandhu, MS,MD


    • Medical School: M.B.B.S. Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana)
    • Specialty: Pain Management

    Michael Tang, MD

    Michael tang

    • University of Michigan, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Chief and Administrative Fellow
    • University of Michigan, Department of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Residency

    Evan Villaluz, MD

    • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
    • Specialty: Pain Management
    • Residency: UCSD, University of California San Diego