Darrell Saldanha, MD
He is double-board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. During his training at the University of Illinois, he was chief resident during his final year of residency. In addition, he was recognized with the Walter Kowalski achievement award for most outstanding new resident during his training. He has presented his research in numerous national conferences in the fields of neurobiology, chemistry, anesthesiology, and pain medicine.
In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Saldanha has an interest in developing innovative models for healthcare delivery. He has an extensive background in healthcare management and administration. Dr. Saldanha is a compassionate physician who is driven to provide healthcare to patients, regardless of background. He founded a free healthcare clinic serving patients in underserved areas in Chicago which has since provided care to thousands of patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
2013-2014 University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
- Pain Medicine Fellow, 2013 – 2014
2009-2013 University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
- Anesthesiology Resident, Chief Resident 2012-2013
2005-2009 University of Illinois at Chicago – College of MedicineD.
- D. with Honors
2002-2005 University of Illinois at Chicago
- A. with College Honors and High Distinction in Economics
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude
- GPA 3.98/4.00
1999-2002 Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
- Nationally ranked high school
2012 – 2013: Chief Resident — Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
2011: Walter Kowalski Achievement Award given annually to the most outstanding new resident in anesthesiology
2011: 1st Place — Midwest Anesthesiology Research Conference, Airway Category
2002 – 2009: Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions — University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School 6 year combined BA/MD program
2002 – 2005: Honors College Scholarship Program — University of Illinois – Chicago
2002 – 2005: University of Illinois at Chicago Dean’s List
2006-2011: Served as main organizer of free primary care clinic, annual health fair and toy drive in the medically underserved south side Chicago neighborhood of Roseland through sponsorship of a prominent local medical center.
2005-2009: Volunteered extensively in a variety of University of Illinois College of Medicine sponsored free clinics, such as the UIC Student Run Free Clinic.
American Board of Anesthesiology certified in April 2014 for ten years
ACLS/BLS – 6/2012 – currently valid
American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2009 – Current
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2009-Current
American Medical Association, 2005 – Current
Illinois State Medical Society, 2005 – Current
Chicago Medical Society, 2005 – Current