BWH Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
About Us:

Our Education Team

Dr. Sascha Beutler

Sascha Beutler, MD, PhD
Residency Program Director

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Dr. Sascha Beutler graduated from Hannover Medical School in Germany and trained in trauma surgery in Germany before moving to Boston. After completing her residency in Anesthesiology at BWH, she pursued an ICU fellowship at MGH. Her keen interest in medical education guided Dr. Beutler’s career path from the beginning. Dr. Beutler was recruited to Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Assistant Program Director and served as Assistant and Associate PD for years before becoming the Program Director in 2021. Dr. Beutler is a member of several national ASA committees and chairs the ASA Committee on Resident and Medical Students. She has served as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) for over a decade. 

Dr. Morana Lasic

Morana Lasic, MD, MEd
Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Dr. Morana Lasic is an anesthesiologist, Associate Program Director of the BWH anesthesiology residency program, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and inclusion, Associate Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of BWH, and BWH Medical Director of Peer Support. She received her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College, M.D. degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and M.Ed. degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

She is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical training includes a surgical internship at Duke University Medical Center and an anesthesiology residency at BWH, which she completed in 2002 when she joined as BWH faculty.  In addition to departmental leadership roles, she has served on the HMS Admissions Committee. She has run departmental recruitment efforts for faculty and trainees, focusing on recruiting more women, underrepresented minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Dr. Archana O'Neill

Archana O’Neill, MD
Associate Residency Program Director and PGY-1 Director

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Dr. Archana O’Neill is an Associate Program Director, an Associate Division Chief of the Postoperative Pain Service, and a Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her MD from George Washington University Medical School. Dr. O’Neill completed her residency and fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at BWH and has been a faculty member since 2003. She oversees the internship year for our categorical interns and is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Jimin Kim

Jimin Kim, MD
Assistant Program Director

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Dr. Kim earned her undergraduate degree in economics and political science at Emory University and a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. After working in politics and the global health sector, Dr. Kim transitioned her focus to medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before joining the BWH residency program. She stayed on for her obstetric anesthesia fellowship, where she developed an interest in maternal health disparities and maternal morbidity and mortality. She has maintained her commitment to global health and co-leads the BWH OB Anesthesia Division’s collaboration with Phu San Hanoi Hospital in Vietnam. She also serves as the BWH faculty representative to the Boston Global Anesthesia Initiative. Dr. Kim also has a passion for education and oversees the educational programming for the residency.

Dr. Kyle Jespersen

Kyle Jespersen, MD
Assistant Program Director

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Dr. Jespersen is an instructor of anesthesia specializing in obstetric and non-operating room anesthesia. Dr. Jespersen earned his undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He earned his MD and completed his anesthesiology residency at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Jespersen then reunited with his wife, a pediatric neurologist, in Boston for a fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology at BWH and has since stayed on as staff. Dr. Jespersen’s research interests focus on postpartum hemorrhage and maternal coagulopathy. Outside of work, Dr. Jespersen enjoys spending time with his family and his Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puzzle.

Cynthia O'Donnell, MHA
Administrative Director for Education and Faculty Affairs

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Cynthia has been the Administrative Director for Education and Faculty Affairs in Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at BWH since 2011. She earned her BS in Health Management and Policy from the University of Durham, NH and Master of Health Administration from Suffolk University. Cynthia’s graduate medical education experience has led her to be a key leader supporting clinical leadership in education program initiatives. She manages a team of five program managers who work closely with various clinical leaders overseeing the medical student clerkship, a large accredited residency program of 100 trainees, and five accredited fellowship programs (35 fellows). She oversees DEI initiatives, faculty recruitment and credentialing, VISA processing, and onboarding for all clinicians.