Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Welcome from the Program Director, Stephanie Goodman, MD

Thank you for your interest in the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. The Division of Obstetric Anesthesia at Columbia has been training Fellows since the days of Virginia Apgar. Our goal is to train the future leaders of the subspecialty of Obstetric Anesthesiology and prepare you for a variety of careers, both academic and private practice. The ACGME started accrediting Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowships in April 2012, and we were among the 12 Programs nationwide to receive accreditation in that first accreditation process. Within the guidelines and requirements of the ACGME, we tailor the Fellowship to suit the interests, abilities, and goals of each Fellow.

Fellowship Overview

The accredited program is a one-year fellowship that combines advanced clinical training and the development of expertise in obstetric anesthesia care and teaching of both anesthesiology residents and medical students. Thirty percent of the Fellow’s time is reserved for clinical or laboratory research, other scholarly activities, and quality assurance. Some previous Fellows have completed two-year Fellowships in order to better prepare for high-level academic careers or complete specific research projects in the Division, Department and Medical Center and a two-year fellowship is available for interested candidates. For Fellows with particular interests, there is the possibility of combining the clinical Fellowship with coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics and/or clinical research study design at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. It is also possible to do a second clinical fellowship in a related area such as cardiac anesthesiology, critical care or global health.

Program start date: July 1
Number of positions available: 2
Length of program: 12 months

How to Apply

Individuals interested in the fellowship program must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency training program in Anesthesiology prior to the start of the fellowship.

Fellowship Application Checklist

Fellowship Interest Form

We welcome applications to our program and are happy to accept the SOAP Common Application Form in place of the Fellowship Interest Form. (We do not require the supplementary questions.)

We have been participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for Obstetric Anesthesiology through SOAP (Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology) since that match began.

For further information regarding applying to the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship please email or contact our Program Coordinator, Ms. Gina Lee at gsl40@cumc.columbia.edu

Fellowship Contacts

Stephanie R. Goodman, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC
Program Director, OB Anesthesiology Fellowship
630 West 168th Street PH-5
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-6494
srg24@cumc.columbia.edu