Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship trains physicians to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to function as consultant regional anesthesiologists, particularly in the management of complex patient populations. The Fellowship is designed to expand the Fellows’ knowledge base in regional anesthesia, with an emphasis on anatomy pertinent to the performance of regional anesthesia.
Accredited by the ACGME
Program start date: July 1
Number of positions available: 2-3
Length of program: 12 months
The regional fellow will become a proficient clinical regionalist during the year and will spend at least 3 days each week in the operating room suite, performing regional anesthetic techniques and gaining expertise in the management of perioperative care of patients undergoing regional anesthesia. Throughout the year, fellows will represent our Division at departmental Case Conferences, participate in a weekly Journal Club and attend monthly Fellow’s conferences. In addition, the Fellow will be available to assist with regional anesthesia techniques outside of the orthopedic surgery core. Fellows may also spend time in the anatomy laboratory and have the opportunity to teach first-year medical students in their first-year clinical anatomy course gaining valuable exposure to cadavers and anatomic variants. Fellows are also expected to instruct and supervise junior residents on rotation in Regional Anesthesia. Elective rotations are available in the related areas of pain management.
This wealth of clinical exposure allows an enthusiastic fellow to gain vast clinical experience and to participate in ongoing clinical research projects. Instruction in experimental design and implementation will take place during the year, and up to two days per week will be dedicated to clinical research. The department provides support for the fellow to attend one extra-institutional meeting, as well as any meeting at which the fellow’s work is presented. Based on interest, fellows can be paired with an appropriate faculty mentor to facilitate research collaboration.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
For more detailed information on the Regional Fellowship and to apply to the program, please review the checklist, complete the common application form, and forward all required materials to GSL40@cumc.columbia.edu.
Danielle Ludwin, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology Education Division