Fellowship directory

Physicians applying for a fellowship program in regional anesthesiology/acute pain medicine must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, an accredited anesthesiology residency program. Each individual program may have additional requirements such as medical licensing. The information published here has been supplied by the individual institutions. Please check back frequently for updates. Programs with an asterisk behind the title indicate they are part of the SF Match Program. 



True multidisciplinary training program

Weekly multidisciplinary conference

Clinical faculty include anesthesiology, PMR, psychology, pharmacology, physical therapy

Structured palliative care, neurology, PMR/ anesthesiology, psychology, cancer, pediatric, and acute pain management experience

Robust didactic program, cadaver labs, high-volume interventional experience

Nationally recognized basic and clinical research programs 

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline:
  • Salary:
  • Contact Person: Carolyn Iezzi Program Coordinator
  • Email: ciezzi@wustl.edu
  • Phone: 314-286-1054
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 660 S. Euclid Ave.
  • St. Louis
  • Missouri 63110
  • Director: Lesley K. Rao
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Lesley K. Rao, MD Fellowship Director raol@wustl.edu

    Loc Thang, MD, PhD Asst. Fellowship Director thangl@wustl.edu


  • Participating hospitals:

Our unique, flexible program graduates leaders in regional anesthesia who are prepared to start and lead an acute pain service.  Fellows work clinically four days per week with one day dedicated to non-clinical, academic, or optional moonlighting activities. Clinical work is comprised of both inpatient and outpatient regional anesthesia as well as dedicated time on the acute pain service. Fellows can elect to spend time supervising CRNAs as general anesthesiologists, but this or performance of general anesthesia is not required.

Recent graduates have performed approximately 1000 ultrasound guided procedures as well as thoracic epidurals and spinals. They learn how to place and manage both inpatient and outpatient peripheral nerve catheters.  As part of 8 weeks spent supervising the acute pain service under the direction of fellowship trained physicians, applicants learn how to manage pain with state of the art multimodal techniques and mentor resident anesthesiologists.  International rotations are available.  Previous fellows have rotated in Ghana, The Philippines and Guatemala.

By the end of the fellowship, graduates will be experienced in nearly all commonly performed regional anesthetics including but not limited to scalp blocks for craniotomy, interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and axillary brachial plexus blocks,  forearm/wrist blocks, paravertebral, erector spinae, epidural, spinal, PECS, serratus anterior, all TAP approaches, rectus sheath, fascia iliaca, femoral, sub gluteal sciatic, popliteal, iPACK, adductor canal, and ankle blocks.  They also have the opportunity to learn Point of Care Ultrasonography if desired. 

Didactic education is primarily based on the flipped classroom model.  All fellows also participate in a quality improvement or research project.  The regional and pain divisions have multiple ongoing clinical QI and research projects available for fellows. Applicants additionally have the option of leading their own project.  Alternatively, the pain department has a large basic science research division with world famous researchers if interested. 

Clinical Sites:

Barnes Jewish Hospital
Large quaternary care hospital and level 1 trauma center with 1100 beds and an attached outpatient surgery center. BJH currently has 80 operating rooms.

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
Fast paced private practice environment with 14 operating rooms.  Regional anesthesia is primarily performed for orthopedic surgery at this site, including joint replacement and spine surgery. 

Washington University Orthopedic Center
Fast paced private practice outpatient orthopedic surgery center with 5 operating rooms. Individual fellows have performed over 30 ultrasound guided blocks at this site in a single day.

This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

Apply here

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: Current PGY-5 salary ($67,367 for 2020-21 fellows)
  • Contact Person: Jen Olin Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Email: jenniferolin@wustl.edu
  • Phone: (314) 362-4449
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Washington University School of Medicine - Department of Anesthesiology
  • 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8054
  • St. Louis
  • Missouri 63110
  • Director: Ryan Guffey, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Mitchell Fingerman, MD
    • Erin Gibbons, MD
    • Max Wolfson MD
    • Dan Fernandez MD
    • Allison Yu MD
    • Brandon Yee MD
    • Aysu Salviz MD
    • Robert Swarm, MD
    • Kate Gurba, MD
    • Leslie Rao, MD
    • Brett Wolff, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    • Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
    • Washington University Orthopedics Center

The ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine incorporates 12 months of extensive clinical expertise in both peripheral and neuraxial blocks, as well as the management of acute pain conditions.  Trainees will become adept at a wide range of single shot and continuous techniques. Fellows develop independence over a period of months before assuming a broader role supervising junior residents. Rotations include the inpatient regional service, ambulatory orthopedic regional service, regional service at NYPH Columbia, inpatient acute pain service, inpatient chronic pain service, orthopedic trauma operating room, and an optional elective at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Rotations and clinical exposure adhere to the ACGME recommendations for training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine. 

Our Regional Anesthesia Service performs over 3000 regional procedures per year, both inside and outside of the operating rooms. All of our regional faculty members have extensive clinical experience or have completed fellowship training in Regional Anesthesia or Pain Management. During their training our fellows can expect to gain expertise in the following procedures:

  • Upper extremity blocks and catheters: Interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, costoclavicular, axillary
  • Lower extremity blocks and catheters: Femoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, sciatic, popliteal, saphenous, iPACK
  • Truncal blocks: Lumbar plexus, paravertebral, TAP, rectus sheath, quadratus lumborum, PECs, serratus anterior, erector spinae, TTMP, pecto-intercostal fascial plane
  • Ultrasound and nerve stimulator techniques
  • Neuraxial blocks, including thoracic epidurals
  • Acute pain management procedures
  • Management of acute pain in the chronic pain patient


In addition to a formal lecture series and web-based curriculum, fellows participate in simulation training, PoCUS training, Applied Exam review course (including OSCEs), multidisciplinary conferences, formal quality and patient safety training,  and our monthly journal club and difficult case conference. 


Fellows are required to participate in scholarly activities, which may include clinical research projects, presentations at national meetings, Grand Rounds presentations, or teaching initiatives with the residents and medical students.

Medical Student Teaching
Fellows are invited to participate in medical student teaching and outreach.  Our division holds quarterly ultrasound anatomy workshops for interested medical students.  Our goal is to introduce Anesthesiology early in the preclinical years in a way that provides the students with useful information and clinical correlates to their studies.  

To provide more consistency and predictability to the RAAPM fellowship application process, nearly 60 RAAAPM fellowship programs have decided to participate in a common application and match process provided by SF Match for recruitment. The New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship program is proud to be one of the programs participating in this new match process for the upcoming interview season for the 2024-2025 Academic year. Please see the below link for the SF Match Portal. You can also find more information on our website.

Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine SF Match Portal

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2025
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Salary: $110,700 + professional allowance ($2900)
  • Contact Person: Marlene Augustine Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: regional@med.cornell.edu
  • Phone: (212) 746-2785
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • 525 E. 68th Street, Box 124
  • New York
  • New York 10065
  • Director: Tiffany Tedore, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Tiffany Tedore, MD, Program Director
    • Shelby Badani, MD, MSPH, MS, Associate Program Director
    • Eric Brumberger, MD
    • John Brumm, MD
    • Justin Chung, MD
    • Rohan Jotwani, MD, MBA
    • Deirdre Kelleher, MD
    • Shona Lee, MD
    • Matthew Murrell, MD, PhD
    • Mohammad Piracha, MD, MBA, MSc
    • Zachary Turnbull, MD, MBA, MS
    • Melinda Randall, MD
    • John Rubin, MD
    • Marissa Weber, MD
    • Robert Wong, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Medicine
    • David H. Koch Ambulatory Surgery Center – NYPH Weill Cornell Medicine
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

West Virginia University’s Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship is a 1 year ACGME-accredited fellowship that accepts 1 fellow per year. The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system, is comprised of ten hospitals – its flagship hospital and academic medical center, Ruby Memorial Hospital is in Morgantown. Ruby Memorial Hospital is a tertiary referral and level 1 trauma center, the regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine service benefits from exposure to a highly diverse case-mix. The regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine service currently performs approximately 2,500 single injection and continuous peripheral nerve blocks annually. There are multiple faculty members on the regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine service with substantial regional anesthesia experience and/or fellowship training.

The regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine service provides services to the main hospital operating rooms, the outpatient surgical center within the main hospital, and all inpatient units within Ruby Memorial Hospital. Fellows perform a variety of peripheral and neuraxial blocks for a diverse array of clinical services under the supervision of a regional anesthesia faculty. This focus on regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine serves to provide great educational and training opportunities that will prepare fellows to become subspecialty-trained anesthesiologists.

This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

Apply here

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: PGY-5 salary
  • Contact Person: Emily Sabatino Program Manager
  • Email: emily.sabatino@hsc.wvu.edu
  • Phone: 304-598-9650
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • West Virginia University Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Department, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program One Medical Center Drive PO Box 8255
  • Morgantown
  • West Virginia 26506
  • Director: Nicole Hollis, DO
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Nicole Hollis, DO, Fellowship Director
    • Robert Johnstone, MD, FASA, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
    • Kevin King, DO, Director, Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Acute Pain Medicine
  • Participating hospitals:

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

Application Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®): March 15


Two PGY-5 Chronic Pain Fellowships available yearly. This is a one-year fellowship beginning July 01. Orientation begins mid-June.

All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
Apply here. 

Applicant Interview Timeframe: April-May

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline:
  • Salary: $63,204.00
  • Contact Person: Ashley Hagood Fellowship Program Manager
  • Email: ahagood1@hsc.wvu.edu
  • Phone: 304-293-7480
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 1075 Van Voorhis Rd
  • Suite 150 & 200
  • Morganitown
  • West Virginia 26505
  • Director: Rick Vaglienti, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Program Director
    Rick Vaglienti, MD
    Fellowship Program Director
    Associate Professor
    Director of Chronic Pain Medicine
    Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and Neurosciences
    Phone: 304-598-6216
    Email: vaglientir@hsc.wvu.edu

    Associate Program Director
    Anna Carpenter, MD
    Associate Program Director
    Assistant Professor
    Phone: 304-598-6216
    Email: Anna.Carpenter.m@wvumedicine.org

    Participating Affiliated Faculty:

    • Kelsey M. Bauer, MD
    • Corinne Layne-Stuart, DO
    • Yeshvant Navalgund, MD
    • Jonathan Pratt, MD
    • Nashaat Rizk, MB, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
  • WVU Medicine

The mission of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Fellowship is to nurture the compassion, scholarship, citizenship and inquisitiveness of trainees who are invested in alleviating the pain perioperative and peri-trauma patients endure. Our goal is to provide an education that allows these physicians to reach their full potential as expert consultants in advanced regional anesthesia techniques and acute pain management.

The learning experience for the RAAPM fellowship has been carefully selected to offer a combination of teaching methods that we hope cater to every kind of learner. These include faculty lead didactics, journal clubs and case conferences, ultrasound simulation, a Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) rotation (lead by critical care faculty), and dedicated time for self-directed learning with multimedia content from the Anesthesia Toolbox.  Fellows also collaborate with our colleagues in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery, as well as neurologists and radiologists, in multidisciplinary spine and peripheral nerve conferences, in order to understand the full scope of peripheral nerve and spinal tract complications. 

In 2023, we performed 4,000 nerve blocks, of which 400 were continuous peripheral nerve catheters. We perform most regional anesthesia techniques including sub-gluteal sciatic blocks, lumbar plexus, cervical plexus, paravertebral blocks, suprascapular nerve blocks, brachial plexus blocks, cervical and lumbar selective nerve root blocks, stellate ganglion blocks, thoracic epidurals – to name a few. Ultrasound, landmarks, nerve stimulators (including high frequency sensory stimulation) and fluoroscopy are all utilized to identify targets for regional anesthesia. Faculty are frequently recognized in surveys and feedback for their strong commitment to education and an eagerness to employ the latest regional anesthesia techniques.

We believe that a well-balanced educational experience and work-life balance is critical to our fellows’ growth and wellness. To this end, starting with the 2025-26 class, fellows will no longer be required to work weekends. To create a culture of inquiry, fellows will receive at least 20 percent dedicated non-clinical time for self-directed education and scholarship. Moonlighting is permitted by the program. We support J1 visa and will support H1B visas for exceptional candidates.

We are honored to be a community for the fellows who join us and hope to serve them in all their endeavors.

This program will use the SF Match.

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 Months, start from July 1st
  • Start Year:2025
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $82, 282 (2024-25) + vacation, CME, holidays & full benefits
  • Contact Person: Dorian Dubois Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Dorian.Dubois@wmchealth.org
  • Phone: (O) 914-493-6316 (F) 914-493-7927
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program/Department of Anesthesiology
  • 100 Woods Road, Macy Rm 2391
  • Valhalla
  • New York 10595
  • Director: Ammar Siddiqui, MD, MS
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Jeff L. Xu, MD (Division Chief)
    Corrie Amos, MD
    Tara Doherty, DO
    Jian Hou, MD
    Muhammad Shabsigh, MD
    Michael Rahimi, MD
    Alla Spivak, DO
    Vicky Shapiro, DO
    Saman Yaghoubian, DO
    Austin Meszaros, MD
    Marvin Medow, PhD

  • Participating hospitals:
    • Westchester Medical Center
    • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

The ACGME-approved Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Fellowship program at Yale University, provides trainees with advanced knowledge, and the diagnostic & technical skills necessary to build a successful career within the sub-specialty of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Additionally, it aims to develop an academic interest in clinical research or quality & safety research. The goal of the program is to train future leaders in Regional Anesthesiology, with graduates who are scientifically inquisitive and academically inclined.

Fellows perform in the capacity of a PGY-5 level trainee. The successful applicant will have an M.D. or equivalent, will have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology in the United States and Canada, and be in the process of primary certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Prior to starting training, the applicant must have a CT State Medical License.

Training is divided among didactic teaching, clinical experience, and research. There are various dedicated learning opportunities, and these include: ambulatory anesthesia, a diverse range of regional techniques, ultrasound mechanics, and the management of perioperative pain in the pediatric, adult, trauma, and opioid tolerant patient population. The fellow will also develop technical proficiency in various upper extremity, lower extremity, chest, abdomen, head and neck  peripheral nerve blocks in the format of single injection as well as continuous catheter techniques,  and central neuraxial techniques (including midline and paramedian approach of spinal anesthesia, lumbar and thoracic epidurals,  and combined spinal-epidurals). Ultrasound guidance is used for the vast majority of peripheral nerve blocks, along with the occasional use of a nerve stimulator, and “anatomical land-marked” based techniques. The Yale Regional Anesthesia Fellowship is an ACGME accredited one-year program designed to train the candidates in ultrasound, nerve stimulation and landmark guided peripheral nerve blocks, using both single injection and continuous catheter technique. The peripheral nerve blocks that we perform most commonly include:

  • Upper extremity : Interscalene, Superior/upper trunk, Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular, Axillary approach of brachial plexus block , Median nerve block, Ulnar nerve block, Radial nerve block, Intercostal-brachial nerve block, Axillary nerve block, Suprascapular nerve block, etc. 
  • Lower extremity: Lumbar plexus block, Femoral nerve block, Gluteal sciatic nerve block, popliteal sciatic nerve block, Saphenous nerve block, Adductor Canal, iPACK, Obturator nerve block, Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block, Genicular nerve block, PENG, etc. 
  • Chest and Abdomen: Paravertebral block, Transversus abdominis plane block, Rectus Sheath block, Quadratus lumborum block, PEC blocks, Serratus plane block, Erector Spinae block, etc. 
  • Head and Neck: superficial and intermediate cervical plexus block, etc. 
Almost all the operative blocks are performed immediately outside the OR in a designated treatment area. We are also involved with the pain management of trauma patients in the surgical ICU and Emergency Room. Fellows are expected to attend weekly formal lectures in regional anesthesia, acute pain management, and basic essentials of clinical research, including study design and statistical analysis. There is also the opportunity to participate in fresh cadaver dissection courses and to mentor residents on the clinical service. In addition, this program offers the opportunity to learn EMG techniques and interpretation, and a musculoskeletal ultrasound course is currently an integral part of the curriculum. A 2-year, advanced program in combination with a clinical research track is available, and opportunities for moonlighting are available.


Common application
3 Letters of recommendation (1 from Program Director or Chair)
Personal Statement
ECFMG (if required)

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: March 15, 2022
  • Salary: $86,648 and stipend of $2,000 with an extra $500 for conferences
  • Contact Person: Chelsea Gubbins Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: regionalanesthesiafellowship@yale.edu
  • Phone: (203) 785-2728
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • ATTN: Chelsea Gubbins Fellowship Coordinator
  • 333 Cedar Street
  • New Haven
  • Connecticut 06510
  • Director: Jinlei Li, MD, PhD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Milaurise Cortes, M.D.,  Associate Program Director
    Aymen Alian
    Jill Berlin, MD
    Marcelle Blessing, M.D.
    Robert Chow, M.D.
    Maxime Debrose, M.D.
    Jeremy Dennis, MD
    Philip Effraim, M.D. Ph.D
    Nicholas Haralabakis, M.D.
    Lori Ann Oliver M.D.
    Kanishka Rajput, M.D.
    Ruchi Sharma, M.D.
    Donna-Ann Thomas, M.D. 


  • Participating hospitals:
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
    Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT
    Smilow Cancer Center, New Haven, CT
    Temple Medical Center, New Haven, CT
    West Haven VA Medical Center, West Haven, CT

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