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. 



The University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada

The University of Alberta Hospital is one of the leading centers in Canada in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. The Acute Pain Service group, an enthusiastic team of 10 anesthesiologists and support staff, provide guidance and tuition in all aspects of Acute Pain Medicine, with an emphasis on ultrasound imaging for nerve plexus and regional anesthesia. Many of our anesthesiologists teach, or have taught ultrasound imaging at national and international regional anesthesia workshops/conferences. We typically support 1-2 fellows per year.

We have a dedicated, three-bay, fully equipped and supported regional block area within the Operating Room Complex, where regional anesthesia modalities are initiated before surgery. We perform approximately 30-50 blocks per week; and manage postoperative pain in patients who have a perineural or epidural catheter, or a complex pain history. We also have a established Home Regional Program.

Program Structure

The Fellowship is structured with equal time allocated to Clinical and Fellowship components.

The Fellowship component is devoted to supervised subspecialty training, research and teaching. Fellows can expect to gain proficiency in single-shot and catheter-based regional anesthetic techniques for upper and lower extremity surgeries; and in addition, to truncal blocks for abdominal and thoracic procedures. As active members of the Acute Pain Service, fellows contribute to resident education as they rotate through the service; and participation in the day- to-day management of our pain patients is expected. The initiation and completion of a research project is an integral part of the Fellowship. Guidance with project preparation will be provided. Findings, regardless of completion, are presented at the annual Research Day, which is held in late spring each year.

The Clinical component incorporates duties expected of the anesthesia staff at the University Hospital: anesthesia delivery in the operative setting, provision of outpatient clinic consultations, teaching of medical students and residents, and participation in the general on-call rota. The University of Alberta Hospital is the quaternary referral center for many disciplines in Western Canada, and fellows can expect to meet a diverse mix of challenging cases during their time with us.

Candidates are required to have completed specialty training prior to commencement of fellowship, to a level equivalent to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification. Candidates must be eligible for specialist registration with CPSA, either by having FRCPC or by completing a 3-month practice readiness assessment (3 months practice readiness assessment, 9 months with equal clinical and fellowship components as outlined above), and have English language proficiency. Further information for CPSA registration can be found here: https://cpsa.ca/physicians/registration/

To apply, please email your CV together with your personal statement outlining your regional fellowship intent. 

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $90, 000 CDN
  • Contact Person: Ciaran Twomey Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director
  • Email: apmflew@ualberta.ca
  • Phone: +1 780 407 7361
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital
  • 2-150 Clinical Sciences Building
  • Edmonton
  • Alberta, Canada T6G 2G3
  • Telephone:
  • Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/anesthesiology-pain-medicine/programs/fellowship-training/fellowships/regional-anesthesia.html
  • Director: Ciaran Twomey
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