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 Regional Anesthesia fellow will typically complete the following rotations during the one-year fellowship in addition to completing the research requirement for fellows:

  • Perform regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine as a fellow for approximately two weeks per month
  • Function as a junior attending for the remaining two weeks per month
  • Take one Acute Pain Service Beeper Call per month under the supervision/backup of a Regional Anesthesia attending
  • In addition to our main tertiary care academic campus, the fellow also has the opportunity to spend time in a private practice environment at our smaller community hospital sites
  • The fellow will spend one month of pediatric rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital working alongside specialists in acute pain management and regional anesthesia

Clinical Expectations

In the clinical setting, the fellow will be expected to:

  • Develop the technical skills to proficiently perform basic, intermediate, and advanced regional blocks in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative period
  • Perform a variety of peripheral (single injection and continuous) nerve blocks using ultrasound, paresthesia and nerve stimulation techniques
  • Manage complex cases in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine
  • Develop consultant-level mastery of the physiological and pharmacologic consequences of regional and acute pain anesthesia
  • Serve as a consultant and a teacher for other anesthesiologists interested in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine

Non-clinical Educational Opportunities

Besides attending clinical conferences affiliated with the department, the fellow will be given the opportunity to teach and supervise our residents. He/she is expected to:

  • Give two resident lectures as part of the resident didactic series
  • Conduct a monthly Journal Club for attending’s and interested residents covering pertinent acute pain medicine and regional anesthesia topics

Please submit all required documents (including letters of recommendation) to our online application program (here: https://anesthesiaeducation.net/application/). The list of required documents and links for letter writers will be available once an account is created.

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accept rolling applications
  • Salary: PGY 5 Equivalent
  • Contact Person: Kimberley Brown Department of Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: anesfellowship@bidmc.harvard.edu
  • Phone: 617-667-5081
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 330 Brookline Ave
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts 02215
  • Telephone: 617-667-5081
  • Website: https://www.bidmc.org/medical-education/medical-education-by-department/anesthesia-critical-care-and-pain-medicine/anesthesia-fellowships
  • Director: Andrey Rakalin, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Andrey Rakalin, MD – Program Director

  • Participating hospitals:
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
    • New England Baptist Hospital, Boston

The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is offering a non-ACGME accredited fellowship training in pediatric regional anesthesia.  Boston Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

This  program has been developed in response to the increasing demand for sophisticated regional anesthesia techniques in pediatric populations and the recognition that the next generation of pediatric anesthesiologists will benefit greatly from advanced knowledge and skill in regional anesthesia.  The program allows graduates to function at a consultant level of proficiency in regional anesthesia and perioperative pain for neonates, infants and children.  Clinical experience consists of the provision and management of advanced regional anesthesia techniques throughout the main hospital and satellite outpatient facilities.  The Regional Anesthesia Fellow functions as a key member of a free-standing Pediatric Regional Team.

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

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  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:1
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • 300 Longwood Ave., BCH3216
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts 02115
  • Telephone: 617-355-7737
  • Website: http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/departments-and-divisions/department-of-anesthesia/residency-and-fellowships
  • Director: Susie Eklund, Fellowship Program Director
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Walid Alrayashi, MD, Regional Attending
    • Karen Borestsky, MD
    • Roland Brusseau, MD
    • Elena Brusseau, MD
    • Elizabeth Eastburn, MD
    • Susie Eklund, MD, Regional Attending
    • Stephen Kelleher, MD, Regional Attending
    • Anjali Koka, MD
    • Cornelius Sullivan, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
  • Boston Children's Hospital

The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a 12-month ACGME-accredited fellowship program that provides advanced training in the fields of regional and orthopedic anesthesiology, pediatric regional anesthesia, acute pain medicine, and clinical research in these areas. Our program is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and our fellows complete clinical rotations in regional anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Faulkner Hospital.

The main objective of our fellowship program is to provide a nurturing atmosphere in which to acquire and grow knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide superb clinical care, develop educator skills and foster clinical innovation and prospective quality research. The fellowship curriculum is geared to provide deep and comprehensive knowledge of diverse regional and orthopedic anesthesia subjects, while remaining flexible to accommodate specific areas of interest and enhance the individual fellowship training experience.

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

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  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: 1/1/2021 for fellowship starting in 2022
  • Salary: $78,500
  • Contact Person: Laura C. Woods, MPH Fellowship Program Manager
  • Email: lwoods4@bwh.harvard.edu
  • Phone: 617-525-7921
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 75 Francis Street, CWN L1
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts 02115
  • Telephone: 617-525-7921
  • Website: https://www.brighamandwomens.org/anesthesiology-perioperative-and-pain-medicine
  • Director: Kamen Vlassakov, MD, Program Director; Jose Zeballos, MD, Associate Program Director
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Carolyn Buckley, MD
    • Jean-Marie Carabuena, MD
    • Yun-Yun Kathy Chen, MD
    • Stewart Chritton, MD
    • Naida Cole, MD
    • David Creighton, MD
    • Galina Davidyuk, MD, PhD
    • Devon Flaherty, MD, MPH
    • Daniel Fischer, MD
    • David Janfaza, MD
    • Philipp Lirk, MD, MSc, PhD
    • Archana O'Neill, MD
    • Alvaro A. Macias, MD
    • Anne G. Schools, MD
    • Kristin Schreiber, MD, PhD
    • Avery Vafai, MD
    • Assia Valovska, MD
    • Erick Velez, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Affiliated hospitals:

    • Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    • BW Faulkner Hospital

Please visit our website for application requirements.

The Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Fellowship participates in the SF Match.

For 2023/2024, the deadline for applications is April 1, 2023. The start date is July 1, 2024. We will begin offering interviews to qualified candidates in January 2024.

Selection is highly competitive and only completed applications will be reviewed.

Learn more about the process to apply

Application Documents

Please submit the following documents via the SF Match website:

  • A complete CAS application
  • Personal statement describing your interest in the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at Mass General and your intended plans after completion of the fellowship
  • A current CV
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical diploma
  • USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3/COMLEX 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from your residency program director or chief of service


  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: PGY-5 equivalent
  • Contact Person: Kristen O'Connor Program Manager
  • Email: MGHAcutePain@partners.org
  • Phone: (617) 643-7021
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 55 Fruit Street, Gray/Jackson 4
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts 02114
  • Telephone: (617) 643-7021
  • Website: www.massgeneral.org/anesthesia/education/fellowship.aspx?id=209
  • Director: Brenda Kamdar, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Participating hospitals:
  • Massuchusetts General Hospital, Boston