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.

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  • 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