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.

Hospital for Special Surgery

Clinical Experience:

Over 48,000 anesthetic procedures are performed annually in our operating rooms with more than 85% employing regional anesthesia techniques including: upper and lower extremity plexus and nerve blocks, central neuraxial blocks, perineural catheter techniques, nerve stimulator localization techniques, and ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Over 11,000 patients are seen annually by our Acute Pain Service Team with postoperative pain management interventions that include intravenous, neuraxial and peripheral techniques, perineural catheter and alternative therapies.

This Fellowship includes a 4 week rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where Fellows perform thoracic epidurals, transverse abdominus plane blocks, paravertebral blocks, pectoralis nerve blocks, catheters, and other techniques, in both an in-patient hospital, and an ambulatory care center.

This Fellowship also includes ongoing experience in an off-site Ambulatory Surgery Center (“Block Room” model).

Education Initiatives:

The Department offers a comprehensive, CME-accredited academic program featuring Grand Rounds lectures from international experts in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, as well as Department Faculty, literature reviews, research forums, interdisciplinary conferences, a comprehensive Oral Board Examination Preparation Program, a Core Curriculum Lecture Series, and Morbidity and Mortality Conferences. Fellows participate in a monthly formalized Faculty-led Cadaver Lab Curriculum and a 6 part Crisis Resource Management Lecture and Simulation course at the Cornell Skills Acquisition and Innovation Lab.

A basic certification course in Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography is presented specifically for our Fellows each year.

Elective Opportunities:

Fellows may choose 1 optional Department-supported elective from a variety of options including an international volunteer mission, advanced training/certification in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS), an academic observership at a national or international institution, additional weeks for research/academic activity, an additional rotation on the Acute Pain Service, and 1-2 weeks’ experience with the Critical Care Team, among other options.  Fellows may also submit requests to the Department Director for a self-designed clinical elective.

We offer a Global Health Fellowship (1-2 Fellows are chosen each year) and other focused academic tracks including Bio-Ethics, History, Informatics, Integrative Medicine, Patient and Professional Education, and Quality.

Fellows have 1 weekly Academic Day (no clinical assignments) to work on their academic activities.

View Additional Information:  https://www.hss.edu/anesthesiology-pro-regional-anesthesia-fellowship.asp

  + $3000.00 Academic Fund - for conferences, Board preparation and additional educational endeavors. 

  + Opportunity to supplement income by providing clinical support for elective Saturday surgeries

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:9
  • Deadline: 12PM EST on February 3, 2020, for 2021-2022 academic year
  • Salary: $90,257.78 annually (+$3,000 acad fund)
  • Contact Person: Mary J. Hargett Director - Education and Clinical Initiatives
  • Email: hargettm@hss.edu
  • Phone: (212) 606-1793
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Hospital for Special Surgery - Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care & Pain Management
  • 535 East 70th Street
  • New York
  • New York 10021
  • Telephone: (212) 606-1793; (212) 517-4481
  • Website: https://www.hss.edu/anesthesiology-pro.asp
  • Director: Gregory A. Liguori, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Nigel E. Sharrock M.B. ChB.
    • Stavros G. Memtsoudis M.D. Ph.D.
    • Christopher L. Wu M.D.
    • William F. Urmey M.D.
    • Spencer S. Liu M.D.
    • Jacques T. Ya Deau M.D. Ph.D.
    • Carrie R. Guheen M.D.
    • Stephen C. Haskins M.D.
    • Ellen M. Soffin M.D. Ph.D.
    • Swetha R. Pakala M.D.
    • David H. Kim M.D.
    • Jiabin Liu M.D. Ph.D
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Hospital for Special Surgery- Main Campus and Manhattan Ambulatory Surgery Center 
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (4 week rotation)