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.



Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) fellowship program consists of twelve months of post-graduate training after successful completion of an accredited residency program in Anesthesiology. The RAAPM fellowship is tied to a part-time faculty position in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center.

The RAAPM program at UH Hospital specializes in peri-operative management of patients receiving peripheral nerve and acute post-operative pain management. Our primary goal is to provide high quality patient care and effective management of acute pain for patients undergoing surgery. Our program provides acute pain management for patients undergoing orthopedic, pediatrics, trauma, thoracic, vascular, urology, obstetric, open heart, plastic and general surgery.  The program performs approximately 3500 peripheral nerve blocks for acute post-operative pain treatment each year.

Fellows are involved in the acute postoperative interventional pain service, performing, under supervision, a wide variety of blocks including advanced types of blocks. Experiences in the pediatric and obstetrics populations are available through the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital. Management of patients into the postoperative period in association with ERAS protocols is emphasized.

Our comprehensive didactic program includes departmental grand rounds, journal club, and a weekly lecture series. We also host an annual Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop and Cadaver Lab as an integrated part of our department’s annual Anesthesiology Review Course. Fellow participation in clinical research and presentation at national/regional meetings is strongly encouraged.

1 position available for 2022-2023 and 1 position available for 2023-2024

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:2022
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $73,800
  • Contact Person: Bracy McKenna Academic Program Administrator, Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: McKenna.Bracy@UHhospitals.org
  • Phone: 216-844-5732
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 11100 Euclid Ave
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio 44106
  • Telephone: 216-844-5732
  • Website: https://www.uhhospitals.org/medical-education/anesthesiology-medical-education
  • Director: Rita Merman
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Jeffrey T. Hopcian, MD – Associate Director

    Xueqin Ding, MD

    Mary Ghaly, MD

    Michael R. Kaufmann, MD 

    Basanta K. Mohapatra, MD

    David Wallace, MD

  • Participating hospitals:
  • UH Cleveland Medical Center

    UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

    UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital