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. 



Penn State Hershey’s Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship is a 1 year ACGME-accredited fellowship that accepts 1 fellow per year.

Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 position. Interviews will be from January – May 2023. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Please visit  https://new.sfmatch.org/  website where all applications and supporting materials should be submitted.

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $73,244
  • Contact Person: Rachel Sant Program Coordinator
  • Email: rsant@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
  • Phone: (717) 531-6489
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 500 University Drive
  • H187
  • Hershey
  • Pennsylvania 17033
  • Telephone: (717) 531-6489
  • Website: https://residency.med.psu.edu/programs/regional-anesthesiology-and-acute-pain-medicine-fellowship/
  • Director: Dennis Warfield, Jr, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Sanjib Adhikary, MBBS, MD
    Verghese Cherian, MBBS, MD
    Amanda Dudak, MD
    James Greensmith, MD, PhD
    Revati Kanekar, MD
    Patrick McQuillan, MD, FAAP
    Wayne Pearce, MB, ChB
    Thomas Verbeek, MB, ChB

  • Participating hospitals:
  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Still accepting applications for one position in the 2018-19 class.

  • Applicants must have US medical license with completion of anesthesiology residency in U.S. or Canada
  • The fellow functions in close relationship with our ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology which includes specific rotations in regional anesthesia and acute pain management
  • There is no ACGME designation or certification for regional anesthesia fellowships to date
  • The fellowship stipend would be supported in part by the fellow's activity as a junior faculty anesthesiologist, 2.5 day per week, in the Inpatient OR at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • The fellow will be required to have a PA medical and DEA license to practice in the hospital

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

Apply here

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $120,000
  • Contact Person: Jaime Baratta, M.D. Fellowship Director
  • Email: Jaime.baratta@jefferson.edu
  • Phone: (215) 955-6161
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 111 South 11th Street
  • Suite 8130
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania 19107
  • Telephone: (215) 955-6161
  • Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/university/jmc/departments/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/regional_acute.html
  • Director: Jaime Baratta, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Jaime Baratta, MD
    • Eugene Viscusi, MD
    • Eric Schwenk, MD
    • David Beausang, MD
  • Participating hospitals:

The University of Pennsylvania’s regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship is a year-long post-graduate training program aimed to cultivate the expertise in the art, theory, and practical delivery of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Our fellowship is currently non-ACGME accredited, but there are plans of making it ACGME accredited.

Our institution has two primary hospitals (Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – our level 1 trauma center – and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) and a free standing ambulatory surgical center (Penn Medicine University City), situated in the urban setting of Philadelphia, in the University City neighborhood. We perform approximately 450 blocks/month with a healthy mix of single-shot peripheral nerve blocks, truncal blocks, continuous catheter nerve blocks, and neuraxial analgesic blocks/catheters. We routinely provide regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine services to a variety of surgical specialties including orthopedics, trauma, podiatry, plastics, breast, cardiac, vascular, colorectal, general surgery, gynecology, transplant, and ambulatory surgeries. We also have a dedicated acute pain service that manages continuous nerve block catheters, epidural catheters, acute pain medication management, and complex acute on chronic pain medication management.

We have a core group of dedicated regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine attending anesthesiologists who will be providing education throughout the year. Your education includes hands-on training in ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks, management of peripheral nerve continuous catheters, neuraxial anesthesia/analgesia, and multimodal pharmacological therapies for postoperative pain management. There are dedicated monthly lectures geared towards advanced regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine topics for our fellow, along with routine, weekly lectures given for anesthesia residents who rotate on their regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine rotation. These lectures are round table discussions or hands on training sessions with the core regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine attendings to help solidify knowledge and gain expertise in this field. Journal clubs are held throughout the year to discuss the latest evidence in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Finally, you will be required to pick a topic of interest in the earlier portion of your fellowship year, to perform a quality improvement project. This will be a great opportunity to gain proficiency in using systematic, data-guided initiatives to improve clinical care, patient safety, or health care operations related to the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.

As this fellowship is currently non-ACGME accredited, this fellowship currently incorporates a part-time clinical instructorship with the responsibility of supervising residents and CRNA’s in the operating room setting.

At the end of your year, you will be very well trained in the field of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine, and we are confident that you will succeed in your career whether it is in the academic or private sector. 

If interested, please apply to our program. We look forward to meeting you! 


This program currently participates in the SF Match for the 2024-2025 year. We still do have an opening for the 2023-2024 year. If interested, please apply via the ASRA Common Application - Apply here


  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: commensurate with assigned clinical work
  • Contact Person: Veena Graff, MD Fellowship Program Director
  • Email: veena.graff@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
  • Phone: (215) 662-8244
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 51 North 39th Street, Wright Saunders 223
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania 19104
  • Telephone: (215) 662-8244
  • Website: https://www.pennmedicine.org/departments-and-centers/anesthesiology-and-critical-care/education-and-training/fellowships/regional-anesthesia
  • Director: Veena Graff, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
        • Lu Cai MD
          Ignacio Badiola MD
          Taras Grosh MD
          Stephanie Huang MD
          Maryam Nilforoshan MD
          Samir Thaker MD
          Jason Ochroch MD
          Derek Foerschler MD

          • Participating hospitals:
            • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
            • Penn Medicine at University City, Ambulatory Surgical Facility
            • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


          Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship - ACGME Accredited

          Accepting applications beginning January 9, 2023 for the 2024-2025 academic year 

          15 positions available.

          We have three remaining out of match positions for the academic year starting July 1, 2023. For more information, please contact Ann Martin martina16@upmc.edu.

          This ACGME-accredited Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program consists of 12 months of subspecialty training for qualified physicians who have completed an accredited anesthesiology residency. Preference is given to mature individuals with significant experience in regional anesthesia who are interested in becoming an “expert” in acute pain and regional anesthesia. Fellowship training is not only concerned with the development of expertise in the practice and theory of regional anesthesiology and acute pain management techniques, but also the understanding of the related physiology and pharmacology, patient outcomes, and financial related issues. The Regional Anesthesiology/Acute Pain Medicine Division faculty select fellows on the basis of written applications, academic records, documented performance, and interviews. See below for additional information.

          Application Process

          The qualifications for the Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program are that the applicant will have completed an AGCME-Accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program by the start of the fellowship. This program participates in the San Francisco (SF) Match. Please register, complete the application, and upload the following documents to the SF Match site for a complete application.

          • Current CV 
          • ​Personal Statement
          • USMLE scores for steps 1, 2, 3
          • Three letters of reference, one of which must be from your residency director
          • Copy of dean's letter and medical student transcript
          • Copy of most recent in-training examination
          • Copy of ECFMG certification (if applicable)

          Upon completion of an application and submission of documentation, the submission will be reviewed for an interview by the Program Director and selection committee. Fellows will be selected by a review committee on the basis  of letters of reference and the interview.

          For further information about the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, please contact Ann Martin at 412-692-4572 or martina16@upmc.edu.

           Additional Information

          Cases:Fellows are involved in the acute postoperative interventional pain service, performing, under supervision, lower and upper extremity, paravertebral blocks, thoracic wall blocks (PECS I, PECS II, Serratus Anterior), Quadratus Lumborum and TAP blocks.  Blocks involve both single shot and continuous techniques. Emphasis is placed on ultrasound guided and neuro-stimulation techniques.  Extensive experience in pediatric and obstetrics is available through the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Magee- Womens Hospital.  Management of patients into the postoperative period in association with ERAS protocols is emphasized.

          The fellowship is ideal for trainees who want to become efficient in performing peripheral and truncal blocks. Each Regional fellow is expected to perform over 1,000 blocks annually. Fellows are required to attend weekly formal lectures; monthly journal clubs and pediatric regional ultrasound workshops. The fellowship has incorporated all ACGME program requirements into the training program.  Potential fellows should expect to far exceed all minimum procedural and experience requirements in the areas of regional, acute, trauma, chronic and pediatric pain. The total number of blocks available at all sites to the Regional and Acute Pain fellows is over 42,000 which includes 4103 continuous nerve blocks and 8336 spinals. The regional anesthesia experience is divided amongst the sites to maximize the variety of experiences. For instance, UPMC Mercy and UPMC Presbyterian provides extensive experience in trauma and burns. UPMC Passavant provides extensive experience in paravertebral nerve blocks and lower extremity blocks. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides a pediatric site and the ambulatory sites provide extensive experience in extremity nerve blocks. At each site the fellows train under the direct supervision of a Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain faculty. The faculty is responsible for clinical and didactic education, providing feedback and evaluation of fellow knowledge and level of technical skills.

          Fellows will also attend an annual fresh cadaver dissection workshop, present at local, regional and national meetings, and participate in clinical research.

          In addition, a 2 year NIH T32 clinical research track program is available for qualified candidates. The NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship aims to develop clinician-scientists who will be leaders in the field of anesthesiology and pain research, by providing rigorous postdoctoral research training with an emphasis on hypothesis-driven laboratory or clinical research. The candidate must meet citizenship requirements. For more information on the NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please contact Yan Xu, PhD, Program Director, at xuy@anes.upmc.edu.

          The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is accepting applications from anesthesiology residents trained in an ACGME accredited program. For details concerning the program and to submit an online application, please visit the link below. The common application may be submitted to the email below.  Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview after review of the completed application and all required documentation.

          Apply here

          • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
          • Duration:12 months
          • Start Year:2024
          • Positions:15
          • Facility:
          • Address:
          • University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology
          • 3471 Fifth Avenue, Ste 402, Kaufmann Building
          • Pittsburgh
          • Pennsylvania 15213
          • Telephone: (412) 692-4572
          • Website: www.anes.upmc.edu
          • Director: Nicolas Schott, MD, and Nicole Verdecchia, MD, associate program directors
          • Other affiliated faculty:

            Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA
            Bruce Ben-David, MD
            Douglas Bentley, MD
            Franklyn Cladis, MD
            Eric Davidson, MD
            David Glover, DO|
            Shiv Goel, MBBS, MS
            Sharad Khetarpal, MD, MBBS
            Grace Lim, MD, MSc
            Charles Lin, MD
            Charles Luke, MD
            Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA
            Steven Orebaugh, MD
            Beverly Pearce-Smith, MD
            Vladislav Shick, MD
            Nicole Verdecchia, MD 
            Mihaela Visoiu, MD
            Casey Wollenman, MD 


          • Participating hospitals:
          • - UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: a pediatric hospital and trauma center with orthopedics, oncology, thoracic, urology, GI, general surgery and plastics.

            - UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital:  a women’s hospital with orthopedics, gynecology, oncology, bariatrics and a labor and delivery suite with over 10,000 births per year.

            - UPMC Mercy:  a University hospital with emphasis on joint replacement, orthopedic oncology, thoracic, urology, GI, general surgery, plastics, trauma and burns.

            - UPMC Passavant: a community hospital and ambulatory center with emphasis on joint replacement, orthopedic oncology, thoracic, urology, GI, general surgery and plastics

            - UPMC Shadyside: a community hospital with emphasis on joint replacement, orthopedic oncology, thoracic, urology, GI, general surgery and plastics.

            - UPMC Presbyterian:  a University Level I trauma center hospital with emphasis on trauma, thoracic, urology, GI, general surgery, plastics, sports medicine and transplantation.

            - UPMC St Margaret:  a community hospital with emphasis on family-centered care from children to seniors and comprehensive perioperative care including preoperative assessment, regional analgesic modalities, and post-anesthetic care of both inpatient and ambulatory patients.

            Ambulatory Centers:

            UPMC Passavant – Cranberry        

            UPMC South Surgery Center – Bethel Park

            UPMC St. Margaret Harmar Outpatient Center