Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program

The one-year, ACGME- accredited Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive experience that will allow a trainee to acquire and maintain knowledge, psychomotor skills and attitudes necessary to provide comprehensive anesthesia care to infants, children, and adolescents, and to become a perioperative consultants in pediatric anesthesiology.   

The patient population includes those scheduled for elective or emergency surgery, those with chronic illness and congenital syndromes, those who are critically ill or injured, those requiring anesthesia or sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and those suffering from acute and chronic pain.

Clinical care activities will take place in a wide variety of hospital settings including the operating room, post anesthesia care unit, inpatient hospital wards, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and imaging suites.

A broad educational program also includes comprehensive lecture series and simulation sessions, research exposure, team leadership skill development, and supervisory/teaching experience.  

Clinical experience:

  • 6 months on our Pediatric General Anesthesiology service (including regional anesthesiology, difficult airway, off-site anesthesiology locations)
  • 3 months on our Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology Service
  • 1 month on our Pediatric Neuroanesthesiology service 
  • 1 month on our Pediatric Critical Care Service (includes rotations in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units and Congenital Cardiovascular Care Unit)
  • 1 month on Pediatric Acute and Chronic Pain Service at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in PA

Educational Program:

  • Weekly Departmental Grand Rounds
  • Weekly Departmental PBLI
  • Weekly Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference (includes Core Fellowship Lecture Series, Pediatric Anesthesiology specific PBLI, M&M, and journal club conferences and seminars) 
  • Weekly Multidisciplinary Congenital Cardiovascular Conference
  • Quarterly Simulation sessions
  • Oral and written board preparation activities

Career preparation:

  • Formal career mentoring
  • Exposure to multiple diverse exciting pediatric research opportunities
  • Participation in departmental continuous quality improvement activities
  • Teaching and supervisory opportunity for fellows
  • Preparation in lifelong learning in pediatric anesthesiology (including participation in national conferences and societies)