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Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care & Pain Medicine Fellowships Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship in NYU Langone’s Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine provides trainees with the comprehensive knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary for delivering anesthesia care to infants, children, and adolescents.

Under the leadership of Anna E. Jankowska, MD, program director, and Joanna B. Rothstein, MD, associate program director, our training program enables fellows to become perioperative consultants in the field. The one-year fellowship, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), is offered through the department’s Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Our pediatric patients include those at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue who are scheduled for elective or emergency surgery; have a chronic illness or congenital syndrome; are critically ill or injured; require anesthesia or sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; or suffer from acute or chronic pain.

Fellowship Clinical Training

Our clinical training and care take place in a wide variety of hospital settings, including the operating room, post-anesthesia care unit, inpatient hospital floors, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and imaging suites.

Fellowship training includes the following rotations:

  • six months on pediatric general anesthesiology service (includes regional anesthesiology, difficult airway experience, and training at off-site anesthesiology locations)
  • three months on congenital cardiac anesthesiology service
  • one month on pediatric neurosurgical anesthesiology service
  • one month on pediatric critical care service (includes rotations on neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and a congenital cardiovascular care unit)
  • one-month rotation on the pediatric acute and chronic pain service at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania

Fellowship Didactic Program

Our didactic program includes comprehensive lecture series and simulation sessions, research exposure, team leadership skill development, and supervisory and teaching experience, including the following:

  • weekly Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine Grand Rounds
  • weekly departmental practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI)
  • weekly Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference (includes core fellowship lecture series, pediatric anesthesiology PBLI, morbidity and mortality conferences, and journal club conferences and seminars)
  • a weekly multidisciplinary Combined Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgical Conference
  • quarterly simulation sessions
  • oral and written board preparation activities

Career Preparation for Fellows

An integral part of the fellowship training is preparing physicians for a variety of careers in the field. Our faculty provide fellows with career mentoring and teaching and supervisory opportunities, exposure to a number of different pediatric research opportunities, and access to departmental quality improvement activities. We also encourage lifelong learning in pediatric anesthesiology and recommend that fellows participate in national conferences and societies.

Fellowship Application Process

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®), or The Match®, where information on pediatric anesthesiology fellowships is available. We offer one fellowship position per year.

Fellowship education begins on August 1 of the year following the match and ends on July 31 of the following year. All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) and are accepted until May 15. Our ACGME Program ID is 0423504068.

Please do not send application materials to us directly, unless we have requested additional supplemental documentation.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are evaluated on the strength of their preparedness, aptitude, academic credentials, ability to perform in a multidisciplinary team care setting, capability to pass the pediatric anesthesiology subspecialty board exam, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

Acceptance into the fellowship is conditional upon the following criteria:

  • successful completion of a core residency in anesthesiology
  • qualification to enter the certification process of the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • certification in pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support
  • license to practice medicine in the state of New York and in Pennsylvania (both are required once accepted into the fellowship)
  • compliance with all policies established by NYU Langone Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Interviews

Fellowship applicants are interviewed by our pediatric anesthesiology faculty. All applicants selected for an interview receive information on salary, leave, and the terms and conditions of employment on interview day. After the NRMP® match date, applicants receive an offer letter from the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship program director.

Contact Us

For questions about the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jankowska, program director, at anna.jankowska@nyulangone.org or 212-263-5072, or Dr. Rothstein, associate program director, at joanna.rothstein@nyulangone.org or 212-263-5072.

For questions concerning an application, please contact Pamela Shaw-Griffiths, fellowship coordinator, at pamela.shaw@nyulangone.org or 212-598-6074.