We are pleased to announce the first Regional Anesthesia Fellowship program in California to be recognized by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Directors.
At UC San Diego, postgraduate fellows will be immersed in a comprehensive curriculum incorporating advanced regional anesthesia techniques, such as continuous perineural infusion and ultrasound-guidance; multimodal acute pain management strategies; and clinical and translational research.
The UC San Diego Regional Anesthesia Fellowship emphasizes expert training in state-of-the-art regional anesthesia techniques and multi-modal strategies for acute pain management. We constantly strive to keep our curriculum fresh and provide our fellows with the most comprehensive and advanced training program available.
RAAPM Fellowship Overview
The fellowship structure is:
- Very flexible, with time allocated to the inpatient and ambulatory center block rooms, Acute Pain Service, OR, and nonclinical pursuits
- Fellows will spend dedicated time in the anatomy lab dissecting cadavers early in the fellowship year
Our fellows practice in a block room setting in order to gain necessary repetition and a high volume of procedures, where they learn strategies to optimize patient flow, increase procedural efficiency and system performance, and establish patient rapport for effective follow-up.
In addition to clinical training, our fellows have the opportunity to:
- Participate in our productive clinical research program. Fellows’ involvement in research can range from simply performing the research-related procedures to heading up their own projects as principal investigators.
- We recently added a new pediatric regional anesthesia and pain management rotation in collaboration with Anesthesia Services Medical Group at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Positions: 4 annually (3 July-June, 1 January-December)
Due to clinical expansion, we will be adding an additional fellowship position November 2017-October 2018.
One-Year Fellowship - Clinical and didactic training in regional anesthesia and analgesia
- Evaluate patients
- Perform regional anesthesia procedures in a regional anesthesia induction area (aka “block room”)
- Follow patients postoperatively
- Fellows spend one day per week in the OR either supervising residents or providing direct patient care as staff anesthesiologists
- All other clinical time is spent either directly administering or teaching residents how to perform regional blocks or caring for patients as part of the Acute Pain Service
- Master basic single-injection and continuous peripheral nerve block techniques
- Employ ultrasound-guidance and electrical stimulation, as well as advanced ultrasound-guided regional
anesthesia procedures and paravertebral blocks
- Gain experience managing continuous perineural infusions for inpatients and outpatients, as well adjunct analgesic medications
- Learn to apply regional anesthesia techniques in a variety of surgical settings including trauma, elective outpatient and more invasive orthopedics, vascular surgery, abdominal and pelvic procedures, head and neck surgery, and plastic/reconstructive surgery for adult and pediatric patients
Salary Year 1: approximately $62,676 (2016-2017), salary range may increase each following year.
Please submit a
Regional Fellowship Application, an updated CV, three letters of recommendation (program director and preferably mentor), a recent picture, USMLE and Specialty In-Service Scores, copy of Medical School Diploma and a brief personal statement outlining interest in fellowship and the specialty of regional anesthesia (600-word maximum).
Applications for the 2018 regional fellowship year will be accepted from
January 15th through May15th, 2017. We have
four positions available, 3 in July and one in January the following year.
Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed.
- Wendy Abramson, MD
- Richard H. Bellars, MD
- Ching-Rong Cheng, MD
- Rodney Gabriel, MD
- Brian M. Ilfeld, MD, MS
- Bahareh Khatibi, MD
- Nick Kormylo, MD
- Amanda Monahan, MD
- Engy T.Said, MD
- NavParkash S. Sandhu, MD, MS
- Preetham Suresh, MD
- Jacklynn Sztain, MD
- Mark Wallace, MD
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0898
La Jolla, CA 92093-0898
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- John Finneran, MD
- Deepa Asokan, MD
- Beamy Sharma, MD MBA
- Vanessa Loland, MD 2006
- Steven Back, MD 2007
- Gloria Chang, MD 2008
- Lynna Choy, MD 2008
- Justin Heil, MD 2009
- Steven Suydam, MD 2009
- Matt Charous, MD 2010
- Edward Kim, MD 2010
- Sarah Madison, MD 2010
- Amanda Peterson, MD 2010
- Robert Mc Graw, MD 2011
- Brenna Hise, MD 2011
- Juliette Humsi, MD 2011
- Nisha Malhotra, MD 2011
- Wendy Abramson MD 2012
- Amanda Monahan, MD 2012
- Joel Feinstein, MD 2013
- Anthony Machi, MD 2013
- Bahareh Khatibi, MD 2013
- Jacklynn Sztain, MD 2014
- Rajesh Reddy, MD 2014
- Engy Said, MD 2014
- Nathalie Hernandez, MD, 2015
- Nivek Amin, MD 2015
- Jennifer Jou, MD 2015
- Laura Park, MD 2016
- Patrick Nguyen, MD 2016