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Fellowships in Anesthesiology

The Montefiore Medical Center - Department of Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs take advantage of the wide spectrum of patients and expertise available at a major teaching hospital.  The Department offers several academic fellowships in Anesthesia subspecialties.  These are one-year, CA-4 level programs encompassing clinical care, bedside and didactic teaching of residents, and consultation and collaboration with Staff Anesthesiologists. Fellows also participate in a busy clinical research program with opportunities to complete several research projects and present findings at national meetings. 


Fellowship in Anesthesiology - Neuro-Anesthesiology

The Division of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center is excited to offer a Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship. Our fellow will work in the OR and the Neurointerventional Suite, participating in elective as well as emergency cases, both pediatric and adult. In addition, the fellow will spend one month learning Intraoperative Neurointerventional Monitoring. An elective month in Neurocritical Care or Neuroradiology is offered. The fellow will attend Anesthesiology and selected Neurosurgery and Neurology Grand Rounds. In addition, the fellow will attend monthly interdisciplinary Intra-Arterial Stroke management meetings. The fellow will plan and lead weekly Journal Club for residents rotating in Neuroanesthesia, develop and conduct a research project and attend 2 national level Neuroanesthesia/Neurocritical care meetings.

If you are interested in our Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship, please contact:

A Elisabeth Abramowicz, M.D.
Chief, Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Director Neuroanesthesia Fellowship
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Clinical Neurosurgery
Montefiore Medical Center
apabramo@montefiore.org


Fellowship in Anesthesiology - Cardiac Anesthesia

The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center is proud to offer an ACGME accredited fellowship.  Our division provides care for over 1,000 cardiothoracic cases a year with a wide range of procedures.  This diverse complement of cases provides our fellows with exposure to state-of- the- art care for patients undergoing cardiac and thoracic surgery.  Our case mix includes:

  • Atrial fibrillation surgery: The Maze Procedure
  • Aortic valve-sparing surgery
  • Aneurysm surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Ventricular reconstruction
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Pediatric heart surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Mechanical heart devices:
    • Bridge to transplant
    • Bridge to recovery
    • Destination therapy

This fellowship is designed to provide training in the perioperative care of patients undergoing all types of cardiac and thoracic procedures. During the fellowship year, there is significant exposure to research and participation at national meetings.  We offer extensive didactics in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) which includes the use of TEE simulation. In addition, we provide exposure to 3D TEE affording the fellow maximal contact to the latest technology available for the care of cardiac patients. Fellows will become proficient in the perioperative evaluation, management, and follow-up of complex cardiothoracic patients. At the conclusion of their fellowship, they will be able to act as expert consultants to our surgical and medical colleagues and teach the concepts to residents. 

We currently offer 3 ACGME accredited fellowship positions available per year. The cardiothoracic fellowship is a 12 month program with interviews conducted approximately 18 months prior to start date of fellowship. The decision process is usually finalized by the first week of July the year prior to the start of fellowship. 

If you are interested in our Cardiothoracic Fellowship, please contact:

Jonathan D. Leff, M.D.
Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Director Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Montefiore Medical Center
Jleff@montefiore.org

Once your application is reviewed and accepted you will be notified with interview dates. We will begin our interview process in the beginning of February. We will conduct interviews on Mondays and Fridays. We are currently accepting applications for academic year 2014 – 2015. Our program participates in the SF Match. In order for you to be considered for an interview you must register with the SFMatch (The San Francisco matching program) www.sfmatch.org. Our program is registered as Program ID #4794, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Match.

Applicant online registration is now open. The Rank list deadline for both programs and applicants is Monday, June 3, 2013. All rank lists must be submitted by 12:00pm.


Fellowship in Anesthesiology - Regional Anesthesia

The Montefiore Medical Center Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship is a collaboration between two of the main teaching centers at Montefiore Moses Medical Centerand Albert Einstein/Jack D. Weiler Hospital. The fellowship will emphasize the perioperative management of patients receiving neuraxial or peripheral neural blockade for anesthesia or analgesia. Fellows will become experts in the practice and theory of regional anesthesiology. The fellowship will emphasize multimodal analgesic techniques such as neuraxial and peripheral nerve catheters, local anesthetics and narcotic infusions, and non-narcotic analgesic adjuvants with emphasis on indications, contraindications, side effects, potential complications, and daily management of patients on the acute pain service. The fellow becomes experienced in lumbar and thoracic epidurals, subarachnoid blocks and a variety of upper and lower extremity and continuous catheters. In addition, the fellow will participate in all aspects of educational activities, including grand rounds, regional anesthesia workshops, and clinical and/or laboratory research.

The 2 fellowship positions are open to candidates who have successfully completed residency training in anesthesiology at an accredited training program and who are board eligible or certified in anesthesiology.

For further information about our Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology, contact :

Naum Shaparin, MD
Program Director, Regional Fellowship

Division, Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Montefiore Medical Center
nshapari@montefiore.org


Advanced Airway/Otorhinolaryngology Fellowship

We are excited to offer a collaborative Advanced Airway /Otorhinolaryngology fellowship—the only one of its kind on the east coast. This fellowship offers a comprehensive case mix including:

  • Bariatrics
  • Oromaxillofacial
  • Thoracic
  • Plastics
  • Pediatrics
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Rotations with otorhinolaryngology, sleep medicine, and interventional pulmonology complete the experience. Fellows also:

  • Participate in Fellows College. This is a unique educational experience focused on immersion in Grand Rounds, Journal Club, teaching experiences with medical student and resident s, as well as development and production of an Internal Review Board publication.
  • Attend two national meetings associated with airway management, and become members of the Society of Airway Management and the Society of Head and Neck Anesthesia.

At the conclusion of the year, fellows are expert consult in complex airway management with a command of subspecialty services and their implications in difficult airway management. 

The fellowship position is open to candidates who have successfully completed residency training in an anesthesiology training program and who are board eligible or certified in anesthesiology.

For further information regarding Fellowship in Advanced Airway /Otorhinolaryngology contact:

Tracey Straker MD MPH
Director of Advanced Airway Fellowship/Rotation
Associate Director Generalist Division
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Montefiore Medical Center
tstraker@montefiore.org


Fellowship in Anesthesiology – Pediatric Anesthesia

The Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center is proud to offer an ACGME accredited fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology. The fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with an in depth educational experience in the care of children in the perioperative period. With all surgical subspecialties represented and over 3,000 pediatric cases a year the fellow will receive a robust training opportunity and will emerge with the expertise to care for even the most critically ill child.  Fellows will rotate through our pediatric intensive care unit for 1 month, the pediatric pain service for a total of 1 month; receive 1 month of elective time as well as 1 month of research time.  The other 7 months the fellow will be in the operating room at offsite locations performing both pediatric general as well as pediatric neurosurgical, thoracic, and cardiac anesthesia.

If you are interested in our Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, please contact:

Rebecca N Lintner, MD
Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology     
Associate Director Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Montefiore Medical Center
rlintner@montefiore.org


  

For applicants:

For application submissions, please contact the Program Administrator, Ms. Debbie Lopez at deblopez@montefiore.org

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • A completed hard copy of the fellowship application
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement (1 page maximum)
  • Copies of  in-training scores to date
  • Three (3) letters of reference from current supervisors