Fellowships in Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology’s Fellowship Programs take advantage of the wide spectrum of patients and expertise available at Montefiore Medical Center to provide comprehensive, one-year training in anesthesia subspecialties. These fellowships are CA-4 level programs encompassing clinical care, bedside and didactic teaching of residents, and close collaboration with attending anesthesiologists. Fellows also participate in active clinical research with opportunities to complete several research projects and present findings at national conferences. A monthly Fellow’s College conference series provides education and guidance to all Anesthesiology Fellows on a range of non-clinical topics, complimenting their clinical and research experience.
The ACGME-accredited Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship trains physicians to provide anesthetic management for a wide range of cardiothoracic surgical procedures, from structural heart and robotic-assisted procedures to complex LVAD implantations and heart and lung transplants. Fellows also gain experience with TTE and TEE for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacements, mitral clip, and Watchman procedures. ACTA Fellows also each participate in an IRB-approved research study and submit an abstract to the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.
The collaborative Advanced Airway/Otorhinolaryngology Fellowship is the only one of its kind on the East Coast and is designed to train fellows to be experts in complex airway management with a command of subspecialty services and their implications in difficult airway management. Fellows learn cutting-edge techniques in airway management and care for patients undergoing a wide variety of procedures including bariatric surgery, ORL, invasive pulmonology and oromaxillofacial procedures.
The Neuroanesthesia Fellowship Program provides extensive experience for fellows to work on neurosurgical and neuro-interventional cases that include pediatric and adult vascular, tumor, spinal cord and spine, chronic pain, stroke and epilepsy interventions as well as craniofacial remodeling. Fellows participate in interdisciplinary conferences with Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, and Stroke and Epilepsy Neurology, and have the opportunity to pursue an elective month in Neurocritical Care or Neuroradiology.
The ACGME-accredited Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program provides comprehensive training to develop fellows into sub-specialty consultants, patient safety advocates, and scholars that adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. Fellows are key members of the obstetric anesthesia consult service, where we see many high-risk parturients and create safe anesthetic plans. Fellows work closely with all members of the labor floor care team and will spend additional rotations in maternal fetal medicine, neonatology, research, and the intensive care unit.
The ACGME-accredited Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship provides comprehensive, collaborative training at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) that allows our fellows to learn the skills necessary to provide the highest quality of care for our pediatric patients. The Department of Anesthesiology handles more than 4,000 surgical cases performed on infants, children and adolescents annually, covering a broad range of general pediatric surgery as well as subspecialties in interventional cardiology, thoracic surgery, plastics and reconstructive surgery, ENT, orthopedics, urology, and neurosurgery. Fellows will rotate through our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for one month and will also receive one month of elective time and one month of research time.
The Department of Anesthesiology offers 6 Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship positions each year – 3 ACGME accredited fellowship positions and 3 combined attending/fellowship positions. Fellows rotate at Montefiore’s Wakefield and Hutch campuses and provide care for patients undergoing a wide range of procedures, including orthopedic, vascular, plastic surgery, and ambulatory procedures. Fellows learn to provide regional anesthesia for both intraoperative anesthesia and for post-operative pain management. The fellowship emphasizes 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 and acute pain medicine.