Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship


Through a collaboration between the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Einstein (CHAM) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship provides comprehensive, collaborative training that allows our fellows to learn the skills necessary to provide the highest level of care for our pediatric patients. Our fellows have the unique opportunity to serve children from the culturally diverse borough of the Bronx, as well as those who travel to CHAM from around the Tri-State area, the country, and the globe.

This one-year fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We offer two positions annually and, as of 2024, will transition to the San Francisco (SF) Match.

Clinical Experience

At the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Einstein, we handle more than 5,000 surgical cases each year across all subspecialties. During their training, fellows administer anesthesia for general surgery as well as neurological surgery, thoracic, cardiac, orthopedic, urologic and craniofacial surgery in pediatric patients ranging in age from premature neonates to adolescents in the operating rooms as well as offsite locations. Fellows will rotate through our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for one month and will receive one month of elective time as well as one month of research time.

Educational Experience

The fellowship educational experience centers around a combination of interactive didactics led via the Socratic Method as well as hands-on teaching. Each Friday morning is protected time for the fellows to participate in journal club, M&M, and guest lectures. We also hold a separate monthly Fellows' College and a cardiac lecture series. This schedule is complemented by interdisciplinary simulation with ENT, PICU, and nursing. Fellows have the opportunity to attend annual workshops at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and are encouraged to attend national conferences such as for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA).

Research Opportunities

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is unique in providing fellows with one full month of research time — outside of elective time and non-clinical days — to pursue a variety of research interests. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in ongoing projects or to start one of their own with guided mentorship and the support of the Department of Anesthesiology Digital Health Research Lab. This includes a variety of clinical research and quality/performance improvement studies that are ongoing in the Department of Anesthesiology. Fellows are encouraged to present their work at national conferences.

Applying for the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

January 5, 2024: SF Match opens for submitting fellowship applications

April 15, 2024: Interviews begin (virtual this year)

June 11, 2024: Rank list due

June 25, 2024: Match Day

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, please contact our program director:


Jerry Chao, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Montefiore Einstein
Albert Einstein College of Medicine