Anesthesiology for Professionals

MSKCC Rotation for Fellows

During the Fellowship year, each fellow will participate in a consecutive four-week rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) where they will be exposed to regional anesthesia techniques not routinely performed at Hospital for Special Surgery.

The rotation will focus on regional anesthesia approaches to the body’s trunk including, but not limited to:

  • Paravertebral blocks
  • Transverse abdominal plane (TAP) blocks
  • Thoracic epidurals (in both adult and pediatric patients)

Fellows will utilize both ultrasound and nerve stimulator techniques. The MSKCC rotation is taught by chronic pain specialists, providing fellows an opportunity to apply clinical regional anesthesia skills to patients with chronic pain in a perioperative setting. Fellows are exposed to oncology-based surgery and learn how to select the best types of blocks for cancer resections.

After completing the first two weeks of the rotation, fellows will meet with the MSKCC Site Director, or Designee, to discuss case assignments and preferences, and formulate a clinical plan for the remaining two weeks.