• Now accepting applications for 2018-2019 Fellowship
  • Clinical electives, like a mission trip, round out the training experience
  • RA&APM Fellowship adds MSK rotation
  • HSS anesthesiologists performed more than 40K procedures in 2016

Anesthesiology for Professionals

Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

The Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at HSS is a one year clinical or a two year combined clinical/research fellowship program designed to expose the participant to a wealth of clinical and academic opportunities, tailored to individual interests and career goals. Beyond participation in a broad spectrum of surgical cases, Fellows also rotate to the Acute Pain Service.


  • Duration: 1 year for clinical Fellowship, 2 years for combined clinical/research Fellowship – late July/early August start date (after ABA Board Exams)
  • Stipend: $80,222 per annum/benefits + $3000.00 academic fund + opportunities for additional compensation for academic fund/expenses by working select Saturday ORs
  • Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Available for: Graduates of accredited Anesthesiology Residency Programs

Fellowship Clinical Duties

Approximately 40,000 anesthetic procedures are performed each year at HSS. Because of our large case volume, Fellows are exposed to a wide spectrum of anesthesia techniques for orthopedics.

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 HSS.


The didactic component of our program provides Fellows with the opportunity to supplement their clinical duties with comprehensive discussion and interaction with other Fellows, attending staff, and visiting professors. We host CME-accredited programs on Mondays and Thursdays that feature Journal Clubs, Grand Rounds, Research Presentations, M&M Conferences, and Interdisciplinary Conferences.

Special Programs

Fellows learn anesthesia blocks at the Cadaver Lab
Cadaver Lab

Fellows have the opportunity to learn anesthetic blocks and develop innovative approaches to anesthetic care using fresh, non-embalmed cadavers that replicate living tissue.

Daniel Maalouf, MD, teaches ultrasound-guided anesthesia to Fellows
Introduction to Ultrasound

Fellows receive training in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block techniques through lectures and workshops.

Fellow prepping for Oral Boards
Oral Board Preparation

We provide an intensive oral board review course that runs once-twice weekly for three months preceding the start of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s Oral Board Examination.

Fellows participate in an intensive simulation scenario
Simulation Education

Fellows engage in intensive regional anesthesiology-based simulations designed to help develop crisis resource management and metacognitive skills.

Stephen Haskins, MD, instructing FATE course
FATE & POCUS Certification

Basic focus assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training is available for Fellows throughout the year.

2015-2016 Fellow Lee Rasamny, MD, teaches resident
Teaching Opportunities

 Fellows have the opportunity to interact with and lead educational conferences with rotating residents and have the opportunity to supervise CA1 residents in the operating room and teach Weill Cornell Medical College students.

Presenting research at the annual ASRA Conference
Scholarly Activity

Fellows are asked to participate in academic activity which may include clinical research, review articles, book chapters, or other academic or administrative projects.

A snapshot of Mulago Hospital in Uganda
Clinical Electives

The Department of Anesthesiology offers a variety of electives to Fellows enrolled in the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.

Fellows learn anesthesia blocks at the Cadaver Lab
Digital Media

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in departmental digital media projects, including writing patient and professional medical features for the website.


Insight From Our Fellows:

Lee Rasamany, MD, 2015-2016 Fellow

Improving Uganda’s Surgical Outcomes through Regional Anesthesiology Education
by Lee Rasamny, MD, 2015-2016 Fellow

Jennifer Charles, MD, 2015-2016 Fellow

An Inside Look at Anesthesia Care in a Developing Nation
by Jennifer Charles, MD, 2015-2016 Fellow

From Research:

  1. YaDeau, JT; Liguori, GA. Loaded Dice? Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Issue: Volume 42(2), March/April 2017, p 275
  2. AB Zininberg EV, Jules-Elysee KM, Parks ML. Mycobacterium avium complex septic arthritis presenting as osteonecrosis of the femoral head in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Orthopedics. 2017;5:1–4. doi:10.3928/01477447-20161229-04.
  3. Gungor S, Rana B, Fields K, Bae J, Mount L, Buschiazzo V, Storm H. Changes in the Skin Conductance Monitor as an End Point for Sympathetic Nerve Blocks. Pain Medicine. 2017 Feb 1.doi: 10.1093/pm/pnw318.

More Publications

Contact Education:

Mary J. Hargett
Administrative Director, Education