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.
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.
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.
Fellows have the opportunity to learn anesthetic blocks and develop innovative approaches to anesthetic care using fresh, non-embalmed cadavers that replicate living tissue.
Fellows receive training in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block techniques through lectures and workshops.
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.
Basic focus assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training is available for Fellows throughout the year.
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.
Fellows are asked to participate in academic activity which may include clinical research, review articles, book chapters, or other academic or administrative projects.
The Department of Anesthesiology offers a variety of electives to Fellows enrolled in the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in departmental digital media projects, including writing patient and professional medical features for the website.
Improving Uganda’s Surgical Outcomes through Regional Anesthesiology Education
by Lee Rasamny, MD, 2015-2016 Fellow
An Inside Look at Anesthesia Care in a Developing Nation
by Jennifer Charles, MD, 2015-2016 Fellow
Memtsoudis S, Cozowicz C et al. Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guideline on Preoperative Screening and Assessment of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2016 June 1. [Epub ahead of print.]
Haskins S et al. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Blocks: A New Paradigm in High-Risk Patients? Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology. 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpa.2016.04.004
YaDeau JT, Gordon MA, Goytizolo EA, Lin Y, Fields KG et al. Buprenorphine, Clonidine, Dexamethasone, and Ropivacaine for Interscalene Nerve Blockade: A Prospective, Randomized, Blinded, Ropivacaine Dose-Response Study. Pain Med. 2016 May;17(5):940-60.
Mary J. Hargett
Administrative Director, Education