Department of Anesthesia Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

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The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Boston Children's Hospital is offering non-ACGME accredited fellowship training in pediatric regional anesthesia. This competitive program has been developed in response to the increase in the demand for sophisticated regional anesthesia techniques in pediatric populations and the recognition that the next generation of pediatric anesthesiologists will benefit greatly from advanced knowledge and skill in regional anesthesia. Boston Children's Hospital is a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School.  

This fellowship level program provides the didactics and experience necessary to allow program graduates to function at a consultant level of proficiency in regional anesthesia and perioperative pain management for neonates, infants and children. Clinical experience consists of the provision and management of advanced regional anesthesia techniques throughout the main hospital and satellite outpatient facilities with the regional anesthesia fellow functioning as a key member of a free-standing Pediatric Regional Team.  Boston Children's Hospital is committed to the development and maintenance of a robust Regional Anesthesia Program and institutionally performed 3041 regional anesthetics from Nov. 2012-Oct. 2013. The case load consists of 5-17 blocks per day of which 40% are continuous catheter techniques.  The regional staff has access to state of the art ultrasound technology and 90% of blocks are placed with ultrasound guidance.

Clinical and basic research in regional anesthesia outcomes and pain management in infants and children is well supported by the structure and resources of the Department and regional fellows have abundant opportunity to pursue academic interests. Faculty members at BCH have pioneered ultrasound-guided paravertebral, fascia iliaca and lumbar plexus blocks and infant TAP catheters.

Contact Information

Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

David Waisel, MD
Director, Perioperative Regional Anesthesia Service< br /> Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(617) 355-7737

Marybeth Sweeney
Fellowship Coordinator, Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Fellowship
Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
333 Longwood Ave, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

To request an application or information about a fellowship in the Department of Anesthesia, please complete our online form , or print our application form using Acrobat Reader from Adobe, fill out the information as indicated, and return it to us at:

Department of Anesthesia
Boston Children's Hospital
333 Longwood Ave, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

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