Tarun Bhalla, MD
David Martin, MD
Associate Program Director
The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center is offering a non–ACGME Accredited Fellowship in pediatric regional anesthesia medicine.
We welcome all applications for an opportunity to be a leader in cutting-edge pediatric anesthetic care in perioperative pain management. Pediatric regional anesthesia has become increasingly popular over recent past, and has become an integral aspect of a balanced pediatric anesthetic. Current anesthesia trainees and practicioners are realizing (as anesthetic subspecialities are becoming more common) to deliver safe, effective and succesful pediatric regional anesthesia, further training is necessary. Our fellowship focuses on advanced regional anesthesia techniques using ultrasound and nerve stimulation, as well as placing inpatient and outpatient peripheral nerve catheters. The experience encompasses both the inpatient and outpatient realm as well as some time in an adult institution and pediatric chronic pain clinic for additional exposure. The amount of regional anesthetics we perform monthly is usually amongst the top five pediatric institutions in the country (usually 80-200 blocks per month). We are an integral member of the pediatric regional anesthesia network (PRAN), in which we record every regional technique being performed by an anesthesia provider in the hospital. After developing the appropriate advanced skill-set, our fellows are heavily involved with teaching our pediatric anesthesia fellows as well as residents. We also expect our fellows to be involved with manuscript submission and/or poster submission to national and international meetings.
The training will help develop competency in placement and management of regional anesthesia blocks (single shot and catheter, peripheral and neuraxial) in children of all ages. Time and opportunities for academic development in education, clinical and outcomes research focused on regional anesthesia are available.
For more information, please contact:
Tarun Bhalla, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205