Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine offer one non-ACGME accredited fellowship in pediatric regional anesthesia medicine.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine/The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offer 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 and perioperative pain management. Pediatric regional anesthesia continues to increase in popularity and has become an integral aspect of a balanced pediatric anesthetic.
Current anesthesia trainees and practitioners are realizing (as anesthetic subspecialties are becoming more common) to deliver safe, effective and successful pediatric regional anesthesia, further training is necessary.
Our fellowship focuses on advanced regional anesthesia techniques using ultrasound and nerve stimulation, including placing inpatient and ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters. The fellow will also manage opioid infusions and non-opioid adjuvants while acquiring knowledge of their indications, adverse effects, potential complications and everyday management.
The experience encompasses regional anesthesia for the inpatient and outpatient realms, the acute pain service, as well as exposure to the pediatric chronic pain clinic and the inpatient pediatric palliative care service.
The amount of regional anesthetics we perform monthly is among the top five pediatric institutions in the country (typically 400 – 500 blocks per quarter). We have a robust data collection system capturing information on every regional technique performed in our department, providing ample opportunities for research and quality improvement.
After developing the appropriate advanced skill-set, our fellows are 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) and acute pain management in children of all ages. Time and opportunities for academic development in education, clinical and outcomes research focused on regional anesthesia are available.
Fellows will complete a formal 6 (or 12) month rotation in pediatric regional anesthesia and acute pain management at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The fellow will learn to employ multimodal analgesic management including the use of neuraxial and peripheral nerve injections/catheters. The regional anesthesia techniques will be performed in all age groups (infant, child, adolescent) and include upper and lower extremity blocks, truncal blocks, and neuraxial blocks (epidural catheters and spinal anesthesia).
The fellow will participate in the acute pain service, rounding on post block regional anesthesia patients, acute postoperative pain patients, as well as inpatient complex pain patients. The fellow will become comfortable managing multimodal modes of anesthesia, patient and nurse controlled anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, continuous peripheral nerve blockade, lidocaine and ketamine infusions, as well as managing opioid and benzodiazepine withdrawal.
During the fellowship, the fellow will have rotations in the outpatient pediatric chronic pain clinic, and the inpatient pediatric palliative care service. The fellow will be provided an opportunity to supervise anesthesia residents in the use of ultrasonography for peripheral and central neuraxial blocks.
Research / Scholarly Activity
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research and will be given appropriate non-clinical time (as needed) to fulfill these goals. There will be opportunities for the fellow to become involved in research already in progress or to develop an original project. The types of activities that would suffice as academic projects include a:
The fellow will have the opportunity to attend a national meeting (ASRA, IARS, SPA, ASA).
Fellow is expected to deliver a Grand Rounds lecture, including a relevant literature review, at least once during the course of the fellowship.
Additional conference and lectures include:
The eligible candidate will have completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship or equivalent. We have one fellowship position available for six or 12 months. If you would like to be considered for a fellowship position, please send the following application materials to the appropriate staff listed below.
Inquiries and application materials should be sent to:
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205