Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers four one-year ACGME accredited fellowship positions in pediatric anesthesiology.
In 2015, more than 34,000 anesthetics were performed at Nationwide Children's, including patients undergoing complex cardiac, transplant, craniofacial, neonatal, neurosurgical, orthopedic and urological procedures. This clinical volume, coupled with the small number of ACGME fellows, has allowed the department to offer potential applicants an outstanding clinical experience that is tailored to meet their expectations for a rewarding and challenging fellowship year.
The Anesthesiology Department at Nationwide Children's is committed to providing a robust clinical and educational experience for fellows in an environment that fosters scientific inquiry, research and support. Over the years, Nationwide Children’s has experienced unprecedented growth in the area of scientific and clinical investigation with its Research Institute occupying more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space on the Nationwide Children's Hospital campus. To date, Nationwide Children’s is one of the largest pediatric research centers in the United States and is ranked among the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children's hospitals.
Nationwide Children's is the only children’s hospital in the city of Columbus and was ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital 2015-2016 Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 12 children’s centers in the country with all ten pediatric specialties represented five years in a row. Nationwide Children's is anchored by a state-of-the-art 460-bed patient care tower on the main campus with the onsite ambulatory and main operating room surgical domains, as well as a freestanding ambulatory surgery center in Westerville. Continued clinical growth within the Anesthesiology Department has allowed fellows broader exposure to the numerous challenges of a modern day pediatric anesthesiologist. The Department of Anesthesiology remains personable and collegial with fellows making up the heart of the educational mission. Nationwide Children's strives to create an atmosphere where fellows are mentored in a stimulating and supportive environment.
Nationwide Children's participates in the pediatric anesthesiology match program and places all four positions in the match.
We also have a robust Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship for international scholars with 2-4 fellows per 2-year class who have come from India, Costa Rica, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Scotland.
What You Need to Know
Experience & Schedule
The pediatric anesthesiology fellowship is 12 months in duration. The bulk of the year is spent in the main operating rooms with a minimum of two months spent in the cardiac operating rooms and cardiac catheterization suites. Fellows will also have rotations devoted to regional anesthesia, acute/chronic pain, PACU and remote anesthesia (predominately in various radiology suites).
Fellows are expected to participate in a research project during their fellowship with the intent of presenting at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology and/or the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia or another meeting of commensurate standing. Fellows will also complete a Quality Improvement project during their fellowship as per ACGME guidelines.
Facilities & Case Volume
In 2015, more than 34,000 anesthetics were provided with over 30+ daily anesthetizing locations which include:
- 15 rooms in the main operating room including an intraoperative MRI/OR suite, an OR dedicated for robotic surgery, and a hybrid cardiac OR, with 6 new additional operating rooms scheduled to open by 2017 (total 21)
- 2 cardiac catheterization labs (hybrid OR/Cath lab design)
- 3 Dental rooms in a separate dental clinic
- 4 MRI suites (not including MRI in the main operating room)
- 3 Interventional Radiology Suites with an additional room for “less invasive” procedures
- 3 GI/Endoscopy suites
- 4 Ambulatory rooms in main campus
- 4 Ambulatory rooms in Westerville Surgery Center
- Procedure room in the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
- Sedation locations (CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound)
- Procedure Center (2 operating rooms)
Faculty & Fellows
Application & Selection
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship has placed all four ACGME positions in the National Resident Matching Program. We began accepting applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship year on January 1, 2018.
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
Advanced Anesthesiology Fellowship
Nationwide Children's Hospital also offers advanced fellowships in Quality Improvement, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology and Pediatric Regional Anesthesiology. We also have a robust Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship for international scholars with 2-4 fellows per 2-year class who have come from Japan, Scotland, India and Saudi Arabia.
We provide general anesthesia care for all pediatric surgical procedures. We also offer spinal anesthesia, procedural sedation, acute and chronic pain management, palliative care, extensive education and training, and a productive research program.Learn More