The goal of this program is to create experts in Obstetric Anesthesia. The Cleveland Clinic Health System supports the annual delivery of ~13,000 patients and is the largest delivery system of obstetric services in the state of Ohio and thus the largest provider of obstetric anesthesia services. The training program allows graduates of accredited Anesthesia Residencies to gain specific skills related to the comprehensive management of women during pregnancy and the puerperium.

Rotations include:

  • Seven months labor and delivery
  • Research project
  • Electives:
    • NICU
    • SICU
    • MFM rotation
    • In-Vitro Fertilization

During this program the fellow will:

  • Develop advanced skills in all aspects of obstetric anesthesia, including all applications of regional anesthesia.
  • Develop consultant skills in fetal assessment, fetal monitoring and neonatal resuscitation.
  • Become skilled in anesthesia management of high risk pregnancy and parturients with serious co-morbidities.
  • Learn the practice management skills necessary to run an obstetric anesthesiology service.

Fellowship Contact Information:

McCallum Hoyt, MD

McCallum Hoyt, MD
Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Email: hoytm@ccf.org

Kelly Grauel, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 216.444.4621
Fax: 216.445.0605
Email: grauelk@ccf.org


  • Received ACGME accreditation in 2018 to join 33 other Obstetric Anesthesia programs throughout the United States.
  • Fetal Surgery Program
Application Process

Application Process

Two fellowship positions are offered for the duration of one year. Send completed application and additional materials to Kelly Grauel, Fellowship Coordinator. The Cleveland Clinic Obstetric Anesthesiology fellowship is apart of the SFMatch for matching purposes only.

Interviews for fellowship positions starting in the academic year 2021–2022 will be held between Feb 1, 2020 – April 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2020.

  • SOAP application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE and In-training scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from the Program Director)