The Cleveland Clinic Perioperative Medicine fellowship is an anesthesiology subspecialty program designed to equip fellows with experience and knowledge in the current landscape of perioperative medicine with exposure to the navigation of quality, safety, management, and leadership in perioperative services including surgery specific pathways and enhanced recovery after surgery protocols.

Perioperative Medicine is a rapidly growing field in anesthesia that allows emphasis on population health and value care by focusing on long-term outcomes of surgical patients. The advantage of a program in Perioperative Medicine is to be able to train fellows the practice of patient centered, multidisciplinary, and integrated medical care with the goal of improving short term and long term outcomes through optimization of patients from their chronic conditions upstream from surgical episodes until recovery.

Mariel Manlapaz, MD

Fellowship Program Director:
Mariel Manlapaz, MD
Director, Perioperative Fellowship Program
Phone: 216.445.4940
Fax: 216.444.9247
Email: manlapm@ccf.org

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Formal rotations in:

  • Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Blood Management and Transfusion Medicine
  • Cardiology for Perioperative Optimization
  • Outcomes Research
  • Perioperative Diagnostics: TTE & TEE
  • Preoperative Evaluation and Optimization
  • Pulmonary Medicine for Perioperative Optimization
  • Quality and Safety in Anesthesia
  • Surgical Operations: Management and Leadership
  • Involvement in residents teaching
  • Exposure and networking within the various departments and specialties within the Cleveland Clinic
Application Process

Application Process

Interested applicants should be motivated to pursue a career in Perioperative Medicine and Operations and possess strong and professional verbal and written communication skills. Currently one fellow is selected for this program each year.

To apply, please send a completed application to Alissa Alson (ALSONA2@ccf.org), program coordinator.

  1. Completed Application Form.
  2. A personal statement expressing your interest in the Perioperative Medicine fellowship.
  3. CV.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (one from your current or former Anesthesiology program director).
  5. USMLE/COMLEX scores.
  6. ECFMG certification (if applicable).


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