The Anesthesia institute (AI) at Cleveland Clinic offers two positions for a one year fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain management. The goal of this fellowship is to graduate anesthesiologists skilled in regional anesthesia and acute postoperative pain management who will have the requisite skills to become academic leaders and/or become directors of regional anesthesia and acute pain services. The Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the top 5 hospitals by the US News and World report and there are more than 26,000 inpatient and 69,000 outpatient surgeries performed annually. In addition, it is ranked as one of the top 3 Orthopedic surgery programs in the country.
The regional anesthesia and acute pain management fellowship is an integral component of the Cleveland Clinic missioin, which is : To provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve.
By the end of the training year, the fellows are expected to:
- Independently perform comprehensive assessments and serve as a consultant for various perioperative pain management treatments for surgical patients with or without underlying chronic pain conditions.
- Independently perform neuraxial and peripheral regional anesthesia techniques including but not limited to:
- Spinal anesthesia
- Lumbar and thoracic epidural anesthesia
- Upper Extremity blocks above and below the clavicle
- Lower Extremity blocks
- Trunk blocks
- Formulate a comprehensive multimodal analgesic plan relevant to a wide variety of surgical procedures.
- Guide and assist junior residents in the performance of regional anesthesia procedures under Ultrasound-guidance and peripheral nerve stimulation.
- Independently identify, evaluate and manage perianesthetic complications related to regional anesthesia and analgesic medications.
- Formulate and implement analgesic plans that include consideration of medical, anesthetic and surgical risk factors, as well as patient preference, for complex patients and procedures.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to coordinate team based patient care amongst various surgical teams.
- Participates in performance improvement efforts to improve patient outcomes.
- Understand the role of the acute pain service within the healthcare system and use system resources to facilitate patient care and optimize cost effective and safe longitudinal perioperative care for surgical patients.
- Understand healthcare costs and billing for acute pain care services.
- Design and engage in a relevant research project.
How to Apply for this Fellowship
All candidates must submit the following to be considered for a position:
- Application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
- USMLE or COMLEX scores
- In-training examination scores
- Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your Anesthesiology Program Director)
Send application to:
c/o Mickeyla Patterson, Program Coordinator
Center for Anesthesiology Education
9500 Euclid Ave. / C25
Cleveland, OH 44195