Thank you for your interest in our Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
This program commences in July of each year and is 12 months in duration. Applications are accepted beginning January 1st of the preceding year, and interviews are scheduled in the spring. This is currently not an ACGME approved fellowship and there is no sub-specialty certification. All applicants must be eligible for an unlimited medical license through the Oregon Medical Board. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain authorization to work. J1 visas do not meet this requirement for non-GME training programs.
The teaching, research and clinical applications of regional anesthesia are essential components of the department. We offer advanced training in all techniques of orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia (RA). Our patients benefit from a wide range of RA techniques from traditional to cutting edge for surgical anesthesia and/or acute pain control.
Fellows are active participants on the RA team. Currently all RA techniques of the upper and lower extremities, as well as truncal blocks, are routinely performed at OHSU. Single-shot blocks and catheters are placed daily for adult and pediatric patients and many of our patients (over 1,000 in 2008) are discharged home with perineural infusions (including interscalene, supra/infraclavicular, lumbar plexus, femoral, saphenous and sciatic).
Our RA faculty is large and diverse. Several of our staff are fellowship trained in RA or pain management. We have active basic science and clinical research programs and are involved in teaching RA at national and international meetings.
While the majority of our blocks are placed using ultrasound guidance, fellows will also become proficient using traditional techniques. Fellowship duties are not limited to the placement of neuraxial or peripheral nerve blocks, but also include patient selection and education as well as coordination of the RA team’s daily activities with nursing staff, anesthesia technicians, the pharmacy, surgeons, colleagues and the acute pain service (APS). Fellows participate in at least one of the RA team’s ongoing research projects, including manuscript preparation and data presentation at department and national meetings. Fellows present formal lectures to anesthesiology residents and medical students.
At the completion of the training, fellows will be able to perform a comprehensive array of RA techniques, set up an ambulatory or hospital-based APS and conduct research to advance the specialty of RA.
Glenn Woodworth, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director
Please apply online through OHSU's job search site. Supplemental documents required include:
- Application form
- Personal Statement
- USMLE scores
Additionally, please arrange for the submission of the following to APOM Fellowship Applications.
- 3 letters of recommendation (including one from your residency program director)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Education Manager at (503) 418-4164.