Regional Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in our Regional Anesthesia  & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.

This program offers one 1-year fellowship position.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with interviews offered between May and October until all positions are filled.  This is currently not an ACGME approved fellowship and there is no sub-specialty certification.

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
Assistant Professor
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director


Prospective Fellows

To apply, please complete:
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from your residency program director)

Please submit completed application packets to:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contract our Education Manager at (503) 418-4164.

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