Regional Fellowship

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.

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain is anticipated to be an ACGME approved fellowship in 2017. Our fellowship is congruent with the proposed ACGME guidelines, and we hope to be among the first set of programs accredited. 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.

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 1,500 in 2015) are discharged home with perineural infusions (including interscalene, supra/infraclavicular, femoral, saphenous and sciatic). 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).  

Our RA faculty is large and diverse. Several of our staff are fellowship trained in Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain or Pain Medicine. We have active basic science, clinical, and education research programs. Our faculty are actively involved in teaching RA at national and international meetings. We have a formal Regional & Acute Pain fellowship curriculum that includes weekly didactics lecture series, Journal Club, cadaver workshops, and utilizes the Anesthesia Education Toolbox (developed here at OHSU). 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. In addition to supervising residents, 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.

Clinical Associate Professor
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Fellowship Director

Assistant Professor
Director of Regional Anesthesia

For more information on Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Education click here.

Prospective Fellows

Please apply online through OHSU's job search site. Supplemental documents required include:

Additionally, please arrange for the submission of the following to .

  • 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.

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