Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Kirk Lalwani
Dr. Kirk Lalwani, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program Director, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Jamie Rubin
Dr. Jamie Rubin, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Dear Fellow applicant,

Thank you for your interest in our Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship program! 

We are the only academic health center and pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program in the state of Oregon. Our program currently offers three 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship positions commencing in August every year with all positions in the San Francisco Match. 

Our department trains 16 residents a year and has accredited pain, regional, cardiac, and critical care fellowship programs. Our fellows enjoy a supportive and collaborative environment with personal attention and instruction from the 25 attending pediatric anesthesiologists both in clinical settings with no competition for cases.

Mission Statement

This program trains fellows to provide outstanding perioperative clinical care to complex pediatric patients, in an environment of teaching, inquiry and scientific discovery. We strive to provide this in a supportive environment of wellness and inclusion, in alignment with departmental and institutional missions.

Fellowship Graduation Party
Fellowship Graduation Party!

Key Features

  • Clinical Subspecialties include a formal Pediatric Sedation Service, cardiac, craniofacial, intraoperative MRI, pediatric critical care and multidisciplinary pain programs.
  • We are an A.C.S. accredited Level I pediatric surgical center and Level I pediatric trauma center with tertiary referral services for Oregon, Idaho, Southwest Washington and Northern California.
  • Our Pediatric Pain Center is a designated Center of Excellence (American Pain Society).
  • Longstanding and well-established Pediatric Sedation Service with a dedicated Sedation Unit and experienced sedation nurses as a part of the care team.
  • Total and index case volume is >75th percentile for each fellow compared to all pediatric anesthesiology fellowship programs in the country.
  • Flexibility to tailor the fellowship to individual needs with an elective month in a subspecialty of interest, or by adding additional cardiac or pain blocks.
  • Operating room teaching and resident supervision opportunities for fellows are integral to the curriculum
  • Electives in critical care transport, adult regional (for certain blocks less common in children), and pediatric echocardiography.
  • While in NICU, our NRP-certified fellows participate in the Neonatal Resuscitation Team for delivery room resuscitation experience.
  • Light anesthesia call schedule from home, and no NICU or PICU call or assigned patients during the rotations
Inaugural Pacific NW Bootcamp at OHSU 2022

Peds Fellows reunion at the SPA meeting
Pediatric fellows reunited at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Meeting.
  • State-of-the art OHSU Simulation Center is led by one of the pediatric anesthesiologists and facilitates crisis management training and PALS certification for trainees.
  • We organized and hosted the 1st Pacific Northwest Pediatric Anesthesia Bootcamp in 2022 attended by fellows and faculty from Seattle Children’s and Vancouver BC Children’s in Canada, which rotates between the three institutions yearly.
  • 30 days protected academic time per fellow during the program
  • Pediatric Anesthesia teaching sessions, grand rounds, multidisciplinary conferences, PALS/NRP training, high-fidelity simulation, POCUS Workshop, formal and informal ABA Oral Board Examination preparation, Fellowship Retreat and All Fellows Teaching sessions.
  • We support and pay for fellows to attend the SPA Winter Meeting in March/April, and allow time off for the ASA Meeting in October.  We provide a generous CME allowance with five days of meeting time for this purpose.

• Fellows will be mentored for their formal presentation by a faculty member and typically present with them to another institution as part of the VisiPAP (Visiting Pediatric Anesthesia Professors) program which we participate in.

• Fellows will be mentored for a QI project during the year as well as scheduled to analyze and present a case at the Departmental QI meeting once during the year.

• Journal club is held every quarter to discuss articles or topics of interest.

• Clinical and basic science research opportunities are available for interested fellows.

Inaugural Pacific NW Bootcamp at OHSU 2022

FACES Mission Trip Peru 2024
Anesthesia Team on FACES Mission Trip in Peru January 2024
  • The Bob and Mary Jane Stewart Fund provides funding for our fellows to accompany our faculty on a pediatric anesthesia mission trip to Peru during the course of their fellowship training.
  • ABA approval is obtained by the Department obviating the need to use CME or academic days for the mission trip.

In addition to salary and numerous benefits outlined in the OHSU and AFSCME House Officers Union contract (see below), fellows also get:

  • 20 days of vacation, 5 days CME + 7days for mission trip participation
  • 30 days a year for academic activities (can be increased for additional scholarly projects)
  • 4 OHSU-mandated half-days a year for “Health Maintenance” for your medical/dental/vision appointments etc. to promote wellness
  • $3900 CME allowance
  • $2000 to attend the spring SPA meeting
  • $1600 to pay for ABA Oral board examination fees if taken during fellowship
  • SPA membership ($100)
  • Up to $3000 Mission trip expenses reimbursed
  • Relocation expenses per current House Office Union contract
  • Additional retirement and other benefits per current House Officer Union contract
  • $1000 funds to attend a different boot camp if ours is cancelled
  • Numerous discounts on services, stores, tickets and sporting events on the OHSU benefits webpage including semi-annual passes to the Nike and Columbia employee stores.
  • OHSU House Officers Union  
  • OHSU & AFSCME House Officers Union 
3 provider with a cake at a student loan party
Student Loan Party!

Multiple opportunities to moonlight on weekends and nights at the Casey Eye Institute on campus, as well as for weekend adult anesthesia day shifts (paid at the Faculty reimbursement rate) in the adult hospital

BLM photo
  • OHSU is committed to integrating diversity within all areas of the University and all parts of our mission. Please visit the webpage of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for more details.
  • Applicants interested in learning more about OHSU’s groundbreaking DEI efforts will be connected with Dr. Tomas Lazo, our departmental Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Since 2003 we have graduated >45 graduates who are now working in academics and community practice all over the country, with several in our own division
  • We have a 100% ABA Pediatric Anesthesiology examination pass rate.
2023 Fellowship Graduation 2 fellow receiving awards
2023 Fellowship Graduation

  • Best hospital in Oregon (2021-22)
  • Health care national rankings in six adult specialties (2021-22) and five children's specialties (2021-22)
  • Education rankings in six programs and more than 10 specialties (2022)
OHSU Campus

OHSU Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Dr. John Riley at Duck Game
OHSU Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Dr. John Riley at the Oregon Duck Game
  • Vibrant, green, bike-friendly city with temperate climate and 4 gorgeous seasons
  • Excellent restaurants and nationally acclaimed as one of America’s best ‘foodie’ cities
  • Numerous food carts ‘pods’ around the city with eclectic dining offerings
  • Over 70 craft breweries within city limits
  • Oregon Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Portland Opera performances
  • A flourishing indie music scene with numerous Blues and Jazz festivals
  • Professional sports teams (Portland Timbers, Trailblazers, Winterhawks)
  • Prolific hiking and biking opportunities in and around the city
  • Scenic Columbia River Gorge waterfalls, hiking, windsurfing, and kiteboarding 30 minutes away
  • Mount Hood offers skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and camping 1 hour away
  • 300 miles of gorgeous Oregon Pacific coastline is 1 hour away
  • High-desert central Oregon region with Crater Lake national park offer unparalleled recreation opportunities like rafting, climbing, mountain biking, and winter sports.
  • Oregon wine country with over 300 wineries is 30-45 minutes from downtown

Prospective fellows

To apply, please register with the San Francisco Match and submit the following documents.

  • CV
  • Personal statement.
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (including one from your residency program director)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
  • ABA certificate as evidence of passing the anesthesiology Basic Examination (This must be sent directly to the Program by email: APOM Fellowships)

Please submit completed application packets to SF Match

Questions may be addressed to: APOM Fellowships


  • Comprehensive clinical experience in a very collegial atmosphere
  • Optimal flexibility in selection of cases of high educational value for fellows
  • Strong emphasis on wellness and time away from work

We are confident that we offer an excellent experience in a friendly, supportive environment that previous graduates from our program can attest to. We are happy to share contact details of past graduates for you to talk to.

We welcome your interest in our program, and hope you will consider applying!


Kirk Lalwani, MD, FRCA, MCR, FASA
Program Director
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics 

Jamie Rubin, MD
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology      

Team Fun Photos & Video

Pediatric anesthesia providers celebrating their birthday with Barbie!
Pediatric anesthesia providers celebrating their birthday with Barbie!
Photo of all female provider at Boot camp
Inaugural NW Boot camp 2022
Doernbecher OR Pie-eatting contest
Doernbecher OR Pie eating contest
2023 Graduation Party with a group of people
2023 Graduation
Angela Zimmerman Halloween
Dr. Angela Zimmerman Halloween 2023
Our traditional Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Annual Operating Room Pie-Eating Contest!

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