Thank you for your interest in our Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
We are an ACGME accredited program. This program commences in August of each year and is 12 months in duration. Applications are accepted beginning in January of the preceding year, and interviews are scheduled in the spring. Fellowship positions for 2019 have been filled.
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 may be considered.
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. The department places over 4,000 peripheral nerve blocks per year, with over one third of patients receiving a continuous perineural infusion. 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.
Glenn Woodworth, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Fellowship Director
Ryan Ivie, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Associate Fellowship Director and Division Chief
Nathalie Lunden, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Assistant Fellowship Director
For questions or information regarding the application process, please contact our fellowship coordinator at 503-494-4878 or by email APOM Fellowship Applications. Supplemental application documents will include:
- 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)
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