Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship trains physicians to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to function as consultant regional anesthesiologists, particularly in the management of complex patient populations. The Fellowship is designed to expand the Fellows’ knowledge base in regional anesthesia, with an emphasis on anatomy pertinent to the performance of regional anesthesia.
Accredited by the ACGME
Program start date: July or August 1
Number of positions available: 2-3
Length of program: 12 months
The regional fellow will become a proficient clinical regionalist during the year and will spend at least 3 days each week in the operating room suite, performing regional anesthetic techniques and gaining expertise in the management of perioperative care of patients undergoing regional anesthesia. Throughout the year, fellows will represent our Division at departmental Case Conferences, participate in a weekly Journal Club and attend monthly Fellow’s conferences. In addition, the Fellow will be available to assist with regional anesthesia techniques outside of the orthopedic surgery core. Fellows may also spend time in the anatomy laboratory and have the opportunity to teach first-year medical students in their first-year clinical anatomy course gaining valuable exposure to cadavers and anatomic variants. Fellows are also expected to instruct and supervise junior residents on rotation in Regional Anesthesia. Elective rotations are available in the related areas of pain management.
This wealth of clinical exposure allows an enthusiastic fellow to gain vast clinical experience and to participate in ongoing clinical research projects. Instruction in experimental design and implementation will take place during the year, and up to two days per week will be dedicated to clinical research. The department provides support for the fellow to attend one extra-institutional meeting, as well as any meeting at which the fellow’s work is presented. Based on interest, fellows can be paired with an appropriate faculty mentor to facilitate research collaboration.
How to Apply
We have filled all of our positions for the 2023-2024 academic year.
For the 2024-2025 academic year, the RAAPM fellowship at CUIMC will be participating in the San Francisco Match.
To apply to our program, please register at https://www.sfmatch.org.
- January 9, 2023: Applicant Registration begins
- March 1, 2023: Target date for application completion
- March-May 2023: Fellowship interview period
- June 5, 2023: Rank list deadline
- June 12, 2023: Match results available
- July/August 2024: Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship training begins
For any further questions, please contact Gina Lee at GSL40@cumc.columbia.edu.
Danielle Ludwin, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine
Administrative Director, Fellowship Programs:
Gina Lee, C-TAGME