Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

Regional anesthesia training is a subspecialty focused on the perioperative management of patients receiving neuraxial or peripheral neural blockade for anesthesia or analgesia. This fellowship program will ensure the ongoing development of regional anesthesia as a defined subspecialty. Research activities, educational curricula, and, most importantly, clinical care is emphasized. Fellows will also have the option to extend the fellowship for an additional research year.

The University of Iowa Regional Anesthesia Fellowship program is managed by the Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia division with Pain Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia and, apart from equipping the Fellow with the required technical ability and knowledge to be able and proficient to perform advanced Regional Anesthesia on a consultant level, the program has the basic philosophy of putting Fellows in a position to “trouble-shoot” Regional Anesthesia procedures and programs and to set up Regional Anesthesia programs necessary for Orthopedic Anesthesia.

The emphasis is purely on acute pain management, and most regional anesthesia required for general surgery and thoracic surgery is also taught. A Fellow who completes his/her fellowship at the University of Iowa will be able to conduct high-level scientific research, be proficient with advanced Regional Anesthesia and be a consultant and teacher for other anesthesiologists interested in Regional Anesthesia. There is an emphasis on continuous nerve block and the management of acute post-operative pain with regional anesthesia. The teaching for continuous nerve blocks is to place perineural catheters by stimulating not only the needle for placing the catheter with a nerve stimulator, but by stimulating the catheter as well. This technology has been invented and developed by this program director in collaboration with a major equipment manufacturing company.

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The successful applicant will have an M.D. or equivalent and will have passed the Anesthesiology board exams or in the process of examinations by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Candidates must have completed a core residency program from an ACGME accredited program.

How To Apply:

If interested in applying, please complete and send the application and supporting documents (outlined below) to the Fellowship Coordinator and include "Regional Fellow Applicant" in the subject line.

  • CV (curriculum vitae) with photo
  • Official records of Board Scores (USMLE, NBME, FLEX or COMLEX). MUST have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – one from your anesthesiology residency program director and two additional letters of recommendation from faculty members.
  • Copy of visa, if applicable
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (applicants who attended medical school outside the U.S.)

The program director reviews all completed applications and makes the decision on whom to invite for an interview.

Contact Information:

Tammi Steffen
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
6546 John W. Colloton Pavilion (JCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079
[email protected]

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    Jan 11, 2022

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    Iowa City, Iowa

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