Regional Anesthesiology & Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship

Continue your medical education as a fellow in the UNM Regional Anesthesiology and Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship. Work and learn over the course of 12 months as you train in all aspects of regional anesthesia. Care for adult and pediatric patients who are undergoing surgery with a focus on ambulatory anesthesia.

As a fellow, you'll master:

  • Central neuraxial techniques
  • Continuous catheter techniques
  • Eye blocks
  • Trunk blocks
  • Upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve blocks
  • Multimodal Analgesia
  • Management of acute perioperative pain and acute-on-chronic pain

You will also gain a thorough understanding of sonographic anatomy and use ultrasound guidance for the vast majority of blocks.

How to Apply

If you have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology and are interested in the regional anesthesia fellowship, please email us your:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation 

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Learn and Teach at UNM

In addition to ambulatory surgery exposure, you will also spend several months co-administering the inpatient Acute Pain Service and perform regional techniques at the UNM Children's Hospital. You will actively participate in department educational activities relevant to your training. This includes the division's annual Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop, a national teaching conference for practicing anesthesiologists.

Under faculty supervision, you will assume graduated responsibility for instruction and supervision of medical students and junior residents assigned to the service.

In addition, you are encouraged to participate in clinical and/or basic science research relevant to the discipline of regional anesthesiology. You will work one day a week in the main operating room as an attending anesthesiologist.

As a regional anesthesia fellow at UNM you will be working with a variety of attending physicians, anesthesia providers, and residents to encounter a diverse educational environment.