Institution: University of California San Diego
Position: NIH T32 Research Fellowship with Faculty Appointment
Contact Name: Hemal Patel, PhD
Contact Number: 858-642-3052
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UC San Diego Department of Anesthesiology: NIH T32 Program (2017-2022)
Interdisciplinary Anesthesiology Research Training Program

Anesthesiology is an interdisciplinary discipline that requires its practitioners to have a broad fund of knowledge that traverses pharmacology, physiology, and engineering with the ability to apply this knowledge in both controlled and emergency situations. In addition to providing trainees with exceptional clinical knowledge, the Anesthesiology Department as well as the larger academic community at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), provides a world-class environment for the development of high quality training in research. Two particular research strengths at UCSD include the Departments of Pharmacology (ranking 4th in the world in the US News and World Reports with nearly $22M in NIH funding in 2015 putting it at the 2nd highest funding in the US) and Engineering (with specific departments such as Biomedical Engineering tied for 2nd in the world in the US News and World Reports).

Anesthesiologists, including both basic scientists and clinicians, have long standing interactions and collaborations with faculty in these two disciplines as the respective interests mirror the major clinical concerns of anesthesiology, the use of pharmacologic agents to best manage patients and to invent and create solutions that require engineering to enhance patient care. Our interactions and collaborations have spanned established faculty, junior clinician-scientists, fellows, and residents. Thus, the primary goal of this T32 grant application is to formalize and take to the next level research training that has been occurring at UCSD and specifically in the Department of Anesthesiology with collaboration in Pharmacology and Engineering. To give the T32 program a cohesive and unique focus we have involved specific departments that have expertise and potential to train productive researchers in Anesthesiology. It is our goal to train clinician scientists that will be able to address timely and important clinical questions in a broad area of pertinent scientific topics. We understand research is an evolving process and the program will maintain flexibility to accommodate the diverse research interests of the fellow and to build a unique experience for their development into an independent investigator.

Requirements for T32 fellows:
• Must be MD or MD/PhD
• Do not necessarily have to be anesthesia trained or focused, but their future plans must involve our anesthesia/pain focused research
• Time split is 20% clinical; 80% research (salary support negotiable)
• 2-year time commitment
• Development of scientific communications skills including manuscripts, presentations and grant writing
• Research does not have to be basic science focused, can be completely clinical
• Lots of opportunity to interact with Engineering and Pharmacology on campus as well as any other department that as necessary

Application Due Date: May 31, 2020


Institution: UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Position: Clinical Instructorship with Research Training
Contact Name: Claire Harmon, Clinical Research Fellowship Coordinator
Contact Number: (415) 476-4762
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The Clinical Instructorship with Research Training program is designed to provide clinical research training to individuals who wish to maintain a strong clinical commitment, while also participating in clinically oriented research. The program will provide training in clinical research study design methods and analytical techniques. At the end of the one to two-year training period, it is expected that trainees will become skilled at participating in high-quality patient-oriented research. See for more info.

Application Due Date: Continuous


Institution: University of California Irvine
Position: Leadership in Perioperative Medicine
Contact Name: Britney Prince
Contact Number: 714-456-5835
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Our innovative leadership in perioperative medicine fellowship has been created to help prepare the anesthesiologist leaders of the future. This dynamic one-year curriculum is designed to cultivate the applicant’s skills in leadership, quality and safety, perioperative management and perioperative medicine and can be customized to the candidate’s interests.

Fellows that are accepted into this program will receive formal and hands-on training in the management of anesthesia services, perioperative services, perioperative medicine, and the larger healthcare system. In perioperative management, the fellows will gain experience and knowledge in risk management, quality assurance, performance improvement, patient safety, regulatory affairs, compliance, billing and financial management. The fellowship will provide the opportunity to develop a practical understanding about the development and implementation of the Perioperative Surgical Home model of care. The fellow will gain leadership skills in building and monitoring evidence-based clinical pathways within a value-based accountable care organization paradigm. Fellows will gain further experience with supervision of medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and nurses within the context of the lively perioperative environment. Evidence-based opportunities to enhance patient care throughout the surgical continuum include: collaborative decision making, lifestyle modification before surgery, standardized in-hospital care, achieving full recovery, and using clinical data for quality improvement.

This fellowship consists of structured didactics, rotations with organizational leadership, and mentored clinical quality improvement projects. The fellow will participate in various taskforces and committees of the Quality Department and Risk and Regulatory Affairs. The curriculum has been developed to expose fellows to various quality and patient safety tools to effectively lead change. In order to maintain clinical competency, the fellows will maintain a small percentage of clinical practice as a part of the fellowship program. The fellow will have a chance to work with the department research staff as well as nationally acclaimed faculty at the university level during the fellowship.

The curriculum is designed to provide some flexibility tailored to each fellow’s needs. The fellow will have a primary mentor who will provide guidance in professional development and meet on a regular basis to provide feedback and assistance in achieving the fellow’s goals.

This fellowship is 12 months in length and may be modified at the discretion and agreement between the fellow and the Program Director. Recruitment is ongoing and positions are dependent upon extramural funding.


Fellowship training consists of:


The fellow will work as a Health Sciences Clinical Instructor two days per week. The salary will be approximately $80,000 per annum with benefits with opportunity for further salary augmentation. Four weeks vacation and one week of conference time is provided per year.

Special Requirements

Completion of an ACGME accredited anesthesia residency program, DEA license and California medical license prior to start of fellowship. Candidates must be board-certified or eligible for certification in anesthesiology.

Application Process

Please submit the following:

*Email required documents to Britney Prince at:

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview with the director of the fellowship program as well as other clinical faculty.


Institution: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Position: Global Health Fellow
Contact Name: Michael Lipnick
Contact Number: 415-206-7736
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UCSF offers two Anesthesia Global Health Fellowships through the Department of Anesthesia’s Division of Global Health Equity.

Global Health Equity Fellowship Pathway:
The Anesthesia Global Health Equity Fellowship is a one-year, non-ACGME fellowship pathway based at UCSF’s Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center as well as multiple international collaborating sites. Fellows will have clinical appointments at ZSFG/UCSF and be given the opportunity to receive advanced training in trauma, obstetrics and regional anesthesia. Fellows are salaried for one-year, including support for up to six months to work on research, education and policy projects focusing on global health equity. These projects may take place at ZSFG or a number of longstanding international partnering sites where our Division faculty have active collaborations.

As part of the UCSF family, our fellows have opportunities to work with many influential global health initiatives including the Center for Global Surgical Studies, Global Partners in Anesthesia & Surgery, UCSF Global Health Sciences, the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, the G4 Alliance and the World Health Organization.

HEAL Fellowship Pathway:
The UCSF Health, Equity, Action, & Leadership (HEAL) Initiative is a unique fellowship opportunity for healthcare providers who are passionate about global health equity and global health delivery both in the US and around the world. Anesthesia Fellows will join a multidisciplinary cohort of more than 60 fellows to work in the poorest communities around the world. Fellows are paired with local health professionals who are already working at our domestic and international partner sites. HEAL Anesthesia fellows develop skills essential for global health delivery through immersive training, a fully funded Master’s in Public Health, and intensive mentorship. Eligible fellows will receive an appointment in the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Fellows will spend 6 months per year working as a clinician and educator at one domestic partner site (Indian Health Services Navajo Nation) and 6 months per year at one of our many international partner sites.

Applications and additional information can be found at:

Application Due Date: n/a


Institution: Stanford University - Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
Position: Advanced Training in Medical Education
Contact Name: Pedro Tanaka
Contact Number: (650) 724-4066
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This postgraduate 12 month fellowship after residency is tailored to the individual's background and goals but is intended to provide physicians with knowledge, attitudes and skills to be expert educators. The curriculum options include current theories of learning, simulation, media, recent innovations in medical education, and coursework. There is an emphasis on scholarship and completion of an applied project to teach medical students, residents, or fellows including evaluation of the educational practice.

Application Due Date: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.