Institution: Children's Mercy Hospital (University of Kansas School of Medicine)
Position: Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow
Contact Name: Nancy Draffen Brown
Contact Number: 8162-341-693
Contact Email: ndraffenbrown@cmh.edu

Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri partnering with University of Kansas Medical Center has developed an ACGME approved pediatric anesthesiology fellowship. Children’s Mercy is a regional tertiary referral center and Level I pediatric trauma center. We have 41 PICU beds, 71 NICU beds, 23 operating rooms, and perform 18,000+ anesthetics every year in every surgical specialty. Our department consists of 33 faculty members that have trained at multiple pediatric programs throughout the country. The yearlong curriculum will not only provide exceptional clinical training and scholarly activities, but also all the tools necessary for fellows to become life-long learners.

Application Due Date: May 31, 2017


Institution: University of Kansas Medical Center
Position: Regional Fellow/Jr. Faculty
Contact Name: Heather Gorman
Contact Number: 913-588-3302
Contact Email: hgorman@kumc.edu

The fellowship is a mixture of both clinical experience and clinically oriented research. We are a busy regional practice in a tertiary medical center at the largest hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Fellows receive a broad exposure and will become proficient to numerous types of blocks. We have a strong emphasis on continuous catheter infusions and a sizable home infusion patient population following ambulatory surgery. The fellows are instrumental in the education and overseeing of anesthesiology residents during their regional rotation. The goals and objectives of a regional anesthesia fellowship are to train a fellow in techniques of regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is an intricate part of the practice of anesthesiology. Numerous surveys have emphasized the need for enhancing teaching of regional anesthesia in anesthesiology training programs. There currently remains a major deficiency in regional anesthesia training in such programs. One reason for the training deficiency is due to the lack of personnel appropriately trained in regional anesthesia techniques to act as mentors or instructors. The goals of this regional anesthesia fellowship are to provide this much needed expertise.