North Carolina

Institution: Duke University Hospital
Position: Perioperative Medicine Fellow
Contact Name: Jeanna Blitz

Contact Number: 919-681-6493
Contact Email:

The Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2021 fellowship. This unique year-long fellowship is geared toward trainees who are preparing for a career in perioperative medicine, quality improvement and business development. Our fellows leave the program with the skills required to design and lead a preoperative optimization and prehabilitation program whether at an academic center or the community setting. Fellows will gain experience with the management of preoperative anemia, interpretation of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), performance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) exams, and the provision of cognitive behavioral therapy within the context of psychological prehabilitation and smoking cessation. Clinical time will be divided between rotations in the high-risk surgical preoperative optimization clinics, the operating room, the post-anesthesia care unit and the postoperative in-patient service. In addition to clinical duties, fellows will participate in quality improvement and research projects with Duke’s Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET). Other unique opportunities include enrollment in a certification program in perioperative medicine at UCL as well as the opportunity for international collaboration with a core rotation in London.

For questions and additional information, please contact Dr. Jeanna Blitz, fellowship director, at

Application Due Date: March 1, 2021