Tennessee

Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Position: Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine
Contact Name: La'Keisha Horton
Contact Number: 615-936-3198
Contact Email: lakeisha.g.horton@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers an Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship for anesthesiologists who desire to focus on this relatively new and rapidly growing subspecialty. The training emphasizes the perioperative management of patients using multimodal analgesia including neuroaxial and peripheral neural blockade, as well as other innovative approaches to acute pain management.

Over a 12-month period, fellows rotate through a broad range of clinical areas including outpatient, inpatient, pediatric, and third-world regional and acute pain management, in addition to training in pertinent aspects of chronic pain management, TIVA anesthesia, and research. Graduates of the program are expected to become highly skilled in regional and acute pain management from basic to the most challenging interventions through an extensive understanding of anatomy and multimodal analgesia. The fellowship curriculum is designed to augment current resident regional anesthesia and acute pain management.

Fellows will be appointed as clinical instructors and will receive competitive compensation and CME support.

For more information, contact:
La'Keisha Horton
Program Coordinator
lakeisha.g.horton@vanderbilt.edu

Application Due Date: accepted on a rolling basis

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Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Position: Global Anesthesiology
Contact Name: La'Keisha Horton
Contact Number: 615-936-3198
Contact Email: lakeisha.g.horton@vanderbilt.edu

Unlike many fellowship opportunities in anesthesiology, which build upon rotations experienced in residency and on didactic material thoroughly covered over three years, our Global Anesthesiology Fellowship offers exposure to an area of medicine and public health which is rarely experienced, if at all, during residency. The skills and knowledge needed by an anesthesiologist in low-income settings are not intuitive, and therefore a specific set of learning modules and clinical experiences are needed to allow the clinician to grow in these areas. Furthermore, researching topics of meaning in these settings often provides a set of unanticipated challenges when an individual is accustomed to a resource-rich training environment.

GOALS

To develop an understanding of the role of anesthesia and surgery in global public health.

To appreciate the burden of surgical disease in low- and middle-income countries including the absence of essential infrastructure for the provision of safe anesthesia.

To refine the clinical skills required for providing anesthesia in austere and remote settings where technology and other resources are limited.

To provide patient care that is compassionate, ethical, appropriate, and effective for low- and middle-income countries.

To contribute to the international literature through a mentored research project pertaining to the global burden of surgical disease and/or the global anesthesia crisis.

To expand knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to the safe practice of anesthesia in austere and remote settings.

For additional information visit: https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/1anesthesiology/4508...

Contact:
Dr. Kelly McQueen,
Program Director
kelly.mcqueen@vanderbilt.edu

La'Keisha Horton,
Program Coordinator
lakeisha.g.horton@vanderbilt.edu

Application Due Date: accepted on a rolling basis