Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship - Mount Sinai West/Mount Sinai St. Luke's

We are proud to be one of the 9 pioneering regional anesthesia fellowship programs in the United States to receive the very first inaugural ACGME accreditation in 2017. This represents an ongoing testament to our commitment to academic excellence and leadership development for our fellow.

We offer a comprehensive one-year ACGME accredited fellowship that is structured to graduate innovative academic and clinical leaders in regional anesthesiology with a global perspective on managing perioperative pain. Our fellow receives vast clinical exposure to neuraxial and peripheral nerve blockade including blocks of the head and neck, upper and lower extremities, and chest and trunk, with nerve-stimulator, ultrasound-guided, and continuous catheter techniques. Our fellow supervises and performs over 4,000 peripheral nerve blocks annually, with 800 of these blocks involving nerve catheters. Our 8 expert practicing regional anesthesia faculty along with 6 pain management attendings contribute to a robust clinical service as well as our clinical research and mentoring programs.

Curriculum

Our fellow has no attending or on call responsibilities and has two protected non-clinical days a week conducting clinical trials and advancing their supervision and teaching skills. The fellow has tremendous opportunities to shape biweekly didactic programs and workshops for residents, to lead in the development and establishment of our subspecialty, and to expand our practice into other surgical settings such as pediatric, trauma, perioperative ultrasound use, and international missions. The regional fellow also represents the department as an integral force participating in numerous departmental and hospital committees to formulate clinical standards and pathways to optimize patient outcomes. You will lead in the development and establishment of our subspecialty, and expand the practice into other surgical settings such as, pediatric, trauma, perioperative ultrasound, and international missions. We strongly encourage you to present abstracts and workshops at major international conferences such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Our two hospital sites, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, deliver services for the culturally diverse communities of the Upper West Side and Midtown West.

Our fellows learn about nerve stimulation and proper use of a variety of catheters in a daily clinical setting. We also offer a weekly didactic program involving journal clubs, hands on workshops, ultrasound image conferences, problem based learning discussion sessions, and traditional lectures in our various educational tracks integrated throughout the year: Basic and advanced extremity blocks, neuraxial ultrasound, perioperative ultrasound, and truncal blocks. We are invested to help you keep up to date with the latest innovations in the field. We look at the following procedures and types of peripheral nerve blocks that the fellow will be performing or will be learning how to teach and supervise residents during the fellowship:

  • Knee procedures (Total joint replacement or patella or ACL) with femoral or adductor canal blocks or catheters: approximately 10 procedures per week
  • Foot and ankle cases with popliteal blocks or catheters: five per week
  • Upper extremity cases (wrist, elbow) with supraclavicular/infraclavicular/axillary blocks or catheters: 20 per week
  • Shoulder cases with interscalene blocks: five cases per week
  • Truncal procedures (head/neck cases with scalp blocks and cervical plexus blocks, ENT cases with airway blocks, robotic cardiothoracic/breast cases with pecs blocks, paravertebrals, and thoracic epidurals, gynecological/colorectal/robotic nephrectomy cases with quadratus lumborum blocks, lumbar lumbar paravertebral, and lumbar neuraxial blocks): five cases per week
  • Joint replacement with lumbar neuraxial blocks: 20 per week

The orthopedics volume is up more than 80 cases compared to last year with 10 to 20 catheters per week.

How To Apply

We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic, vibrant, intelligent, collegial, and compassionate with leadership potential and a strong vision for the future of anesthesiology. Fellowship details include:

Duration: 12 Months

Number of positions: 2

Salary: $76,148 plus benefits, subsidized housing

Application deadline: Until position is filled

Requirements: Must be Board eligible and must hold either a NY State license or a limited permit.

If you are interested, please submit your completed Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship application, along with the following to marlaina.grant-phelps@mountsinai.org.

  • A completed hard copy of the universal fellowship application
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement along with one paragraph description of a preliminary research idea (one page maximum)
  • Copies of your in-training scores to date
  • Three letters of reference from current program director and faculty

Our Faculty

Our eight regional faculty members include fellowship-trained presenters at national conferences on regional topics, workshop teachers, and regional anesthesiology researchers. Our award-winning regional faculty includes Meg Rosenblatt, MD, FASA; Yan Lai, MD, MPH, FASAMalikah Latmore, MD; Ali Shariat, MD; Kevin Sanborn, MD; Alison Krishna, MD; and Jason Lee, MD. Most of the faculty incorporates both ultrasound and stimulation as part of their clinical teaching. Some faculty members also rotate between uptown and downtown sites.

Our six affiliated pain management faculty members have extensive experience in acute pain management and anesthesiology. Their wide-ranging knowledge offers you a versatile learning environment. The physicians that comprise our anesthesiology residency program are: