Fellowship Programs

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers ACGME Accredited fellowship programs in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship, Pain Management Fellowship and Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship.  Individuals who have successfully completed residency training in anesthesiology from an accredited program are eligible for fellowship positions.  You can apply here: Fellowship Application.




Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship at UT Southwestern is a comprehensive 12-month specialized training experience that can be tailored to meet the individual’s training goals. The fellows have access to a variety of clinical settings (University hospital, private practice, children’s medical center and Veterans Affairs hospital). Caseloads at these institutions exceed 1,500 cases annually and include a wide variety of adult cardiac, heart and lung transplantation, child and adult congenital surgical procedures.
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Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The fellowship program in Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is designed to provide a complete 12 month training experience in all aspects of care of critically ill patients.

Broad familiarity and expertise in the multidisciplinary approach to Critical Care Medicine will be emphasized.

In learning to be a consultant, the fellow must learn how to be a teacher. The Fellow will be asked to prepare formal lectures for Medical Student, Resident, and Fellow level conferences. The Fellow will also participate in quality improvement efforts at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

In the last several months of training, the fellow will be asked to act in the role of “Junior Attending” and will have increased responsibility in patient management decisions and teaching.

The Fellow will gain experience in ICU administration through observation and increasing responsibility for a number of administrative issues. The fellow will gradually share responsibility for bed triage, training of ancillary personnel in critical care and ongoing review of intensive care unit outcome data. When training is completed, the fellow will be familiar with the administrative issues involved in the running of an Intensive Care Unit.
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Pain Management Fellowship

The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to enable physicians to pursue academic and non-academic careers as specialists in Pain Medicine, certified by the American Board of Medical Specialists and subspecialty certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. The fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The fellowship is 12 months in duration and includes interventional, interdisciplinary, acute, chronic, and cancer pain management on an inpatient and outpatient basis. On average, fellows participate in over 500 interventional procedures per year. Participation in a variety of research projects is encouraged, but not required.

The program has three training tracks the fellows can choose from. One is the advanced interventional track. Fellows are trained in treating patients with complex pain problems and participating in advanced interventional pain procedures. The second training track is the research track. Fellows would have dedicated time to work on different types of clinical research. The third training track is in the pediatric pain track. Fellows would complete four months of training at Children’s Medical Center, where they would be exposed to treating children with chronic, acute and cancer pain.
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Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

The UT Southwestern Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, one year program. The fellowship program offers a truly comprehensive clinical and didactic experience. All facets of pediatric anesthesiology is covered, including cardiac, thoracic, neurosurgery, solid organ transplantation, pediatric pain management, orthopedic/spines, ENT/airway surgery, plastics/craniofacial, general pediatric surgery, ophthalmology, trauma, and critical care. Clinical research opportunities and mentorship are also readily available. Our goal is to produce consultant-level pediatric anesthesiologists.
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Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a 12 month ACGME accredited training program devoted to the comprehensive anesthetic management of women during pregnancy and the puerperium. During this training the fellow will be exposed to various aspects of obstetrics anesthesiology, including low and high-risk obstetric cases, interpretation of fetal heart rate monitoring, antepartum fetal testing and high-risk antepartum care, clinical research and neonatology.
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