Pediatric Anesthesiology

The pediatric anesthesia fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s develops clinical expertise in routine and complex pediatric perioperative care.

The pediatric anesthesia fellowship consists of a variety of clinical experiences in the general operating room, in the cardiac operating room, in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and on the pediatric pain service.

General operating room     6.5 months (core) 
Cardiac anesthesia     1.5 months (core) 
Pediatric pain     1.5 months (core) 
Pediatric / Cardiac ICU's     1 month (core) 
Elective     0.5 months 

Elective time represents an opportunity for the fellow to pursue individual interests. The wide range of clinical activities within Cincinnati Children’s provides a unique opportunity to customize your learning experience.

Elective opportunities include:

  • Cardiac ICU
  • Pediatric emergency room
  • Newborn ICU
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Pediatric burn management
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric neuro-monitoring
  • Office-based pediatric anesthesia
  • Research (both clinical and laboratory based)

Fellows may also augment their cardiac experience by participating in an elective in pediatric cardiac anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Elective choices are developed with the program director at the beginning of the year.

Fellows who desire additional experience in pediatric pain medicine, cardiac anesthesia, airway surgical anesthesia or neuroanesthesia can prolong their training by one or more months if desired.

Pediatric Neuroanesthesiology

 The focus of the pediatric neuroanesthesiology fellowship is to enhance knowledge in the perioperative care of infants and children with nervous system disease, including skills in neurophysiological diagnostics during surgery and in neuroscience research.

Management of pediatric neurological diseases has rapidly evolved during the past few years and now includes new surgical, radiological imaging and physiological monitoring techniques. This fellow will work closely with faculty in our neurobiology division to broaden and deepen this clinical skill set and to conduct research.

Neurosurgery operating room  3 months (core) 
Neurophysiological monitoring  3 months (core) 
Neuroradiology and imaging  1 month (core) 
Pediatric neurology  1 month (core) 
Research  4 months (core) 

The fellow will learn the intricacies of anesthesia care for seizure surgery, deep brain & brain stem, tumor resections, complex spine surgery and brain implantations as well as participate in the anesthesia-sedation services for diagnostic neurological imaging. These include CT, MRI, functional MRI, MEG, cerebral angiography and neuron-interventional procedures.

The fellow will work with our neurophysiologists to learn to use and interpret:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP)
  • Motor evoked potentials via transcranial cortical stimulation (TcMEP)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electroneurography (ENG) mapping of the cranial
  • Peripheral nerves

The fellow will undertake a clinical or laboratory research project under the mentorship of a faculty member in the division.