Department of Anesthesiology

Clinical Fellowship Programs

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh offers nine clinical fellowship programs. 

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh offers world-class opportunities for advanced training in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology. The adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology service provides anesthetic care for over 2,000 adult cardiac surgical procedures per year at UPMC. Four ACGME-accredited one-year positions are available each year. Learn more about the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship.

Anesthesiology Critical Care

The Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship is open to individuals who have successfully completed a four-year residency in anesthesiology and are board eligible or certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) or have completed an accredited program in Canada. As required by the ABA, the duration of the fellowship is one year.

Hepatic Transplantation Anesthesiology

The Hepatic Transplantation Anesthesiology (HTA) Fellowship position is available at UPMC Presbyterian, a leading center of organ transplantation with an annual caseload of more than 200 transplants of the liver, small bowels, pancreas, and multiviscera. The HTA team is comprised of uniquely qualified anesthesiologists who pioneered and developed the field of transplantation anesthesiology, including founding of the International Liver Transplantation Society. This fellowship program provides a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing perioperative care, ample research opportunities, and collaboration of colleagues in surgery, hematology, and critical care medicine.

Neuroanesthesiology

UPMC Presbyterian (PUH) has an extraordinarily busy neurosurgical service, performing over 4,000 cases per year. This translates into six to seven neurosurgical operating rooms daily. Clinical excellence in providing neuroanesthesiology care is the first goal of the fellowship. Individuals also interested in developing teaching and research skills will have ample opportunity to do so. Upon completion of the neuroanesthesiology fellowship, the anesthesiologist will be ready to enter academic practice or assume a leadership position in neuroanesthesiology within a non-academic group.

Obstetric Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC (MWH) offers a CA-IV Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology. MWH is one of the leading Womancare Centers in the country, with more than 9,000 obstetric deliveries annually. The program offers the fellow participation in state-of-the-art anesthetic care of low- and high-risk obstetrical patients, as well as opportunities in clinical and basic science research in the discipline.

Pain Medicine

The Pain Medicine Fellowship program is a truly multidisciplinary program with services ranging from pain rehabilitation to interventional therapies, affording the fellows opportunities to learn from work with psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and pain medicine physicians from other disciplines including neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. Productive research is encouraged and supported. An important objective of the Pain Medicine Fellowship program is to attract individuals with an interest in developing an academic career.

Pediatric Anesthesiology

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is designed to further develop clinical expertise in caring for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents undergoing a wide variety of surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. There are approximately 30,000 anesthetics performed yearly at the Children’s Hospital sites. It is among the oldest and most successful fellowships of its kind in America and it is one of the first Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowships to receive ACGME accreditation. 

Regional Anesthesiology

The Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program consists of 12 months of subspecialty training for qualified physicians who have completed an accredited anesthesiology residency. Preference is given to mature individuals with significant experience in regional anesthesia who are interested in becoming an “expert” in acute pain and regional anesthesia.