Regional Anesthesia & Ambulatory Medicine Fellowship

The goals of our program are to provide the most up-to-date training in the area of regional anesthesia and acute pain. The fellow will gain experience with the management of acute pain in both the postoperative setting and medical setting. In addition, the fellow will be expected to master all upper extremity, truncal and lower extremity single-shot and continuous peripheral nerve blocks utilizing ultrasound-guidance as well as peripheral nerve stimulation. Furthermore, during different rotations, the fellow will lead rounds for the acute and chronic pain teams.

  • Application Information
  • Eligibility
  • Application Information

    Please email your completed Common Application to Sydney Gorski, Fellowship Coordinator at for consideration. 

  • Eligibility

    Applicants must be able to be licensed in the state of Minnesota following the completion of an Anesthesiology residency.

Program Duration & Rotation Schedule

  • Three months regional anesthesia and acute pain in University Hospital
    • Focus on surgical subspecialties of cardiac, thoracic, oncology, trauma, gynecologic oncology, general surgery and urology
  • Three months regional anesthesia and acute pain in Riverside Hospital
    • Focus on surgical subspecialties of orthopedics, spine, pediatrics, obstetrics and urology
  • Three months regional anesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery Center
    • Focus on managing a busy ambulatory surgery center performing regional anesthesia, and supervising residents and nurse anesthetists
  • Average of one day per week (45 days) as staff in Ambulatory Center and Riverside Hospital
  • One week for expected presentation at academic conference
  • One month elective with the opportunity for clinical research

Teaching & Didactic Curriculum

The core lecture series will focus on both regional anesthesia techniques as well as acute pain management. There will be scheduled lectures given by one of the Perioperative and Interventional Pain Service Staff. As well as a quarterly Acute Pain Journal Club

Electives within the Fellowship

Optional one month elective with the possibility of clinical research.

Facilities, Training & Partner Sites

  • University of Minnesota East Bank
  • University of Minnesota West Bank
  • Masonic Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Ambulatory surgery center: Minneapolis and Maple Grove

Additional Fellowship Details

  • Fellows will have the option of moonlighting on our West campus on weekends.
  • Ability to be flexible and move from site to site to optimize skills and blocks depending on the OR schedules.
  • 8-10 weeks of home call per year. Only weekends during all weeks.
  • 4 weeks of vacation

Extracurricular & Global Opportunities

  • Ability to attend and present at the European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy Annual Conference.
  • Multiple opportunities for joining existing clinical research and/or conducting your own research.