The Department of Anesthesiology's Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship is designed to encourage further development in academic medicine.
The fellow will work with Drs. Maria Bustillo, Douglas Carras, Peter Goldstein, David Kopman, Daniel Lahm, Patricia Fogarty Mack, Priscila Nelson, Kane Pryor, Paul Riegelhaupt, Seyed Safavynia, Kingsley Storer, and Jaroslav Usenko to develop clinical care protocol, actively pursue at least one research project, and participate in the education of residents rotating through the sub-specialty.
The fellow in neuroanesthesiology is expected to provide care for patients of all ages requiring the care of the neuroanesthesiology team, whether in the operating rooms on G3 or in the invasive neuroradiology suite. The fellow may also elect to provide care for patients in the neurosciences care unit, in which Dr. Daniel Lahm, in addition to a neurologist and a neurointensivist, attends.
The goals for the Fellow in Neuroanesthesiology include the following:
The division will consider all applications for the fellowship with a goal of taking up to one fellow per year. The fellowship will allow for a minimum of one academic day per week in order to read, write, and prepare lectures or manuscripts. During the first two months of fellowship, the fellow will be assigned to the most challenging neurosurgical cases and supervised by a member of the faculty in Neuroanesthesiology. Afterwards, he or she will work with/supervise a resident in the operating rooms or invasive neuroradiology. The types of patients for whom he/she provides care will depend specifically on the interests of the fellow.
Philip Kuo, M.D.
Instructor of Anesthesiology
Maria Bustillo, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesiology
On a daily basis anesthesiologists are involved in the care of neurosurgical and neurologic patients in any of three areas.
There are five operating rooms on the third floor of the Greenberg Pavilion with neurosurgical cases. Typically these are in the central core in rooms 11, 12, 18 and 19 and in G22 – which is equipped with fluoroscopy. On occasion, neurosurgical cases are scheduled in other operating rooms on the third floor and, in these cases, the Neuroanesthesiology care team is scheduled to provide care.
There are several neuroanesthesiologists, Drs. Bustillo, Carras, Christ, Goldstein, Kopman, Lahm, Mack, Nelson, Pryor, Proekt, Storer and Usenko who provide care for the majority of patients in each of these areas. For pediatric patients requiring neurosurgical procedures, care is provided by a pediatric anesthesiologist if the patient is less than 5 years of age and generally by one of the Neuroanesthesiology team if the patient is over the age of 5 years.
The types of surgical cases for which the team provides anesthesia includes, but are not limited to:
Intraoperative care of any of these patients may include neurophysiologic monitoring (EMG, SSEP, BAER and MEP) by neurophysiologists, complex neuro-psychometric testing for the patients who are awake during their procedures, and monitoring of a processed electroencephalogram.
Procedures in neuroradiology involve patients of all ages and occur in up to 2 rooms in the INR suite on a daily basis. In addition to the scheduled cases, patients requiring management for acute stroke are treated at all hours of the day.
In the INR suite, the Neuroanesthesiology team provides care for patients requiring:
Dan Lahm, MD, attends in the NCU, an 18 bed unit, one week out of every four. The unit provides care for patients who have had neurosurgical procedures, neurology patients and patients requiring intensive care from other services and for whom there are no available beds in other units.
Faculty from Neuroanesthesiology, in addition to neurologists and neurointensivists attend in the neurosciences care unit, on 2SW – which is adjacent to the INR Suite. Residents from neurosurgery, neurology and anesthesiology rotate through the unit.
A. Fellowship: The division will consider all applications for the fellowship with a goal of taking up to one fellow per year. The structure of the fellowship is flexible to accommodate the goals of the fellow. The fellowship will allow for a minimum of one academic day per week in order to read, write, and prepare lectures or manuscripts. If the Fellow is involved in enough research to warrant more academic time, it will be available to pursue research interests. During the first two months of fellowship, the fellow will be assigned to the most challenging neurosurgical cases and supervised by a member of the faculty in Neuroanesthesiology. After that, he or she will work with/supervise, with a member of the Neuroanesthesiology faculty, a resident in the operating rooms or INR. The types of patients for whom he or she provides care will depend specifically on the interests of the fellow.
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The completed application should be mailed to:
Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Office
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065