The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited program that incorporates 12 months of extensive clinical expertise in both peripheral and neuraxial blocks, as well as the management of acute pain conditions. Trainees will become adept at a wide range of single shot and continuous regional techniques. Fellows develop independence over a period of months before assuming a broader role supervising junior residents.
Our fellowship adheres to the consensus guidelines for training determined by the directors of Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Group and the ACGME requirements for training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine*.
Our Regional Anesthesia Service performs over 2,500 peripheral and neuraxial blocks per year, both inside and outside the operating rooms. All of our regional faculty members have extensive clinical experience or have completed fellowship training in Regional Anesthesia or Pain Management. Rotations are organized in 4 week blocks and include the following:
- Inpatient regional service at NYPH-Cornell: 14 weeks
- Ambulatory regional service at DHK Ambulatory Center, NYPH-Cornell: 10 weeks
- Regional service at NYPH-Columbia: 6 weeks
- Inpatient Acute Pain Service at NYPH-Cornell: 12 weeks
- Inpatient Chronic Pain Service at NYPH-Cornell: 2 weeks
- Orthopedic Trauma operating room experience: 4 weeks
- Elective: 4 weeks
During their training, our fellows can expect to gain expertise in the following procedures:
- Upper extremity blocks and catheters: Interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary
- Lower extremity blocks and catheters: Femoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, sciatic, popliteal, saphenous
- Truncal blocks: Lumbar plexus, paravertebral, TAP, rectus sheath, quadratus lumborum, PEC and serratus anterior
- Ultrasound and nerve stimulator techniques
- Neuraxial blocks, including thoracic epidurals
- Acute pain management procedures
- Management of acute pain in the chronic pain patient
In addition to a formal lecture series and web-based curriculum, fellows participate in simulation training, OSCEs, multidisciplinary conferences and our monthly journal club and difficult case conference. We offer both formal and informal sessions for oral board exam preparation. Fellows are required to present at our CME-accredited Grand Rounds.
Fellows are required to participate in scholarly activities, which may include clinical research projects, presentations at national meetings, Grand Rounds presentations, or teaching initiatives with the residents and medical students. Individual projects must be approved by the Fellowship Director and the departmental leadership. At a minimum, 10% of a fellow's scheduled time will be earmarked and protected for academic pursuits.
Medical Student Teaching
Fellows are invited to participate in medical student teaching and outreach. Our division holds quarterly ultrasound anatomy workshops for interested medical students. Our goal is to introduce Anesthesiology early in the preclinical years in a way that provides the students with useful information and clinical correlates to their studies.
Number of Positions: 2
Call: No in-house call
Salary: 2018-2019: $86,036
Book allowance: $900
Conference Reimbursement: $2,000
NYPH Visa Rules for Foreign Applicants
The New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) will only accept foreign nationals (FNs) into this GME program who secure J-1 nonimmigrant classification, which is administered by ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates), or are otherwise authorized to work for the program duration without sponsorship by NYPH. NYPH will not sponsor any candidate for an H-1B, H-1B1, E-3 or any other status to participate in this program. In very limited circumstances, the NYPH will support O-1 sponsorship for FNs who qualify based on their extraordinary ability. In these instances, however, the FN will be required to pay for and use the services of an NYPH approved immigration legal provider who first will provide an opinion to NYPH that you are eligible for the O-1 classification and, if NYPH agrees to support the petition, then prepare and file an O-1 petition on your behalf.
No longer accepting regional anesthesiology applications for 2020
Tiffany Tedore, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Program Director, Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 746-2785