Fellowships

ACGME Accredited Fellowships

Ravi Joshi, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

A comprehensive 12-month specialized training experience in the perioperative care of patients undergoing cardiac, thoracic, advanced vascular, and transplantation surgery. UTSW fellows will be taking care of high-risk and complex patient populations at a variety of clinical settings including the modern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas Children’s Medical Center, and the North Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital. As a major transplant center in North Texas, our fellows will have experience in the management of Heart/Lung Transplantation, implantation of extracorporeal devices (LVAD), and new minimally invasive procedures such as TAVR.

Program Coordinator: Fondo Bokembya | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Critical Care Medicine

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern provides trainees a comprehensive, multidisciplinary exposure to critical care across a variety of healthcare landscapes. During their training, fellows will learn current evidence-based medicine, advanced procedural skills, and practical leadership traits required to function as a consultant in critical care medicine, regardless of their ultimate practice setting. Our program offers two unique ACGME-approved training pathways: (1) a 12-month pathway for trainees who have completed an ACGME-accredited Anesthesiology residency and (2) a 24-month pathway for trainees who have completed an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency. The 12-month program is sponsored by the Department of Anesthesiology while the 24-month program is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine. Participants in the 24-month program will spend approximately two months working in the Emergency Department during their first year. Graduates of both programs will be eligible for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) critical care medicine board certification upon successful completion of their fellowship.

Program Coordinator: Kelli Speer | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Bryan Romito, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Adolfo Gonzalez, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Pediatric Anesthesiology

UT Southwestern offers four positions per year in our one-year, ACGME accredited pediatric anesthesiology fellowship. Our goal is to provide an exceptional year of training which will lead to Board Certification in Pediatric Anesthesia from the American Board of Anesthesiology. Children’s Health System of Texas is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States. Our free-standing pediatric hospital is the 8th largest pediatric healthcare provider in the nation. Our 487-bed hospital houses the first Level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Texas, a premier referral Level 4 NICU in North Texas, and a Level 1 PICU and CVICU. Our Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology provides more than 43,000 anesthetics a year and services all surgical subspecialties.

Program Coordinator: Fondo Bokembya | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Chronic Pain Medicine

The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to enable physicians to pursue and excel in careers as specialists in Pain Medicine. Our fellows are affiliated with the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with board certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Anesthesiology. This 12-month fellowship includes interventional, interdisciplinary, and acute, chronic, and cancer pain management on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our fellows rotate through various ACGME required rotations along with electives integrated in order to enhance the overall educational experience. Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through several different sites in order to work with various patient populations and, on average, participate in a high volume of basic and advanced interventional procedures. For those interested in pediatric pain medicine, we offer a 6-month experience at Children’s Medical Center Dallas followed by a 6-month adult pain experience.

Program Coordinator: Kelli Speer | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Stephanie Jones, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Anthony Machi, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Fellows will pursue a comprehensive, ACGME-accredited, 12-month experience in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Training will include peripheral nerve, nerve plexus, and truncal blockade, neuraxial procedures, and acute pain medicine for surgical and nonsurgical patients. Fellows will also become proficient in the use of perineural catheters, ultrasound-guided, and nerve stimulator localization techniques. Through a fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine, an individual will progress in his or her development as a perioperative physician and develop the expertise to excel in academic and private practice environments.

Program Coordinator: Kelli Speer | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Obstetric Anesthesiology 

The Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a 12-month, ACGME accredited training program devoted to the comprehensive anesthetic management of women during pregnancy and the puerperium. During this training, the fellow will be exposed to various aspects of obstetrics anesthesiology, including low and high-risk obstetric cases, interpretation of fetal heart rate monitoring, antepartum fetal testing and high-risk antepartum care, clinical research, and neonatology. The goal of the obstetric anesthesia fellowship is to foster and develop obstetric anesthesia skills in the high-risk parturient, as well as to enrich the practice of clinical obstetric anesthesia by developing an academic and research-oriented approach to patient care. The objectives of the fellowship are to complete the required clinical rotations, thereby accruing the knowledge and skills needed to take care of high-risk deliveries. In addition, the research rotations will allow the fellow to obtain the necessary academic focus inherent in a university-practice setting. Lastly, each fellow must either publish a case report, original research article, or present an abstract at a national meeting during their fellowship year under the guidance of an obstetric anesthesia faculty member.

Program Coordinator: Fondo Bokembya | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Weike Tao, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Non-ACGME Accredited Fellowships

David McDonagh, M.D.

Fellowship Director

Neuroanesthesiology

The UTSW Neuroanesthesia Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to train anesthesiologists in the subspecialty of neurosurgical anesthesiology. The curriculum includes training in operative neurosurgical anesthesiology, neurocritical care, intraoperative neuromonitoring, neurology/stroke medicine, vascular neurosonology, and neuroradiology. The goal of the fellowship is to create academically viable neuroanesthesiologists to care for a complex and growing population of neurosurgical patients. A 24-month program combining Neuroanesthesiology and Neurocritical Care Training is available for those applicants interested in becoming Certified Neurointensivists through a UCNS-Accredited Neurocritical Care Program.

Program Coordinator: Kelli Speer | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology 

A 12-month Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia is offered by the UT Southwestern Medical Center. The fellowship is based at Children’s Health, Dallas Campus and will offer candidates a comprehensive experience in all aspects of the perioperative management of patients with congenital heart disease, from neonates to adults. Children’s Health is a national leader in the area of pediatric cardiac surgery, with an open-heart caseload of greater than 300 cases per year. This includes the full spectrum of surgical treatment for congenital heart disease, including VADs, ECMO, and transplantation. The exposure will also account for over 800 catheterization procedures a year, and complex management of non-cardiac surgery for patients with congenital heart disease. The Heart Center is a self-contained unit within the main hospital and consists of 3 operating rooms, 2 cardiac catheterization labs, a cardiac MRI suite, an 18-bed cardiac ICU, and a cardiac step-down unit. The anesthesia team has 5 full-time pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists.

Program Coordinator: Fondo Bokembya | Email: anesfellowship@utsouthwestern.edu

Sana Ullah, MBChB, FRCA

Fellowship Director