Orthopedic Anesthesia Fellowship

Welcome to The University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology and thank you for your interest in the Orthopedic Anesthesia Fellowship. 

The orthopedic patient population and associated procedures have their own unique set of challenges.  The goal of the Orthopedic Anesthesia Fellowship is to give the fellow in-depth training around these unique challenges.  The fellow will spend time involved in the complete scope of orthopedic surgeries including: total joints, trauma, sports, oncology and spine.  To this end, the fellow will be expected to spend time not only in the intra-operative and peri-operative setting but also in pre-operative clinics and post-operative ward rounds.

As the climate surrounding medical care and reimbursement continues to evolve, the fellow should expect to gain a greater understanding of what the driving forces of these changes are.  In addition, there will also be focus on value analysis (i.e. cost and quality of care).  As the dollars and resources of medical care are somewhat fixed, the fellow will gain a better understanding of general operational principles with the expectation of becoming involved in operating room improvement projects.   Finally, the fellow will help to develop and establish new clinical pathways/protocols for patients.

Application Process

To apply, please click here to download the application form. Selected candidates will be invited to interview with the Department Chairman, Fellowship Program Director and other members of the Division of Orthopedic Anesthesia.

Douglas Henry Anderson, M.D.

Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Michigan Medicine Orthopedic Anesthesia
Director, Michigan Medicine Orthopedic Anesthesia Fellowship