Curriculum, Lectures, Research

Goals & Expectations

The fellow will spend time in the University Hospital main operating rooms. Additionally, the fellow will be expected to spend clinical time at East Ann Arbor Surgery Center and Brighton Outpatient Surgery Center.

As the Orthopedic Anesthesia Fellowship is a non-ACGME approved fellowship, the fellow will have a clinical appointment as faculty lecturer within the medical school. The fellow will be given 30% faculty time. This will include being involved in the University Hospital General Call/1st late call pool.



  • Indications/contra-indications for regional anesthesia
  • Placement of single shot peripheral nerve blocks and catheter techniques
  • Peri-operative management of patients with regional anesthesia
  • Use of novel techniques in placement of neuraxial anesthesia (ultrasound and c-arm skills)
  • Safe and effective pain control in complex orthopedic patients
  • Pre-operative optimization of orthopedic patient population
  • Patient selection process for procedures and sites of care


  • Teach residents and medical students both formally in lecture settings, as well as, informally in the operating room and at bedside
  • Attend patient total joint education classes in order to educate them on perioperative anesthesia expectations and pain control
  • Participate in scheduled journal clubs


  • Prepare and submit at least 1 article in a peer reviewed scholarly journal


  • Involvement in ongoing operational improvement projects
  • Assist in the formulation of new operational protocols for operating room management

Please see the Department of Anesthesia website for a list of benefits afforded to Non-ACGME fellows. The fellow will have access to after-hours pay rate and university benefits afforded to faculty.