From the Program Director
The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship training program at the University of Michigan is a one-year program accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education.
Currently, we offer nine positions each year. Fellows will gain a wide variety of experience in the management of difficult pediatric cases including complex congenital heart disease, neonates, premature neonates and transplant. In addition, fellows can expect to be involved in the care of neonates undergoing simple and complex surgical procedures including the index cases (e.g., TEF, CDH, Omphalocele) as well as EXIT procedures, fetal operations and procedures.(ACGME). Pediatric operating rooms are located in our free-standing children's hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, where we anesthetize over 15,000 children each year.
Pediatric anesthesia fellows are expected to be involved with clinical research and present at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia or the Michigan Society for Anesthesia. Our fellows are trained to be able to provide anesthesia both in the OR and outside the operating room. By the end of fellowship, our fellows gain the knowledge and skills to manage any pediatric patient in any setting.
Graduates of our fellowship secure competitive academic and private practice jobs both in Michigan and across the country. Roughly sixty-percent of our graduating fellows obtain positions in academic facilities; the remaining forty-percent go on to work in private practice. We are proud of our curriculum and are pleased to report a 100% board pass rate in the pediatric anesthesia sub-specialty examination.
Our fellowship has several unique advantages:
- We are the busiest center for congenital cardiac surgery that does not offer an advanced fellowship in pediatric cardiac anesthesia.
- Our fellows join ongoing research projects and are highly successful in presenting and winning awards at national meetings.
- Our pain and regional anesthesia experience is divided throughout the year, allowing for more consistent exposure to maintain regional anesthesia skills.
- We are fortunate to have the immediate past president of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Dr. Shobha Malviya, as a member of our faculty. Dr. Malviya invests significant time into our fellowship, winning Teacher of the Year from our fellows in 2015.
- The University of Michigan alumni network is one of the largest and strongest in the country, allowing for networking opportunities in anesthesia and beyond.
Please explore our website to discover more about our program, or feel free to contact me to regarding questions about our pediatric anesthesia fellowship.
S. Devi Chiravuri, M.D.
University of Michigan Pediatric Anesthesia Division