Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Virginia Mason has a distinguished history of excellence in regional anesthesia dating back to 1947 with the arrival of Dr. Daniel C. Moore, whose enthusiasm for regional anesthesia quickly spread through the departments of anesthesia and surgery. The commitment to teaching regional techniques remains a core aspect of our mission. Excellence in these techniques is derived from detailed knowledge of anatomy and sonoanatomy. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching both the art and science of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine and we look forward to helping you on your path to mastering this specialty.

Regional Anesthesia Fellowship:

This program trains fellows in operating room applications of regional anesthesia as well as the management of thoracic epidural analgesia, continuous peripheral nerve blocks and multimodal analgesics for the management of acute pain.

  • The fellow becomes experienced in a variety of upper and lower extremity blocks and continuous techniques as well as neuraxial blocks. The fellow will also become knowledgeable in the administration of analgesic adjuvants to optimize the patient experience.
  • Opportunities for involvement in clinical research projects are available and fellows go on to enter academic or private practice with the skill set necessary to manage an acute pain service.
  • The fellowship is offered as a 12 month experience. Didactics include a specific fellowship lecture schedule. Rotations include OR anesthesia (orthopedics, sports medicine and general surgery), acute pain medicine, regional anesthesia service and elective.

Applicants should send a current CV and three letters of recommendation to:

Raymond S. Joseph, Jr., MD
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
Virginia Mason
P.O. Box 900 M.S. B2-AN
Seattle, WA 98111
(206) 223-6980