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​Advanced Second-Year Fellowships


We also offer the following advanced second year fellowships, upon successful completion of an ACGME-accredited pediatric anesthesiology fellowship. 

Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship

This advanced fellowship provides training in the perioperative care of patient of all ages with congenital heart disease, as well as pediatric patients with acquired cardiovascular disease. In addition to gaining clinical experience in the cardiovascular operating rooms and cardiac catheterization labs, the fellow will gain experience during rotations in perfusion, diagnostic cardiology and the cardiac intensive care unit. The fellowship will provide the trainee with the foundation and experience necessary to begin a successful career in academic congenital cardiac anesthesiology. 

The cardiac anesthesia team is part of the Heart Institute at CHCO, working in collaboration with medical and surgical caregivers in all areas of cardiac expertise. With a track record of publications, presentations and leadership, the program provides excellent opportunities and resources for the fellow to pursue academic endeavors. 

Please use the common application form for “Advanced Second Year Fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology” from the SPA website. 

Program Director: Lawrence Schwartz, MD
E-mail: lawrence.schwartz@childrenscolorado.org
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Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

This advanced fellowship provides training in the area of regional anesthesia and acute pain management in children. The training focuses on the management of routine and complex post-operative pain in children. Learning opportunities will include clinical experience, didactic instruction, and participation in research and/or quality improvement. The advanced fellowship will create specialists uniquely qualified to plan and perform single-shot and continuous regional anesthetic techniques and manage the perioperative analgesic needs of both acute and chronic pediatric pain patients. 

The fellow will receive a 12-month hybrid faculty-fellow appointment equivalent to 0.5 FTE. Time will be divided between approximately two months of acute pain, one month of chronic pain, 2 months of research/quality improvement/academic time, 4.5 months as a clinical instructor, 1.5 months of regional anesthesia, and one month of vacation. 

Please use the common application form for “Advanced Second Year Fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology” from the SPA website. 

Program Director: Karen Dean, MD
Email: karen.dean@childrenscolorado.org
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Pediatric Perioperative Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Fellowship

This advanced fellowship provides an opportunity for specific focus on the methods, tools, and skill set required to systematically improve the quality of the perioperative care of children. Learning opportunities will include clinical experience, didactic instruction, and participation in patient safety research and/or quality improvement efforts. In addition to being able to practice general pediatric anesthesia, physicians completing this fellowship will be well-qualified for a clinical or academic career in quality improvement and patient safety. This advanced fellowship will create specialists uniquely qualified to develop, lead and measure efforts to improve the quality of perioperative care of children. 

The sponsoring institution will provide:

  • Access to basic online training modules in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the IHI Open School
  • Access to basic training modules in Microsoft Access and Excel, ChartRunner (or equivalent) and Tabelau, as available
  • Enrollment in an advanced training program in quality improvement and patient safety that will include registration fees, housing and transportation costs.
  • Opportunity to participate in local perioperative quality and patient safety related committee work at the departmental, institutional and national level.
  • Faculty with specific, formal training in quality improvement methodology
  • Faculty with expertise in clinical/patient safety-oriented research and quality improvement 

Please use the common application form for “Advanced Second Year Fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology” from the SPA website. 

Program Director: Gina Whitney, MD
Email: gina.whitney@childrenscolorado.org
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Pediatric Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship

This is an advanced, ACGME-accredited fellowship that is administered through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado. The fellow will spend equal time between the adult and pediatric institutions. 

At CHCO, the fellow will primarily rotate through the multi-disciplinary pediatric chronic pain clinic. In addition, the fellow will rotate through the pediatric neurology and headache clinic, pediatric psychiatry and psychology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric palliative care, and pediatric radiology. At the University hospital, the fellow will primarily rotate through the chronic pain clinic at the University of Colorado, learning adult chronic pain management, interventional procedures, implantation and management of dorsal column stimulators. 

Please submit your application through ERAS (insert link here) 

Program Director: Jason Friedrich, MD
JASON.FRIEDRICH@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU
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Program Coordinator: Ms. Mallory Pridy
Email: MALLORY.PRIDY@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU