Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Doctors learning on pediatric simulations

Program Goals

The division of Pediatric Anesthesiology offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship with the goal of graduating physicians who are technically skilled in the care of pediatric patients, and who will become leaders in the field through education, research and innovation.

Fellowship training at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and clinics involves caring for pediatric patients in the operating rooms and other anesthetizing locations, the post-operative anesthesia care unit, and pediatric intensive care units.

Clinical education experiences include providing anesthesia for both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, and for non-operative procedures outside the operating rooms, as well as pre-anesthesia preparation and post-anesthesia care, pain management, and advanced life support for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents.

Research

The UF Department of Anesthesiology excels in providing leadership and innovation in all aspects of discovery including its creation, dissemination, and application. Research in anesthesiology has traditionally focused on a systems biology approach, consistent with the specialty’s clinical role in monitoring critical systems and ensuring survival during our most vulnerable stages of the perioperative period.  Research administrators and coordinators, grants specialists, IRB support, and clinical nurses are available to participate in research efforts.

Pediatric anesthesia faculty research interests include:

  • Perioperative stress response in infants
  • Anesthesia and perioperative care for neonatal emergencies
  • Anesthetic management of pediatric complications and syndromes
  • Anesthetic optimization in adolescents
  • Caudal anesthesia in pediatric patients
  • Regional vs. general anesthesia in pediatric patients
  • Pediatric patient safety and quality improvement