Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

2023-2024 Fellows

Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please submit a completed application, CV, personal statement, copies of USMLE/COMLEX scores, copies of ITE scores, and 3 or 4 letters of recommendation.

We offer a focused and comprehensive 12-month training program for our fellows.

We have a strong curriculum to meet the fellow’s Acute Pain Medicine training requirements. We generally follow the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Fellowship guideline, but because this is not an ACGME-accredited fellowship yet, we freely adapt this guideline to suit the individual needs of the fellow and the institution where he or she plans to practice. The emphasis is on being able to manage any clinical acute pain situation and to establish and maintain a mature Acute Pain Service.

Mission

Our fellowship's mission is to teach cutting-edge and safe and effective pain management skills to a new and diverse generation of anesthesiologists.

The Acute Pain Medicine Division

Aims

  1. Graduate fellowship-trained physicians in acute pain management with a focus on regional anesthesia.
  2. Graduate consultant-level practitioners in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine capable of independent practice.
  3. Graduate fellows who are inspired to be lifelong learners.

Expectations

Sindhu Nimma being instructed in the O-R

Apart from teaching fellows to become true consultants, we also emphasize academic productivity. Our fellows are expected to participate in manuscript writing and to present their work at national or international meetings.

In the past, our fellows have also contributed numerous textbook chapters, review articles, and editorials. For this, we provide ample dedicated academic time and mentoring.

To prepare fellows in critical reading of the literature, we formally introduce them to the process of evaluating manuscripts submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication. (We are not involved in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes, but we do consult with patients with cancer pain and acute pain situations due to or resulting in chronic pain syndromes).

By the end of your fellowship year, you should have the following skills:

  • Be a true consultant in Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine. That would mean, among other skills:
    • Set up and manage an inpatient and outpatient Acute Pain Service
    • Be fully equipped to use nerve stimulators and ultrasound to place single-injection and continuous peripheral, paravertebral, and neuraxial blocks
    • Fully understand indications, risks, benefits, etc. of nerve blocks; when not to do blocks; and how to stay out of trouble
    • Teach, “trouble-shoot,” and “rescue” blocks
    • Optimally treat any form of acute pain, especially perioperative pain
  • Be an expert in regional anesthesia macro-, micro-, sono- and functional anatomy:
    • You will have access to cadaver dissections
    • Instruction and teaching of our residents
  • Consult with industry to develop new acute pain equipment
  • Critically read and evaluate manuscripts submitted pre- and post-publication
  • Understand the perioperative surgical issues of most surgical procedures

Each year, our faculty have been invited to speak and give workshops at local, state, national, and international meetings and Fellows are given the opportunity to travel with our faculty participants.

Our Training

Training involves both inpatient and outpatient acute and perioperative pain management.

We accept 6 Fellow/Associates per year.

As Fellow/Associates, our fellows must be qualified to receive hospital privileges to work 20% of their time as OR Anesthesiology faculty.

This allows us to ease fellows into the consultant role, and it allows us to offer Fellow/Associates a more competitive salary and to vastly improve their benefits and leave package.

Fellows are allowed 15 days (3 weeks) of vacation, 5 days (1 week) of sick leave, and 5 days (1 week) of meeting leave.

This fellowship position currently requires an active, unrestricted Florida medical license (Training license is not eligible). We suggest that you view the website for information on applying for this license. We can accept international students who have an H1 visa and can obtain a Florida medical license.

To Apply

Fellowship positions at the University of Florida are heavily competitive, and we have an abundance of very dedicated and well-trained faculty that oversee the fellowship training here in Gainesville. I therefore urge you to send your application in as early as possible to the address below so that we can arrange for an interview.

Applications are received and reviewed on a first come, first served basis. A decision to invite selected applicants for an interview will be made on a rolling basis. Interviews of selected candidates will take place throughout the year.

To apply, please submit a completed application, CV, personal statement, copies of USMLE/COMLEX scores, copies of ITE scores, and 3 or 4 letters of recommendation.

Click here for a PDF application.

Please email your application packages to Assistant Program Director Stephen Vose, MD, MS, at svose@anest.ufl.edu

Linda Le-Wendling, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Tel: (352) 846-0913

Stephen Vose, MDStephen Vose, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Director, Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Tel: (352)273-6575

 

Contact the Anesthesiology Education Office for more information.

Our Team

Svetlana Chembrovich
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Svetlana Chembrovich MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 273-8954
Barys V Ihnatsenka
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Barys V Ihnatsenka MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 273-8954
Linda T Le-Wendling
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Linda T Le-Wendling MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Regional Anesthesiology And Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: (352) 273-8954
Isaac Luria
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Isaac Luria M.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 265-0077
Adrian J Maurer
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Adrian J Maurer MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 265-0077
Olga (Kiki) Nin
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Olga (Kiki) Nin MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Medical Director, Florida Surgical Center
Phone: (352) 273-8954
Soleil Schutte
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Soleil Schutte M.D.

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Cameron R Smith
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Cameron R Smith MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 273-8651
Patrick J Tighe
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL

Patrick J Tighe MD, MS

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Donn M. Dennis MD Professorship In Anesthetic Innovation; Co-Director, Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network; Associate Professor Of Orthopaedics And Information Systems And Operations Management
Phone: (352) 273-7844
Stephen O Vose
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Stephen O Vose MS, MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Director, Acute And Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship
Phone: (352) 273-8954
Richa Wardhan
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Richa Wardhan MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 273-8954
Yury Zasimovich
Department: MD-ANEST-ACUTE PAIN SERVICE

Yury Zasimovich MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Chief, Acute & Perioperative Pain Medicine Division
Phone: (352) 273-8954