Neuroanesthesia Fellowship

Neuroanesthesiology team

The Division of Neuroanesthesia specializes in the training of consultants in the perioperative care of patients with diseases affecting the nervous system, by emphasizing a thorough understanding of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology (including training in intraoperative neuromonitoring), and the impact of surgical approaches.

Opportunities

  • Serve as teaching assistants for the neuroanatomy course in the College of Medicine
  • Develop research skills by designing and participating in IRB-approved studies in a multidisciplinary, world-renowned neuroscience center with the goal of presenting at national meetings (SNACC, ASA, IARS etc.) & submitting manuscripts
  • Get assistance from a comprehensive research support center with dedicated research coordinators, statisticians, and editing & publications services
  • Participate in the peer-review process for specialty journals
  • Present at neuroanesthesia education & departmental grand rounds conferences
  • Hone academic writing skills by publishing review articles & book chapters mentored by exceptional faculty leaders

Benefits

  • Competitive salary & benefits with 20% of time dedicated to serving as attending associates
  • 9 fellowship-trained faculty with diverse backgrounds in education, research (both bench & bedside), simulation, & quality
  • Medical direction of one of the oldest intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring programs
  • Exposure to 3000 neurosurgical procedures per year, including neurovascular interventional & open procedures, brain tumors, functional neurosurgery procedures such as deep brain stimulation & epilepsy surgery, complex spine procedures, & pediatric neurosurgical procedures
  • Neuro Intensive Care Unit directed jointly by Anesthesiology & Neurology
  • Neuromedicine Hospital with 7 designated operating rooms, including neurointerventional and intraoperative MRI suites
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center

Our Training

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 granted 15 days of vacation, 5 days of sick leave, and 5 meeting days.

This fellowship position currently requires an active, unrestricted Florida Medical License (Training license is not eligible). We suggest that you view the Florida Board of Medicine website for information on applying for this 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 send a copy of your CV, personal statement, USMLE/COMLEX scores, ITE scores, and 3 or 4 letters of recommendation.

Please email your application packages to Fellowship Coordinator, Melissa Vendur at mvendur@anest.ufl.edu & Program Director, Steven Robicsek, MD, PhD, at srobicsek@anest.ufl.edu.

Our Team

We have dedicated staff & personnel in our service to ensure consistent and committed care to our patients.

  • 1 fellow per academic year
  • 3 faculty members dedicated daily to neuroanesthesia
  • 3 technologists dedicated to neuromonitoring
  • CA2 and CA3 residents on rotation
Christoph N Seubert

Christoph N Seubert MD, PhD, DABNM

Professor Of Anesthesiology And Neurosurgery; Chief, Neuroanesthesia Division
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Nelson N Algarra

Nelson N Algarra MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Asst Program Director For Clinical Operations
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Lauren C Berkow

Lauren C Berkow MD, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director Of Anesthesia Supplies And Equipment
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Nikolaus Gravenstein

Nikolaus Gravenstein MD

Jerome H. Modell, MD, Professor Of Anesthesiology; Professor Of Neurosurgery And Periodontology
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Anatoly E Martynyuk

Anatoly E Martynyuk PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology And Neuroscience
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Basma A Mohamed

Basma A Mohamed MBChB

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology; Assistant Program Director, Resident Wellness
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Ferenc Rabai

Ferenc Rabai MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Ramachandran Ramani

Ramachandran Ramani MBBS, MD

Professor Of Anesthesiology
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Steven A Robicsek

Steven A Robicsek MD, PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, And Neuroscience; Director, Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship; Medical Director, Intraoperative Electrophysiology
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Peggy A White

Peggy A White MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Department: MD-ANEST CRITICAL CARE MED

Current Research Interests

  • Creation of a surgical home for elective complex spine surgeries, patient-centered preoperative optimization, intraoperative care, & postoperative follow-up
  • Methadone analgesia in complex spine surgery patients
  • Ketamine-mediated neuroprotection in acute stroke therapy
  • Developmental anesthetic neurotoxicity
  • Multiple projects in “greening” of the Operating Room
  • Functional MRI study of postoperative cognitive dysfunction
  • Biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Optimizing perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis