Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship

Neuroanesthesiology team

The UF Division of Neuroanesthesiology 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. Our Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship is accredited by the International Council on Perioperative Neuroscience Training (ICPNT).


  • 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 neuroanesthesiology education & departmental grand rounds conferences
  • Hone academic writing skills by publishing review articles & book chapters mentored by exceptional faculty leaders


  • 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 5,000 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
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital with 7 designated operating rooms, including neurointerventional and intraoperative MRI suites
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center

Our Training

I-C-P-N-T certification seal

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 Aleshia Sirmons & Program Director, Steven Robicsek, MD, PhD, at

Contact fellowship coordinator Aleshia Sirmons for more information.

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 neuroanesthesiology
  • 3 technologists dedicated to intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM)
  • CA2 and CA3 residents on rotation
Steven A Robicsek

Steven A Robicsek MD, PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery & Neuroscience
Lauren C Berkow

Lauren C Berkow MD, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Division Of Neuroanesthesia; Director Of Anesthesia Supplies And Equipment
Sebastián Gatica-Moris

Sebastián Gatica-Moris MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Nikolaus Gravenstein

Nikolaus Gravenstein MD

Jerome H. Modell, MD, Professor Of Anesthesiology; Professor Of Neurosurgery And Periodontology
Anatoly E Martynyuk

Anatoly E Martynyuk PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology And Neuroscience
Basma A Mohamed

Basma A Mohamed MBChB

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Division Of Perioperative Medicine; Medical Director, Presurgical Clinic; Assistant Program Director, Resident Wellness
Christoph N Seubert

Christoph N Seubert MD, PhD, DABNM, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology And Neurosurgery
Gevalin Srisooksai

Gevalin Srisooksai MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Peggy A White

Peggy A White MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Multidisciplinary Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

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
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Optimizing perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Postoperative cognitive dysfunction
  • Postoperative urinary dysfunction
  • Neurophysiologic monitoring
  • Intraoperative blood pressure measurement

Past Fellows

  • Dietrich Gravenstein, MD (1997)
  • John Edward Reynolds, MD (1997)
  • Steven Robicsek MD, PhD (2001)
  • Mary A. Herman, MD, PhD (2003)
  • Elizabeth Mahanna-Gabrielli, MD (2013)
  • Ferenc Rabai, MD (2017)
  • Gevalin Srisooksai, MD (2021)