Fellows work within the perioperative health care system to address the needs of individuals with early to late stage Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. They complete anesthesia research and surgical care for senior adults with neurodegenerative diseases. This is a comprehensive 14-month training program.
How to Apply
Fellowship positions at the University of Florida are competitive, and we have an abundance of dedicated and well-trained faculty that oversee the fellowship training.
Applicants must have successfully completed a residency in anesthesiology from:
- AOA-approved OR
- ACGME-I advanced specialty-accredited program.
Application packages must include:
- Personal statement
- USMLE/COMLEX scores
- ITE scores
- 3 or 4 letters of recommendation
Fellows routinely engage with basic scientists, neuroscientists, and behavioral scientists to improve their understanding of brain–anesthesia interactions. The overarching goal of the fellowship program is to generate a unique specialty of anesthesiologists who advocate for evidence-based perioperative anesthesia care for adults with subjective cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment, and/or dementia.
In addition to focusing on brain–behavioral–anesthesia research and clinical care, perioperative cognitive anesthesia fellows enjoy clinical mentorship within the Neurointensive Care Unit directed jointly by the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology. The fellowship program partners with the Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship under the direction of Steven A Robicsek, MD.
Educational programming includes training in the medical direction of intraoperative neuromonitoring, multidisciplinary research, regularly-scheduled didactic sessions, and rotations in unique perioperative and intraoperative surgical procedures.