What We Teach:

The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship is a one year ACGME approved fellowship program, designed to prepare the individual for an academic or private practice career in pediatric anesthesiology.  We believe this combination of clinical, teaching, and research activities provide the best preparation for a career in pediatric anesthesia. A two year non-ACGME fellowship can be arranged depending upon exposure to research.

The 12-month Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship consists of:

  • Approximately 140 clinical days
  • 4 weeks pediatric acute pain service
  • 2 weeks NICU (if no prior pediatric training has been performed)
  • 4 weeks pediatric critical care
  • 4 weeks vacation

The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Johns Hopkins has a strong clinical experience with approximately 14,000 cases per year shared by:

  • 7 General Operating Rooms
  • 1 Pediatric Cardiac OR
  • 1 Procedure Room
  • 2 Out-Patient General Operating Rooms
  • Several remote areas which include the following:
    • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Lab (CVDL)
    • Position Emission Tomography Scan (PET scan)
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • CT, Interventional and Other Radiology Sites

We also administer regional anesthesia which include peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals and provide complex airway management of difficulty airways.

Accredited by: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program No. 0422321028

Duration of Program: 1 Year fellowship Program

Positions Available: 6

ERAS application deadline for a fellowship position to begin in 2018: May 31, 2017

Last date to interview for a fellowship position to begin in 2018: July 31, 2017

Applicant Qualifications: Three years of Clinical Anesthesiology training in an ACGME accredited program

For application eligibility, you must have completed 3 years of training in anesthesiology or its equivalent as approved by the Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee (RRC). We proudly participate in the NRMP match. In ADDITION to the NRMP Match, we will be proudly participating in ERAS and we ask that all applications are submitted via ERAS for the 2018 match. We will be conducting interviews beginning April through July. We will consider applicants outside the usual interview period if we have open positions. Fellowship begins July 1 of the following year.

The following are minimum requirements for consideration for the fellowship interview:

  1. Transcript of medical school record, certified by the medical school
  2. Medical School Dean’s letter of recommendation
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Completed application (either electronic or regular mail)
  5. Visa status information if pertinent
  6. In-service Exam Scores
TBA Registration begins for programs and applicants
TBA Rank Order List submission begins for programs and applicants.
TBA Quota Change Deadline Programs must submit final information on quotas and withdrawals.
TBA Deadline for registration and Rank Order List certification Applicants and programs must submit their rank order lists by this date and time.
TBA Match Day Filled and Unfilled results for individual programs posted to the Web.  Matched and Unmatched information on applicants posted to the Web.
ERAS Deadline Applicants can upload applications into ERAS beginning November 21, 2016 for the 2018 Match.
The deadline to upload an application is May 31, 2017

For more information please visit the NRMP website.

Goals of Successful Training in Pediatric Anesthesiology
The goal of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow’s curriculum is to facilitate the development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to provide advanced peri-operative care which includes general anesthesia or sedation for routine and critically ill pediatric patients requiring surgery or painful procedures.

We have a strong educational program consisting of:

Didactic Lectures

  • Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow’s Orientation: 9 – 10 day series in the beginning of the fellowship that covers key topics in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric developmental stages, PALS, system based practice (operating room flow and equipment as well as pediatric recovery room and pre-operative area.
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow’s Lecture Series: Weekly 40 minute lecture using ACGME generated key words for pediatric anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow’s Journal Club: Quarterly 40 minute review of current Pediatric Anesthesiology selected article and led by a pediatric anesthesiology fellow .
  • PEDI-20: In this series the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows choose 2 topics/year to present to residents. These 20 minute topics are mentored by one of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Faculty and should cover the 5 Core Competencies.
  • Case Conference: The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow presents a recent case that presents challenges covering one of the ACGME core competencies (3/year per fellow prior to monthly Divisional morbidity and mortality session)

Peri-Operative Teaching By The Pediatric Anesthesia Faculty

  • Review of pre-operative assessment of each patient by the anesthesiology fellow prior to general/regional anesthesia or sedation;
  • Discussion of anticipated anesthetic management prior to and during general/regional anesthesia or sedation;
  • Informal discussion of topics related to individual case.

Sean Barnes, MD, MBA
Martha Kenney, MD
Natalia Diaz-Rodriguez
Michael Smith, MD
Erin Springer, MD
Susan Vishneski, MD

Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Bloomberg Children’s Center
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Program Director
Dolores B. Njoku, MD

Program Coordinator
Wanda Franklin