Perioperative Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia Fellowship

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Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Brigham and Women's Perioperative Medicine Fellowship program. We are truly proud of the fellowship experience we offer at our institution. At the core of our program is our commitment to the highest quality medical care in an intellectually stimulating environment. The Brigham and Women's Hospital Anesthesiology Department has renowned faculty who are dedicated to the teaching and support of our accomplished residents so that they will be superbly prepared to practice in any setting, however challenging. We are fortunate to have all the resources of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals available to us, with an unmatched diversity of clinical cases and outstanding research and public service opportunities. We seek to nurture all the talents of our fellows throughout their training so that they will not only achieve competency in all areas but will go on to become leaders in the field of Perioperative Medicine and achieve their highest potential as physicians and researchers. We also seek to foster a collegial and supportive atmosphere.

Please find more information about our curriculum and facilities on this website, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA 
Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Director
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA

Perioperative Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia Fellowship Director

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Contact Us

If you are interested in our Perioperative Medicine Fellowship, please contact:

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA
Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Director
rurman@bwh.harvard.edu

Angela Bader, MD, MPH
Associate Fellowship Director
abader@bwh.harvard.edu

David L. Hepner, MD, MPH
Assistant Fellowship Director
dhepner@bwh.harvard.edu

Laura Woods, MPH
Fellowship Program Manager
lwoods4@bwh.harvard.edu

Overview

The goal of this Fellowship is to provide a diverse set of educational experiences tailored towards individual needs and background of the fellow. Training will offer opportunities to develop clinical, organizational and managerial skills necessary to become a perioperative medicine consultant. The fellow will be ex­ posed to the principles of perioperative services management, innovation and development of clinical pathways, as well as a systems-based approach to quality, safety, leadership, and value-based care. The Fellowship will provide a well­ rounded educational experience consisting of administrative rotations, didactics, research, and clinical work to create leaders in perioperative medicine.

The Fellowship is a 12 month full-time experience consisting of four major components: administrative rotations, didactics, projects and research and a clinical commitment as a staff (Attending) anesthesiologist. The Fellowship aims to provide a diverse set of educational experiences tailored towards individual needs and background of each fellow.

Curriculum

The Fellowship is a 12 month full-time experience consisting of four major components: administrative rotations, didactics, projects and research and a clinical commitment as a staff (Attending) anesthesiologist. The Fellowship aims to provide a diverse set of educational experiences tailored towards individual needs and background of each fellow.

  • Rotations:
    • Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation
    • Operating Room Management (Main OR)
    • Perioperative Hospital Services
    • Quality and Safety
    • Non-Operating Room Anesthesia
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Ariadne Labs
    • Hospital Pain Management-Leadership and Clinical Service
    • Palliative Medicine
    • Hospital Leadership Track
    • Perioperative Nursing and Procedural Areas
    • BWH Innovation Hub (iHub)
    • Medical Ethics
  • Didactics
  • Research
  • Clinical Work

Clinical Experience

The Fellow is expected to work as an attending anesthesiologist two days a week (0.4 FTE) in either the main operating room at BWH or one of the non-operating room locations as determined by the needs of the Department of Anesthesiology. The other 0.4 (FTE) (2 days/ week) will be spent on different rotations outlined above, and the remaining 0.2 FTE (1 day/week) will be reserved for research projects.

FAQs

Q. What are the annual salary and benefits like?
A. Please contact us about current salary. Employment benefits include health, dental, disability and other insurance. For more information please refer to FREIDA and the Partner’s Office of Resources for Trainees.

Q. Can you give me some information about trainee contracts?
A. Please refer to the Trainee Contract section of our website.

Q: Do you offer an education allowance?
A. Yes, we do offer an education allowance of $2,000.

Q: Do you sponsor Visas? 
A. At this time, our institution sponsors both H1b and J1 Visas.

Q. Is moonlighting available?
A. is available within the Partners Healthcare System to residents at the CA-2 level of training or higher. Fellows need permission from the Program Director and must have obtained a full medical license, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) and Federal DEA numbers.  Moonlighting Fellows cannot be on a J1 Visa.

How to Apply

Application Documents

Perioperative Medicine Fellowship Application (pdf)

Please submit the following documents electronically to cmcintosh6@bwh.harvard.edu

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your medical school transcript
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

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