Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship program at West Virginia University.
West Virginia University’s Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship is a 1 year ACGME-accredited fellowship that accepts 1 fellow per year. The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system, is comprised of ten hospitals. Its flagship hospital, Ruby Memorial Hospital, is a tertiary academic medical center with level 1 trauma capability. As such, the regional anesthesia and acute pain service is a bustling service that currently performs over 2,500 single injection and continuous peripheral nerve blocks annually. There are multiple faculty members on the regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine service with substantial regional anesthesia experience and/or fellowship training.
The regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine service provides services to the main hospital operating rooms, the outpatient surgical center within the main hospital, and all inpatient units within Ruby Memorial Hospital. Fellows perform a variety of peripheral and neuraxial blocks for a diverse array of clinical services. The focus on regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine serves to provide great educational and training opportunities that will prepare fellows to become subspecialty-trained anesthesiologists. This opportunity would provide fellows not only with clinical education and training, but also with ample opportunity to refine and improve teaching skills in working with resident physicians and nurse anesthetists as part of an anesthesia care team.