Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowships

Regional Anesthesia


The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania is a yearlong post-graduate training program aimed to cultivate expertise in the theory, art, and practical delivery of regional anesthesia and acute pain management. This includes hands-on training in ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks, management of peripheral nerve catheters, neuraxial anesthesia/analgesia and multimodal pharmacological approaches to postoperative pain management. The fellowship also incorporates a part-time clinical instructorship with the responsibility of supervising residents in the operative setting. Our fellowship is non ACGME accredited.

A particular strength of our program is the ability to customize the structure of the fellowship to the needs and interests of individual candidate. We are especially interested in candidates with a goal of pursuing academic career and we offer the opportunity for formal education through the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania resulting in a certificate of clinical research during the fellowship year.


Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia


12 Months

Number of positions:



commensurate with the assigned clinical work during the instructorship

Application deadline:

Until position is filled

How to apply

Application Requirements

  • Curriculam Vitae with photo
  • Personal statement (1 page) to outline the candidate's academic plan.
  • Three (3) letters of reference from current program director and faculty.
  • Copies of ABA/ASA In-Training Exam scores to date.
  • Official medical school transcipt and Dean's Letter.

Application Requirements

  • Completion of ACGME accredited anesthesia residency (by time of starting fellowship).
  • Pennsylvania medical license.

Contact person:

Lu Cai, M.D. Associate Fellowship Director



(215) 662-3793

Fellowship Coordinator:

Jane Maugeri



Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
6 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


(215) 662-3793


(215) 349-5341



Lee Fleisher, M.D. Program Chair
Nabil Elkassabany, M.D. MSCE, Fellowship Director, Chief of Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia
Lu Cai, M.D. Associate Fellowship Director

Other Affiliated Faculty

Daniel Abraham, M.D.
Ignacio Badiola, M.D.
Taras Grosh, M.D.
Christopher Mason, M.D.
Mitchell Weinstein, M.D.
Andrew Wong, M.D.

Participating Hospitals

Penn Presbyterian medical Center
Penn Medicine at University City, Ambulatory Surgical Facility
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania