The Neuroanesthesia Fellowship of University of Washington offers a one-year neuroanesthesia fellowship for trainees who have completed a three-year anesthesia residency training program in an accredited program in the U.S. or an equivalent program. This clinical fellowship is based at Harborview Medical Center. The general goal is to provide advanced training in all aspects of neuroanesthesia including monitoring techniques. The program is flexible and can accommodate candidates with different areas and levels of interest.
This flexible neuroanesthesia training program primarily include:
Although primarily clinical, opportunities exist within the University of Washington to pursue training in laboratory research as part of the fellowship training. Some clinical duty functioning as an attending physician is required as part of the program.
All four teaching hospitals (UW Medical Center, Harborview, VA Puget Sound HCS, and Children's Hospital) have neurosurgical procedures although the majority of them are conducted in the first two hospitals.
Drs. Michael Souter, Miriam Treggiari, and Steven Deem, direct and participate in the in the Neurocritical Care Service. The Neuroanesthesia Fellowship can be structured to incorporate neurocritical care training.
Lorri Lee, MD
Perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy. Influence of position on intraocular pressure. Vascular and CO2 reactivity of ophthalmic artery.
Monica Vavilala, MD
Pediatric head injury. Cerebral autoregulation
Michael Souter, MB ChB, FRCA
Alan Artru, MD
Major interest in CSF absorption and production, cerebrovascualar hemodynamics and influence of pharmacological agents, brain protection.
Faculty fellows responsibilities will involve a 40 /60* division of time between clinical service work (40%) and fellowship activities (such as working with their faculty supervisors and mentors, teaching and research)(60%). * In certain cases this time may be flexible or negotiable depending on the educational needs and research interests of the individual fellow, and particularly if the fellow wishes to undertake a 2 year commitment.
The Division of Neuroanesthesia consists of the following faculty members: Dr. Michael Souter (head), Dr. Monica Vavilala, Dr Miriam Treggiari, Dr. Deepak Sharma and Dr. Armagan Dagal. Immediate questions regarding the training program should be directed to Dr. Souter.
The department maintains an excellent library and all major textbooks on neuroanesthesia are available either from the department library or from Dr. Souter's own collection. A neuroanesthesia manual maintained and updated for use by residents is also available for use by the fellow.
Learning will occur from active participation in discussions with senior faculty and reading of recommended texts and publications. The fellow is expected to pursue some areas of interest in depth. Participation in other educational activities including presentation of cases at mortality/morbidity conferences and teaching of residents and medical students are required.
Medical conferences of educational value include the following:
Fellows are encouraged to attend these conferences when they are not in direct conflict with clinical responsibilities.
Note: Actual experience and knowledge acquired during the fellowship is variable, and is dependent on the fellow's own learning objectives, area of interest, level of motivation, enthusiasm and efforts put into it.
The application process for all the faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:
Baya D. Walls
Faculty Fellowship Program Assistant
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington, Box 356540
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6540
phone: 206-221-3017 / fax: 206-543-2958
Dr. Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM
Professional Interests: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Ultrasonography, Cerebrovascular physiology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Education in Anesthesiology.
Harborview Medical Center Box 359724