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Fellowship Training Program:
Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Medicine
at Seattle Children's Hospital

Description

The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington offer a fellowship in pediatric pain medicine. This fellowship is 12 months in duration, focused on the assessment and treatment of acute, recurrent, and chronic pain in infants, children, and adolescents.

The eligible candidate should have completed ACGME approved residency in anesthesiology, pediatrics, or a related field. Fellows are an integral part of the interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Team at Seattle Children’s, where they obtain skills in evaluation, prevention, and treatment of acute, recurrent, chronic, and cancer pain amongst pediatric patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. There is a rotation at the University of Washington’s Center for Pain Relief, which includes experience with adult patients and development of interventional skills. There are also elective experiences with complementary and integrative medicine therapies through the Bastyr University of Natural Health, as well as at Seattle Children’s. Although not a principal focus of the fellowship, clinical and translational research opportunities are also available.

Fellowship Faculty

  • Adams, Trevor, MD Pediatric Fellow, SCH
    ACGME Fellow
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    Trevor Adams, MD

    Pediatric Fellow
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Chrisman, Sara, MD, MPH Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Sara Chrisman, MD, MPH

    Acting Assistant Professor
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Research Interests: relationship between the brain and behavior, primarily regarding concussive injury

  • Grigg, Eliot, MD Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Eliot Grigg, MD

    Acting Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    eliot.grigg@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Groenewald, Cornelius "Neels" B., MD, ChB Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Facutly
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    Cornelius "Neels" B. Groenewald, MD, ChB

    Acting Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    cornelius.groenewald@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Kassebaum, Nicholas, MD Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Nicholas Kassebaum, MD

    Acting Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Law, Emily, PhD Acting Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Emily Law, PhD

    Acting Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    emily.law@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Research Interests: Health-risk behaviors in adolescents with chronic pain, the interrelation between pain and sleep and the impact of chronic pain on child and family functioning.

  • McGinn, Kathleen L., MD Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Kathleen L. McGinn, MD

    Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    katie.mcginn@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Field of Interest: Pediatric regional anesthesia, pain management and acupuncture, palliative care.

  • Rabbitts, Jennifer A., MB ChB Assistant Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Jennifer A. Rabbitts, MB ChB

    Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    rabbits@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Rampersad, Sally E., MB, DCH, FRCA Associate Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Sally E. Rampersad, MB, DCH, FRCA

    Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    sally.rampersad@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Professional Interests: Quality improvement, crew resource management and human factors/team training, PALS instructor.

    Personal Interests: Parenting, skiing and running the occasional half marathon!

  • Tham, See Wan, MB BS Acting Instructor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    See Wan Tham, MB BS

    Acting Instructor
    Center for Clinical and Translational Research, SCH
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Walco, Gary A., PhD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Gary A. Walco, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics & Psychiatry
    Director of Pain Medicine, SCH

    gary.walco@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Professional Interests: A major professional focus has been advocacy for better pain management for children. The socpe of these efforts conitnues to broaden, including national and international efforts.

Program Structure

There are two distinct structures to the program, both focused on one year training experiences.

  1. For anesthesiologists, the trainee is in a faculty-fellow role. Sixty percent of the time is dedicated exclusively to training, while forty percent involves the provision of clinical service.
  2. Other physicians are in an advanced post-medical graduate role and the entire focus is on training.

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants must have completed residency in an accredited graduate training program and passed all three steps of the USMLE to be eligible for consideration. The application process for all the faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Application for Faculty Fellowship
  • Letter of intent/personal statement
  • Three current reference letters, including one from the residency program director or current director
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of anesthesia degree (if applicable)
  • Current medical license
  • USMLE all three steps
  • ECFMG documentation (if applicable)
  • Documentation supporting citizenship status (if applicable)

Application Process and Questions

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

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
e-mail: anesfell@u.washington.edu

Fellowship Director

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Gary A. Walco, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry Director of Pain Medicine Acting Director, Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship

Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE/P.O. Box 5371
Mail Stop MB.11.500.3
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: (206) 987-2704
Fax: (206) 987-3935
Email: gary.walco@seattlechildrens.org

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