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Fellowship Training Program:
Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology

The Regional Anesthesia Fellowship at University of Washington offers a one or two-year 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 University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake, University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest, the Roosevelt Ambulatory Surgery Center and Harborview Medical Center. The general goal is to provide advanced training in all aspects of Regional Anesthesia including the use of ultrasound guided techniques and the use of peripheral nerve catheters. The program is flexible and can accommodate candidates with different areas and levels of interest.


The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine offers 3 clinical fellowship positions in Regional Anesthesia based at UWMC and at HMC. The regional fellow will devote 60% of their effort to academic activities related to regional anesthesia, including learning advanced regional anesthesia techniques from our national and internationally known faculty experts, teaching and supervising residents, participating and teaching at our annual cadaver workshop, and performing clinical research.

Fellowship Faculty

Current Regional Fellows

Clinical Experience

The clinical activities undertaken by the regional fellow will consist of a 40% effort working as an Acting Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine including clinical OR work and three 12 hour in-house OR call sessions per month.

Training in Seattle

Learn about life and training in Seattle. Visit our GME's website for Prospective Residents and Fellows.

Application Process

The application process for all the faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Application for Faculty Fellowship (PDF)
  • 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)

We are currently accepting applications for the faculty fellowship program for positions beginning in Fall 2023. Preference will be given to applicants for two-year positions.


Please direct inquiries and applications to:

Valerie So
MSA & OBA Fellowship Specialist
University of Washington School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Box 356540
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6540


Fellowship Director

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Dr. Vanessa Loland
Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

UW Medical Center, Box 356540
1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Vmail: 206-598-4665
Fax: 206-598-4544

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