Program Description and Goals
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
The Pediatric Anesthesiology division at Phoenix Children’s delivers exceptional care to children and adolescents requiring anesthesia for surgical and diagnostic procedures. We are the largest division in the Southwest, offering a comprehensive range of services, making us a leading institution in pediatric anesthesiology. These services encompass not only routine surgical anesthesia but also complex care for neonatal, cardiac, neurosurgical, trauma, and critical care patients. This scope provides an unparalleled educational platform for our Pediatric Anesthesiology fellows.
Our Pediatric Anesthesiology team is composed of fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric specialists, nurses, child life specialists, and others who can contribute to the comprehensive care of the child undergoing anesthesia. We prioritize a holistic approach, with a keen focus on the overall health and emotional well-being of the child and the family.
The provision of anesthetic care in pediatric patients is complex and calls for careful monitoring, often from the induction of anesthesia through the postoperative period. At Phoenix Children’s, we understand the importance of ensuring a continuum of care for children undergoing anesthesia, whether for a one-time procedure or for chronic conditions requiring multiple interventions. Our pediatric anesthesiologists take pride in developing long-term relationships with the children and their families, delivering personalized and comprehensive care.
Our program also offers training in scholarly activities, including research and academic teaching. Each fellow is expected to complete a scholarly project, which may be a clinical or basic science research endeavor. The fellows are responsible for designing and developing the study, conducting the appropriate research procedures, presenting the results at a national meeting, and writing a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. A separate mentor, along with a scholarly oversight committee, will be available to guide the fellows throughout their scholarly pursuits. Additionally, the fellows are expected to participate in a quality improvement project within the division.