Pediatric Perioperative Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Fellowship


This advanced fellowship provides an opportunity for specific focus on the methods, tools, and skill set required to systematically improve the quality of the perioperative care of children. Learning opportunities will include clinical experience, didactic instruction, and participation in patient safety research and/or quality improvement efforts. In addition to being able to practice general pediatric anesthesia, physicians completing this fellowship will be well-qualified for a clinical or academic career in quality improvement and patient safety. This advanced fellowship will create specialists uniquely qualified to develop, lead and measure efforts to improve the quality of perioperative care of children.

The sponsoring institution will provide:

  • Access to basic online training modules in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the IHI Open School
  • Access to basic training modules in Microsoft Access and Excel, ChartRunner (or equivalent) and Tableau, as available
  • Enrollment in an advanced training program in quality improvement and patient safety that will include registration fees, housing and transportation costs. Past fellows have completed training through Intermountain Health, Cincinnati Children’s I2S2 program and UCSF’s Certificate Program in Implementation Science.
  • Opportunity to participate in local perioperative quality and patient safety related committee work at the departmental, institutional and national level.
  • Faculty with specific, formal training in quality improvement methodology
  • Faculty with expertise in clinical/patient safety-oriented research and quality improvement
  • We are able to adapt the year’s curriculum to focus on use of technology resources to drive quality improvement and patient safety for those candidates with an interest in clinical informatics.

Please use the common application form for “Advanced Second Year Fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology” from the SPA website. 

Program Director: Gina Whitney, MD

Program Coordinator: Lindsay Baumgartner

Anesthesiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

7th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045

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