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Regional and Acute Pain Management Fellowship

The non-ACGME accredited Regional and Acute Pain Fellowship program provides an intensive teaching, clinical, and research-oriented curriculum for candidates who want to be experts in the field of Regional Anesthesiology.

Fellowship Director:

Olivia Romano, MD
Associate Professor​
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado

Associate Fellowship Director:

Kyle Marshall, MD
Assistant Professor​
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado

For more information, please contact:

Alyson Poeppelman
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop 8202
Aurora, CO 80045
alyson.poeppelman@cuanschutz.edu
303-724-1758

Mission Statement

Upon completion of this year, one will be proficient in the management of perioperative pain. They will utilize various procedural and medicinal modalities with a focus on ultrasound use, floor management and resident education.

Program Description

  • Accreditation: Non-ACGME Accredited
  • Number of positions per year: 4 (four)
  • Stipend: 60% Fellow (PGY-V)/40% Attending

Structure

The Fellowship takes place at University of Colorado Hospital, in Aurora, Colorado.  UCH is a full-service 600-bed, adult academic medical center.  The hospital includes large inpatient and outpatient surgical areas. 

The Fellowship is composed as such:

  • 60% Fellow
  1. Ultrasound guided and Nerve-stim peripheral nerve blocks
  2. Nerve block catheters: both inpatient and outpatient
  3. Neuraxial analgesia techniques
  4. Epidural management and titration
  5. Management of acute pai​n, largely in the surgical patient
  6. Management of acute-on-chronic pain
  7. Multimodal medication and non-pharmacologic management
  8. Hands-on teaching resident-physicians Regional and Acute pain
  9. Multi-disciplinary patient management
  10. Research project in Regional/Acute pain realm
  • 40% Attending – Senior Instructor
  1. Supervisory position, covering Residents, AAs, CRNAs.
  2. Hands-on teaching of resident-physicians, student AAs, SRNAs
  3. All cases covered, except: Cardiac, Thoracic, Liver Transplant
  4. “Moonlighting” - Possible paid-call opportunities on Attending days

The schedule will typically break down to a week of “Fellow activity,” with an alternating week of attending activity. Additionally, the Regional & Acute Pain fellows will alternate weekly coverage, so as to allow the Acute Pain Service to have 100% Fellow staffing.

Regional/Acute Pain Faculty