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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 Sarah Lesko.

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