Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship


The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship—Children’s Hospital and Medical Center / University of Nebraska Medical Center

The University of Nebraska College of Medicine Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship in Omaha, Nebraska is an integrated experience between two world-class institutions, UNMC and Children's Hospital & Medical Center. The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship offers a broad based clinical experience including, but not limited to:

  • General Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Neonatology Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Pain Management

Our goal for the fellowship is to train and mentor future Pediatric anesthesiologists to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced peri-operative care. This experience includes general anesthesia, sedation and pain management for routine and critically ill pediatric patients requiring surgery or painful procedures.  We are committed to providing the highest quality experience and education for each of our fellows. 

The fellowship is ACGME-accredited and we offer two fellowship positions each year.  Given our clinical volume, the fellows will have broad base of pediatric anesthesiology experiences and personalized training. 

The Department of Anesthesiology and Faculty:
Mohanad Shukry, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children's Hospital & Medical Center

Children's Hospital & Medical Center (CHMC) is a free-standing, state-of-the-art modern hospital. From across a five-state region and beyond, more than 250,000 children annually seek the experience and expertise of the 145-bed Children's Hospital & Medical Center. The recent addition of the Children's Pediatric Specialty Care Building also provided expansion of 30 pediatric specialty clinics including the Maternal Fetal Center for high risk new born deliveries. Our pediatric cardiac program is one of the best in the country, and our operating room is an international referral center for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The anesthesiology department at CHMC has always been an integrated part of patients' care delivery. More than 11,000 children are anesthetized annually in 10 different locations in the hospital, including a busy hybrid cardiac cath lab and radiology department. With 11 different pediatric and surgical subspecialties fellowships, our residents and fellows are exposed to all aspects of our patients' care.

Lecture Series:

Pediatric Anesthesiology fellows will participate in didactic lectures and conferences.   Lectures are focused on issues relevant to Pediatric Anesthesiology but are also directed at preparation for Pediatric Anesthesiology Boards. The Pediatric Anesthesiology fellows will attend a pediatric Quality Assurance (QA) meeting once per month and review morbidity and mortality of pediatric patients with anesthesiology faculty and other physicians in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment. Additionally, fellows will attend monthly pediatric cardiac QA meetings during their pediatric cardiac anesthesia rotations. These meetings are attended by pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists and pediatric intensive care physicians. Fellows will also attend monthly pediatric fetal conferences during their cardiac rotation, including the Echocardiography QA conference, focusing on pediatric patients with congenital heart disease.  These meetings are attended by pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, neonatologists and high risk obstetric specialists.  Finally, fellows participate in our monthly pediatric anesthesiology Journal Club.

Rotation Roster:

5 Months –General Pediatric Anesthesiology

2 Months –Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

1 Month–Pediatric Intensive Care Rotation/ Neonatology Intensive Care

1 Month–Pediatric Pain Management 

Available Electives:

2-4 Week blocks–Pediatric Pain Management

2-4 Week blocks–Pediatric Cardiology/Echocardiography Rotation

4 Weeks–Research Rotation


General Operating Room- Ambulatory and inpatient anesthesia is provided for patients of all ages, severity of illness and surgical subspecialty using all types of general and regional anesthetic techniques.   Approximately 10,000 anesthetics are administered each year with the surgical subspecialties of pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric neurosurgery, and pediatric craniofacial reconstruction.  The fellows are under the direct supervision of a pediatric anesthesiologist.  Increasing autonomy is given as more experience is obtained.  Night call on this rotation is from home.


Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia- This rotation is designed to provide fellows with intraoperative management of children with all types of congenital heart disease including heart transplantation.  Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology of the specific lesion(s) associated with the congenital heart disease, pharmacology of anesthetic drugs in the setting of congenital heart disease, preoperative evaluation and operative management. This includes placement of invasive monitoring devices, cardiopulmonary bypass, trans-esophageal echocardiography and inotropic support.  Approximately 240 open hearts and 450 cardiac catheterizations are preformed yearly.  Night call is taken from home.


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-This rotation is designed to provide fellows with experience in caring for critically ill patients and to further their understanding of the pathophysiology of congenital heart disease working with Pediatric Intensive Care Physicians.  Fellows on this service will conduct morning rounds with the attending intensivist, cardiac surgeon and cardiologist and coordinate the daily care.  Direct supervision is provided by a member of the critical care staff.

Pain Management-Fellows on this rotation will participate in both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and management of acute and chronic pain.  These services include consultation and management of PCAs and epidural and peripheral nerve block catheters.  Night call is taken from home.

Non-Clinical/Research-Fellows will be encouraged to complete a scholarly activity in an area associated with pediatric anesthesiology as approved by the Program director.  Fellows will be encouraged to present their projects to the entire faculty and completion of work at a national conference.  Research will be overseen by the Research Committees in the Department of Anesthesiology and Children’s Hospital.


Moonlighting Policy:

Moonlighting may occur within the Department of Anesthesiology and under circumstances that are compliant with the moonlighting policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Moonlighting will only be approved after an interview and written permission from the Program Director. Both clinical and educational competence must be verified prior to permission. Each fellow must have a medical license provided by the State of Nebraska and be in good academic standing.

 The Application Process:

  • The Common Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship application can be downloaded from this website.  Click here for application.
  • Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be accepted beginning November 15, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
  • Those applicants selected for a formal interview will be invited to visit between April 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015. 
  • The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Anesthesiology participates in the NRMP Match for placement of Pediatric Anesthesiology fellow positions and will submit their rank list in compliance with its deadlines.  Applicants must register with NRMP Match. Applications for the fellowship must be submitted directly to the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/ Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.


 Please include the following in your application packet:

  •   The Completed Application
  •  3 Letters of Recommendation
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  A Personal Statement
  •  USMLE Exam Scores
  •  In-Training Exam Scores


Send your application materials to:

Mohanad Shukry, MD, PhD
c/o Sarah Kepple, Coordinator
UNMC Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  68198-4455

Program Contacts:

For more information regarding the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, please contact:

Mohanad Shukry, MD, PhD
Program Director
UNMC Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4455

Sarah Kepple, Coordinator
UNMC Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
4455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4455