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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

Learn more about the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Our fellowship offers the opportunity to develop expertise in a wide variety of cutting-edge regional and neuraxial techniques, along with other comprehensive acute pain management strategies. 

Our one-year program earned ACGME accreditation in 2019. It is based out of UNMC and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, a large tertiary care center and level one trauma center. 

Our fellows can expect a robust clinical experience with the opportunity to personally perform and assist in teaching residents various ultrasound-guided regional techniques. Currently, our residents perform nearly 400 peripheral nerve blocks upon graduation. The APS service, consisting of a staff anesthesiologist, one fellow, one or two residents, and two physician assistants, typically maintains a census of 20 to 30 inpatients for which we are the lead service with respect to pain management.

Our team supplements the clinical experience with a structured educational platform to help the fellow truly become an expert in this sub-specialty of anesthesiology. Additionally, suitable non-clinical time will be provided for academic endeavors.

Locations include the Nebraska Medicine's main campus, Nebraska Medicine Village Pointe and Children's Nebraska.

Rotations

  • Acute Pain Service
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Pediatric Acute Pain Service
  • Chronic Pain Clinic

Application Process

One position is available per year, and prospective fellows must have successfully completed an Anesthesiology residency at an ACGME-accredited residency program.

We participate in the common application and match process provided by SF Match for recruitment. Applicants will register with and apply to our program through the Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship with SF Match Portal

  • Application registration begins Dec. 15, 2023.
  • Application deadline is March 31, 2024.
Applicants selected for a formal interview will be extended an invitation for a virtual interview in the spring.

Faculty

Director, Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor
Director of Anesthesiology, Lauritzen Outpatient Center/Fritch Surgery Center, Nebraska Medicine
Director, Outreach and Fundraising, Strategic Plan
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist

Nicholas E. Heiser, MD, headshot

Associate Director, Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor
Acute Pain Medicine, Nebraska Medicine

Rafael Arsky Lombardi, MD, headshot

Associate Director, Residency Program for Rotations and Operations, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Anesthesiology Quality Assurance Committee
Associate Professor
Section Head, Abdominal Organ Transplant Anesthesiology, Nebraska Medicine
Multispecialty Anesthesiologist

Cale Kassel, MD, headshot

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Perioperative Services , Children's Nebraska
Clinical Service Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Jessica Goeller, DO, FAOCA

Adjunct Faculty

Robert Lieberman Professor in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Cancer Pain Medicine, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Multispecialty Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Associate Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor
Chronic Pain Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Anesthesiologist
Director of Anesthesiology, Bellevue Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Media
Associate Professor
Medical Director, ECMO, Nebraska Medicine
Critical Care Anesthesiologist

Current Fellow

Jasmeen Kaur, MBBS

Medical School - Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, India
Residency - Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, India
Residency - Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Jasmeen Kaur, MBBS, headshot