The Department of Anesthesiology’s Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowship earned ACGME accreditation in 2019. The one-year fellowship program is based out of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine, which is a large tertiary care center and level one trauma center. The fellow will gain expertise in a wide-variety of cutting edge regional and neuraxial techniques, along with other comprehensive acute pain management strategies.
The UNMC RAAPM Fellow can expect a robust clinical experience with the opportunity to both personally perform and to 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 associated with RAAPM.
- Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Nebraska Medicine Village Pointe
- Acute Pain Service
- Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Pediatric Acute Pain Service
- Chronic Pain Clinic
Nicholas Heiser, MD (Program Director)
Thomas Nicholas, MD (Director of the Acute Pain Service)
Beth Burton, MD
Cale Kassel, MD
Bradley Fremming, MD
Madhuri Are, MD
Kimberly Haynes-Henson, MD
Michael Lankhorst, MD
Danstan Bagenda, PhD
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.
- Positions available each academic year: 1
- Prospective fellows must have successfully completed an Anesthesiology residency at an ACGME-accredited residency program.
- Applications are accepted on a continual basis, and we encourage submission of completed materials no later than May 1 of the calendar year prior to the start of the fellowship year (i.e. during CA-2 year). Applications will be reviewed in late winter/springtime with invitations to those applicants selected for formal interview extended in the spring. Applications can be emailed to the Program Coordinator.
- Selection of fellows is based on academic performance during residency, in-training examination scores, research experience, and letters of recommendation from faculty anesthesiologists, as well as conduct during an interview.
For more information regarding the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, please contact:
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4455