Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology’s Regional Anesthesiology 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 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.



Core Faculty:
Nicholas Heiser, MD (Program Director)
Cale Kassel, MD
Jessica Goeller, DO

Adjunct Faculty:
Madhuri Are, MD
Danstan Bagenda, MD
Kathryn Crane, MD
Kimberley Haynes-Henson, MD
Andrew Ingemansen, MD

Kyle Johnson, MD
Shaun Thompson, MD

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

Qualifications: Prospective fellows must have successfully completed an Anesthesiology residency at an ACGME-accredited residency program.



To provide more consistency and predictability to the RAAPM fellowship application process, the University of Nebraska Medical Center Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship program will participate in a common application and match process provided by SF Match for recruitment.

Applicants will have to register with and apply to our program through the SF Match website:
Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship with SF Match Portal

Application registration begins January 9, 2023

Application deadline March 31, 2023

Applicants selected for a formal interview will be extended an invitation for a virtual interview in the spring.


For more information regarding the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, please contact:

Lori Martello
Fellowship Coordinator
P: 402-559-7353
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4455