Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship


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:

Our goal for fellowship is to train and mentor future Pediatric Anesthesiologists to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced peri-operative care to children of all ages. This experience includes anesthesia for all pediatric surgical subspecialties, acute and chronic pediatric pain management, and medical/surgical care involving both routine and critically ill pediatric patients. We are committed to providing the highest quality experience and education for each of our fellows.

The fellowship is ACGME accredited and offers two fellowship positions each year. Given our clinical volume, pediatric anesthesia fellows are exposed to a broad base of pediatric anesthesiology experiences and personalized training.

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CHMC) in Omaha, NE is a 225-bed free-standing hospital.  From across a five-state region and beyond, more than 94,000 children annually seek the experience and expertise offered. Our experts practice in over 50 pediatric specialty clinics providing care for complex children with many medical needs.  The state-of-the-art Hubbard Center for Children opened in 2021. This is home to the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and a very busy emergency department. CHMC’s Intensive Care Units provide the most advanced levels of neonatal and pediatric care available, including a highly skilled critical care ground, rotor and fixed wing transport team and a 28-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit staffed 24 hours a day with pediatric intensive care physicians. Nebraska’s only Level IV regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit contains 46 beds and a new Fetal Care Center containing a mother/baby surgical delivery suite for high-risk newborns requiring surgical intervention or support after birth. Our pediatric cardiac program is nationally recognized and provides comprehensive surgical and medical care for children with congenital heart disease, including open heart surgery, heart transplantation, and interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.  The first-in-the-region 50-bed Cardiac Care Unit is a floor dedicated to caring for the full spectrum of pediatric heart patients and offers advanced life support therapies, including ECMO and VAD. CHMC is also recognized nationally for its Orthopedics care and is an international referral center for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

The anesthesiology department at CHMC is an integrated part of patient care.  More than 14,000 surgical cases are performed in 17 locations throughout the hospital including a busy hybrid cardiac catheterization lab and a new radiology suite.  The surgical space in the Hubbard Center is home to 7 new operating rooms including an intraoperative MRI. In addition, CHMC has a 10,000-square-foot pediatric ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms, providing high-quality surgical care for children needing outpatient surgery. The Acute Pain Team specializes in neonatal spinal anesthesia and regional blocks in pediatric patients. A pediatric anesthesiology led comprehensive chronic pain clinic provides multi-disciplinary care to children with complex medical needs.  With 14 different pediatric and surgical subspecialty fellowships, our residents and fellows are exposed to all aspects of our patient’s care.


Educational Series:

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows participate in multiple didactic experiences and conferences including:


Required Rotations:


Elective Rotations:

Application Process:

Contact information:

We appreciate your interest in our program. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding questions about our program.  


To Apply:

Lori Martello
Fellowship Program Coordinator
P: 402-559-7353
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6890

Michelle LeRiger, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Program Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
Phone: 402-955-4385

TJ Lockhart, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Associate Program Director
Phone: 402-955-4385

Jorge Galvez, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Phone: 402-955-4385