The Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship program consists of twelve months of subspecialty, post-graduate training following successful completion of an accredited residency program in anesthesiology. Our newly accredited fellowship is an amalgamated program sponsored by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Children’s Of Alabama (COA), and Pediatric Anesthesia Associates, PC.

The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children has one of the busiest operating rooms in the country, providing over 22,000 anesthetics in the past year including every surgical subspecialty- now recently including pediatric cardiovascular and transplant services. This is a unique opportunity to train pediatric anesthesiologists in a setting that draws patients from all over the southeast presenting them with an incredible array of medical and surgical pathology while providing care to a considerable local population with every day, bread-and-butter surgical needs.

Fellowship training is designed to develop expertise in the practice and theory of pediatric anesthesia. The program emphasizes pre-op assessment, patient selection, patient education and in-depth understanding of physiology and pharmacology in the provision of patient care. Fellowship training includes rotations in pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiovascular anesthesia care, general pediatric anesthesia and pain medicine.

Our comprehensive didactic program includes departmental grand rounds, journal club, and weekly lecture series. The fellow is also expected to participate in the annual Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) meeting including the regional
workshop.  Fellow participation in clinical research and presentation at national/regional meetings are strongly encouraged.

Selection of fellows is based on written applications, academic records, scholarly activities and interviews. Further information regarding program structure is available upon request.

The Division of Pediatric Anesthesia is committed to providing an outstanding fellowship training experience.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions about the program.

Jack Crawford, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director