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Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

It is an exciting time to pursue a Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship! MUSC offers a 12-month fellowship where the fellow will enhance his/her cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills to safely and effectively administer and teach regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine as a consultant in anesthesiology. Our fellows are a vital part of our team and are responsible for decisions related to case and block selection to facilitate the smooth flow of the operating room (OR) cases and to enhance patient recovery.

As a fellow, you will be expected to develop and demonstrate the skills needed to establish regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine as a primary component of his/her future practice. Upon completion of the program, you should demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: local anesthetics, neuraxial and systemic opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, non-opioid adjuncts for analgesia, systemic opioids, nonopioid analgesics, nerve localization techniques, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia (lumbar, thoracic, caudal), upper-extremity nerve block, lower-extremity nerve block, truncal blockade, and intravenous regional anesthesia.

As a practice, we are constantly evolving and looking at newer and improved techniques to offer our patients the best care. As such, we are a highly collaborative and motivated team that seeks like-minded fellows who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skillset to include the most up-to-date regional anesthetic techniques. As such, fellows will also be expected to participate in research and present at national conferences under the guidance of faculty.

The Medical University of South Carolina offers our fellows a high volume and variety of cases. The University Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and covers a variety of surgical services including Orthopedics, General, Gynecology, Interventional Radiology, Transplant, ENT, Trauma Urology, and Neurosurgery. Our fellows will learn and perform blocks for the chest wall at Ashley River Tower where Cardiac and Thoracic surgery is performed. This site also services Plastics, Surgical Oncology, and Vascular Surgery. Just across the street is our newest hospital, Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women's Pavillion providing obstetric and pediatric services. Let's not forget Rutledge Tower, our ambulatory center where we do same-day surgery including orthopedic and plastic surgery. Here, we also find our Chronic Pain Clinic led by fellowship-trained Chronic Pain specialists. With all of these buildings on our downtown campus and within walking distance of each other, our fellows find a wealth of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain experience - we perform over 10,000 blocks a year! There is no doubt that MUSC will prepare you for your future practice!

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We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Division Faculty

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine faculty members are recognized leaders in the field with peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, in addition to speaking at regional and national conferences. All of the regional faculty are board-certified in anesthesiology and members of the regional anesthesiology pain service. The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at MUSC is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. The department is comprised of 70+ staff anesthesiologists, 50+ residents in clinical anesthesia training, and more than 50+ nurse anesthetists who are all committed to providing optimal care to adult and pediatric patients requiring anesthesia. Members of the department also conduct clinical research and teach postgraduate and continuing education programs. MUSC anesthesiologists supervise over greater than 35,000 anesthetics annually. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.

Team meeting

Research Opportunities

Fellows are expected to participate in research as a major activity of the yearlong fellowship. To accomplish these objectives, the regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine faculty will mentor the fellow in the production of research, co-authorship of papers as appropriate, and preparation of clinical research proposals with institutional review board approval prior to the start of the fellowship year.

Moonlight Policy

Opportunities for internal moonlighting exist. Moonlighting should not compromise the educational experience but rather enhance it.

Application Process

To apply, please submit your application through SF Match. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Program Contacts 

Renuka George, M.D., FASA
Fellowship Director