Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship

Two clinicians preforming block on person's back

Regional fellow demonstrating infraclavicular block


Program Director
Brooke Baker, MD

The Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of New Mexico provides twelve months of subspecialty education and training in all aspects of regional anesthesia. Fellows will master upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve blocks, continuous catheter techniques, trunk blocks, eye blocks, and central neuraxial techniques as part of the fellowship program. A thorough understanding of sonographic anatomy is emphasized as ultrasound guidance is used for the vast majority of blocks.

Subspecialty training is at the CA-IV level and begins after satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology. Education and training concentrate on all phases of perioperative anesthesia care for both adult and pediatric patients undergoing inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures with special concentration on ambulatory anesthesia. Fellows spend several months co-administering the inpatient Acute Pain Service as well as dedicated time spent performing regional techniques at the UNM Children’s Hospital. Trainees actively participate in departmental educational activities relevant to their training to include the division’s annual ultrasound guided regional anesthesia workshop.

Under faculty supervision, trainees assume graduated responsibility for instruction and supervision of medical students and junior residents assigned to the service. In addition, trainees are encouraged to participate in clinical and/or basic science research relevant to the discipline of regional anesthesiology. Fellows will work one (1) day a week in the main operating room as an attending anesthesiologist.

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