Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program accepts up to eight fellows annually. The program is structured to meet the requirements for subspecialty certification in pediatric anesthesiology. The core of the training program involves the care of pediatric patients in the operating rooms, other anesthetizing locations and intensive care units, and includes out-of-OR anesthetics, pre-anesthesia evaluation, post-anesthesia care, pain management and advanced life support for neonates, infants and children. Additional training in research, or advanced clinical care in pediatric cardiovascular anesthesia, pediatric pain medicine, or pediatric critical care medicine may be available to the qualified candidate.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Other Facilities
The 296-bed, freestanding Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) is affiliated with the training programs of the Medical College of Wisconsin. It is the largest pediatric hospital in the state of Wisconsin, and the only Wisconsin center offering advanced fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been ranked #4 in the nation by Parents magazine through its Best Children's Hospitals survey, February 2013!! This is the third time Children's Hospital has made the Parents top-10 list. Preemie and newborn, emergency, orthopedic, heart, pulmonary and cancer care specialties all ranked in the top 10.
It serves a geographic area comprising parts of four other states. CHW and an affiliated surgicenter provide a full range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. The CHW facilities include a day surgery area, preoperative clinic, two PACU areas with 16 beds, a hybrid cath lab, and 17 operative suites on two floors. Anesthesia services are routinely provided in several additional locations including interventional radiology, CT, MRI, ERCP, and radiation therapy. The Jane B Pettit Pain and Palliative Care Center, located in the Clinics Building on the CHW campus, accommodates over 1500 outpatient visits annually, as well as supporting the Acute Pain Service faculty.
The nearby Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee includes a 6-room operative suite with associated day surgery and PACU areas.
In all, over 24,000 anesthetics and sedations were performed by the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2011, ranking our program among the nation's largest and busiest pediatric centers.
We currently have over 30 faculty members. Many have dual certifications in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, or advanced certification in Critical Care or Pain Medicine.