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Regional & Acute Pain Management Fellowship

Anesthesia Research

Ambulatory & Administrative Medicine

Cardiothoracic and Vascular

Critical Care

Neurosurgical

Pain Management

Pediatric

Regional & Acute Pain Management

Transplant Anesthesia


Overview | Curriculum | Faculty | Application

The fellowship is divided between clinical experience, academic projects, and research. Other learning opportunities that can be incorporated in this fellowship year include ambulatory anesthesia and analgesic techniques, acute pain management in the chronic pain patient, and potential rotations at other institutions that excel in regional anesthesia.

Experience will be gained in a variety of regional anesthesia techniques performed for general, neurological, orthopedic, pediatric, plastic, thoracic, vascular, and urologic surgical cases. Upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve and plexus blocks, continuous catheter techniques for postoperative and acute pain management, paravertebral and TAP blocks, and central neuraxial techniques (including thoracic epidurals and combined spinal-epidurals) will be experienced as part of the fellowship program. Ultrasound guidance is used for the majority of peripheral nerve blocks. The fellow will also participate in the acute pain medicine service and in non-regional anesthesia cases during the training year.

Research Opportunities

The regional anesthesia and acute pain management fellow will spend about 20% of the time in research and academic activities. Under supervision, the fellow is expected to initiate at least one research project and prepare at least one research protocol during the training year.

For More Information
John Shepler, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Fellowship
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
600 Highland Avenue, B6/319
Madison, WI 53792-3272
jashepler@wisc.edu