Letter from the Fellowship Director:
Welcome to the Global Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin! I have been interested in global health and the global burden of surgical disease since my first international trip during medical school, and it is a privilege to now lead this exciting fellowship program.
Global Anesthesia Programs are one of the priorities of the Department of Anesthesiology here at the University of Wisconsin. Our initiative is to enhance perioperative care in low- and middle-income countries through education, research, and the clinical delivery of care. We have active global anesthesiology programs in Rwanda, Zambia, and Honduras, and are planning to revisit previous sites that were temporarily on hold due to the worldwide pandemic.
Our Global Health Anesthesiology Fellowship has the goal to recruit, educate, and train anesthesiologists who have a strong desire to learn about and experience global anesthesia, as well as contribute to the expanding research in the Global Burden of Surgical Disease and the Global Anesthesia Crisis. We have put together an innovative 1 year curriculum with ample opportunity for didactic learning, simulation sessions, and case discussions locally while affording the fellow 3-6 months to participate in education, research, and clinical care abroad. Fellows will also have the opportunity to complete the Capstone Certificate in Global Health Program through the prestigious University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute.
Information about our Global Anesthesiology Fellowship is below including information about how to apply. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to meeting you.
Eric R Simon, MD
Global Anesthesiology Fellowship Director