Regional and Acute Pain Management Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pleased to offer a one year fellowship position in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management. The successful applicant will gain both clinical and research experience in the fields of regional anesthesia and acute pain management. The fellowship is structured with individualized combinations of advanced clinical experience, basic science and clinical research, supervisory experience, and resident and student teaching.

Positions: 1 – 3

Salary: To be determined, depending on the days the fellow serves as clinical faculty (and participation in anesthesiology “general call” coverage).

Type of Training: 50% Clinical Fellow, 20% Academic Fellow, 30% Clinical Instructor

Length of Training: 12 months

Available for candidates who have successfully completed an ACGME accredited residency in anesthesiology.

There is no sub-specialty certification as this is not an ACGME approved fellowship.

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Application Guidelines

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement/cover letter
  • Copy of Board scores (USMLE, COMLEX, NBME, FLEX)
  • Most recent ABA/ASA In-Training Examination scores
  • Letter of recommendation from anesthesiology residency program director
  • Three additional letters of recommendation
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if medical training occurred at a medical school outside of the United States or Canada)


Application materials should be received by December 31 prior to the start of training, which begins July 1.


Please send your application materials to UW Anesthesiology Regional and Acute Pain Management Fellowship.



Brandon Russell
Fellowship Coordinator
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
600 Highland Ave, B6/319
Madison, WI 53792-3272

GME Resources:
UW Health Non- U.S. Citizen Eligibility Requirements
UW Health Graduate Medical Education Applicant Resources


Rotations and Educational Conferences

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.


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.

Fellowship Faculty

Kristopher Schroeder,  MD

Professor (CHS)
Fellowship Program Director
 Vice Chair of CHS Faculty Development
 Interim Vice Chair for Education

Alaa Abd-Elsayed,  MD, MPH

Associate Professor (CHS)
 Division Chief: Chronic Pain
 Medical Director, UW Pain Services
 Medical Director, Pain Clinic

Thomas Broderick,  MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Michael Ford,  MD

Associate Professor (CHS)
 Chief of Anesthesiology Services, UW Health at The American Center

Jill Patzner,  MD

Clinical Associate Professor
 Medical Director, Madison Surgery Center

Jocelyn Blake,  MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Elizabeth Wilson,  MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Mark Stram,  MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Benjamin Walker,  MD

Associate Professor (CHS)
 Medical Director of Perioperative Services at American Family Children's Hospital


Patrick Meyer, MD

Fellowship Director



Brandon Russell

Fellowship Coordinator