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Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Message from the Program Director

The Obstetric Anesthesiology fellow is an integral part of the perinatal care team along with Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians and fellows, the Complex Obstetric Surgical Service directed by Dr. Ozhan Turan, and a multi-disciplinary program in simulation. Over the past 33 years, the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology has trained over 30 fellows, many of whom have moved on to leadership roles in Obstetric Anesthesiology at other institutions. Fellow experience in obstetric anesthesiology includes three months of research, two weeks of Maternal Fetal Medicine and two weeks of Neonatology training. Each fellow gets experience in leadership, communication and practice management skills by developing and implementing interdisciplinary Patient Safety/Quality Improvement project. There are opportunities for limited moonlighting.

The University Of Maryland Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology has four full-time and 10 contributing faculty providing 24/7/365 coverage of senior residents and fellows. There are approximately 2,000 deliveries a year (approximately 80% high risk), with 70% of women undergoing vaginal delivery receiving epidural analgesia. With a 30% abdominal delivery rate, this translates to approximately 80% of our parturients receiving anesthesia. We have approximately 4,000 non-delivery admissions and are actively involved in the care of approximately 3-4 critically-ill gravidae per month, often hospitalized with severe cardiac, neurologic, traumatic disease and requiring mechanical ventilation and invasive monitoring.

We welcome your interest in our training program and look forward to meeting you.

 

Shobana Bharadwaj, MBBS
Assistant Professor
Program Director

Learn More about the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Facilities

University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major tertiary facility with approximately 900 beds. The Medical Center cares for more than 30,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients each year. UMMC recently opened a new 30,000 square foot Labor and Delivery Suite in October 2018, which features 12 labor rooms and 12 triage and PACU rooms.

 

Research

The Division of Obsetric Anesthesiology has an active history of clinical and translational research and can provide many opportunities within the Department of Anesthesiology, as well as in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. These include basic and clinical science, an extensive fetal database and an obstetric emergency simulator program. Recent fellows have attended annual scientific meetings (including SOAP) and have produced published manuscripts.

Recent Publications

Kodali BSBharadwaj S. Foetal surgery: Anaesthetic implications and strategic management. Indian J Anaesth. 2018;62(9):717-723. PMID:30237598.

Malinow AM, Schuh RA, Alyamani O, Kim J, Bharadwaj S, Crimmins SD, Galey JLFiskum GPolster BM. Platelets in preeclamptic pregnancies fail to exhibit the decrease in mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate seen in normal pregnancies. Biosci Rep. 2018;38(3):BSR20180286. PMID:29654168.

Alyamani OMazzeffi MABharadwaj SGaley JH, Yao R, Shah NG, Malinow AM. Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Prolong Pregnancy: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2018;10(9):229-231. PMID:29708916.

Cox TR, Crimmins SD, Shannon AM, Atkins KL, Tesoriero R, Malinow AM. Liver lacerations as a complication of CPR during pregnancy. Resuscitation. 2018;122:121-125. PMID:29097198.

Orr DL 2nd, Saxen MA, Kodali BS. A Review of Current Literature of Interest to the Office-Based Anesthesiologist. Anesth Prog. 2018;65(2):140-143. PMID:29952637.

Turan OM, Rosenbloom J, Galey JLKahntroff SLBharadwaj S, Turner SM, Malinow AM. The relationship between rostral retraction of the pannus and outcomes at cesarean section. Am J Perinatol. 2016;33(10):951-956. PMID:27100522.

Galey JBharadwaj S, Crimmins S, Hong CMMalinow AM. Anesthetic Implications of an Obstetric Patient with Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome. A A Case Rep. 2016;6(6):146-149. PMID:26579613.

Alumni

Over the past 33 years, the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology has trained more than 30 fellows, many of whom have moved on to leadership roles in Obstetric Anesthesiology at other institutions.

View List of Fellowship Alumni

How to Apply

Application Resources:

Your file is complete when we receive: 

  1. The completed University of Maryland Application for Fellowship in Anesthesiology. The application must have an original signature. 
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Your Personal Statement (name and credentials should appear on the personal statement)
  4. A copy of your medical school transcript
  5. Your USMLE I, II & III /COMLEX scores
  6. Your specialty specific In-Service, In-Training exam or Board Scores
  7. Three letters of reference; one of which should be from the chairman or program director of your training program

All documents (items 1-6) should be submitted and received in full.  

All Letters of Recommendation should be sent directly from the respective writer, unless the LORs are in a sealed envelope with their signature across the back.

Applications and LORs can be sent by postal mail or courier to: 

Shobana Bharadwaj, MBBS, Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program Director
c/o Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, Suite S11C00
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Phone: 410-328-2628

Fax: 410-328-0546

Electronic submissions should be should be sent to: anesresfellcoor@som.umaryland.edu