Trauma Anesthesiology Fellowship
Message from the Program Director
The mission of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Division of Trauma Anesthesiology is to provide anesthesia expertise for the resuscitation and perioperative care of every critically injured patient at the trauma center. The Division of Trauma Anesthesiology is one of the only groups of anesthesiologists in the country with a practice focused specifically on traumatic injury, personally seeing each admission to the trauma bay on patient arrival. Our clinical practice incorporates acute pain management, regional anesthesia, intensive care medicine, echocardiography and long-term follow up care of patients after injury. Fellow rotations may also include pre-hospital ground and air retrieval, Multitrauma and Neurotrauma ICU coverage, and Trauma Radiology, Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma.
An anesthesiologist is present at every patient's admission to the Shock Trauma Center to assess and manage the airway, and to facilitate early pain control. Venous access, transfusion and acute resuscitation may also be initiated. An Attending Anesthesiologist is available in-house 24 hours a day for emergency airway management in the ICUs, for conscious sedation procedures, for bedside procedures on ECMO patients, and for comprehensive perioperative care in the TRU, OR, and PACU. All of the surgeons at Shock Trauma are specifically trained in trauma (e.g. surgery, orthopedics), as are the nurses and the technicians.
The Division of Trauma Anesthesiology includes 14 full-time attending anesthesiologists (5 with additional board certification in critical care, 2 cardiac anesthesiologists, the Director of Regional Anesthesia at the University of Maryland, 2 United States Air Force (USAF) anesthesiologists and 2 part-time anesthesiologists, along with 25 CRNAs, performing more than 6,000 anesthetics each year. We enjoy a collaborative practice with all specialties at the trauma center due to our singular focus: rescue of the patient from the brink of death and restoration to a meaningful, productive life.
We welcome your interest in our training program and look forward to meeting you.
Assistant Professor and Fellowship Program Director