Regional Anesthesiology

The Ottawa Hospital is the major tertiary centre for the nation’s capital and the primary teaching centre for the University of Ottawa. It is home to the largest non-military simulation centre in North America. The Regional Anesthesia Fellowship program is well established and nationally recognized. Our subspecialty core group has received Regional Anesthesia Fellowship training from a variety of locations: Brigham and Women's, Harvard University, Duke University, The Monash University in Australia, The Virginia Mason Center in Seattle, The University of Toronto, University of Alberta and locally at the University of Ottawa. Our members have been honoured with teaching awards for outstanding contributions to resident, Fellow and medical student teaching and administration in Regional Anesthetic Techniques. Former graduates of our fellowship training program have been instrumental in the development of their own Regional Anesthesia training in their home base both nationally and internationally.

Two one-year fellowship positions are open for each academic year that spans from July 1 to June 30. You will be based at either The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic or General campus. This program focuses on a variety of orthopedic, general, gynecological, plastics and vascular surgeries, as well as pain management for trauma. We also perform paravertebral single shot blocks for our mastectomy patients. This area of study has been awarded a Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Research Award.

The Riverside Campus is the site of all ambulatory surgery and also the base site for our outpatient ambulatory plexus service. Use of ultrasound and continuous catheter techniques in Regional Anesthesia are fully integrated into our fellowship training programs.

Fellows are expected to take an active role in our education programs including our competence by design residency program and to pursue at least one research project and publish at least one article during the term of the fellowship. Our faculty collaborate with many other centres around the world including University of Toronto, University of Melbourne, Cork University, and the University of Dundee, to name a few.

Former Fellows graduating from our program have established Regional Anesthesia programs in Saudi Arabia and Singapore. In Canada, Fellows are leading regional programs in Halifax, Montreal, Saskatoon and Vancouver.

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