Thank you for your interest in a Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at the DMC. The Department currently offers two accredited fellowship opportunities:
Pediatric Anesthesia (Accredited)
Pain Medicine (Accredited)
All fellowships are available in the PGY-5 (CA-4) year. Qualified applicants will have completed four years of training in an ACGME accredited anesthesiology or physical medicine and rehabilitation (for pain fellowship only) residency program, currently
in the examination process with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), and be eligible to obtain a State of Michigan medical license.
Applications are accepted from April to July each year. All applicants must be board eligible. Interviews are scheduled between August and October. All fellowship applicants are required to submit:
A current resume/CV
A completed fellowship application for the fellowship program of interest
Three letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with the applicant’s prior medical performance, work habits, decision making, etc.
Any other supporting documentation that the applicant feels would be beneficial to his/her application (copies of standardized test scores, such as ITE exams, AKT exams, USMLE scores, etc.)
A recent picture/photo
Availability for a formal interview
A completed fellowship application includes all of the above materials. Please review each fellowship program below for more information and where to send your completed fellowship application.
Applicants who send in a completed application and all of the required documentation may be invited for a formal interview. All fellowship applications are reviewed and candidates are interviewed by the Director and/or program faculty and staff of each
fellowship program. All applicants will be notified of the final decision in writing. Successful applicants who receive an offer for a position will be notified in writing and a contract from GME (Graduate Medical Education) will follow.
For more information regarding the Pain Medicine fellowship applications, please contact Stephanie Harris at (313) 745-7233. For Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship information, please contact the Children’s Hospital of Michigan directly at (313)
The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, offers an ACGME-accredited one-year program, and occurs at Children's Hospital of Michigan (www.childrensDMC.org). The pediatric anesthesiology fellowship involves advanced clinical training in all aspects of anesthesia and perioperative pediatric medicine. This program allows exposure to anesthesiology for complex congenital disease, neurosurgery, neonatal surgery, craniofacial and scoliosis repair.
For the first two months, fellows attend 45-minute, bi-weekly didactic sessions covering a variety of pediatric anesthesia topics. They then participate in Fellows Conference which consists of case presentations and specific topic discussions. In addition, a weekly CME conference is facilitated by pediatric staff anesthesiologists, lecturers from other CHM departments or guests from outside institutions. Research is encouraged.
Fellowship training includes rotations in the following disciplines:
General pediatric surgery
Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery (at least one month)
Pediatric orthopedics including spinal fusions
Pediatric plastic surgery including craniofacial surgery
Pediatric transplant surgery
Pediatric oral/dental surgery
Pediatric burn surgery
Pediatric radiological procedures
Pediatric intensive care (one month)
A qualified candidate must have satisfactory completion of the residency program in anesthesiology as required for entry into the examination system of the American Board of Anesthesiology. For a Pediatric Fellowship application, please contact Children’s Hospital of Michigan directly at (313) 745-5535.
Interested candidates may send their application and CV to:
Maria M. Zestos, M.D.
Chief of Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Street
Detroit, MI 48201
P. (313) 745-5535
The Pain Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that involves training in acute and chronic pain management. Rotations through component specialties ensure adequate exposure to all aspects of modern pain management techniques, including diagnosis and treatment modalities.
A multidisciplinary approach is taken in the management of pain during this fellowship. Fellows will be provided education, training, and experience required for a specialist in pain management. Including, but not limited to, training in theory, indications, risks, complications, and practical applications of a variety of pain management procedures and techniques. Fellows receive and will participate in ongoing didactic education as scheduled. Fellows will perform invasive procedures under the direction of qualified faculty. These procedures include, but are not limited to, epidural injection, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve blocks, celiac plexus block, etc.
Upon completion, fellows will meet all requirements for passage of the ABA Certificate of Special Competence in Pain Management.
The pain fellowship offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including approved vacation.
Interested applicants should submit their application and supporting material via ERAS. Supporting materials include but are not limited to:
Minimum of three (3) current letters of recommendation
USMLE and/or COMLEX scores
ITE & Board Exam scores
Anything else that you feel will strengthen your application
Questions can be directed to:
Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Attn: Stephanie Harris, M.B.A., Fellowship Coordinator
Anesthesiology Educational Programs
3990 John R., Box 162, Room 2901
Detroit, MI 48201