RehabDepartment of Anesthesiology

Education - Fellowships

Pain Management Anesthesiology Fellowship

Program Director: Oscar deLeon-Casasola, M.D

The Pain Management Fellowship is an American Board of Anesthesiology-approved training program. Our curriculum offers a wide exposure to acute, cancer, and chronic pain. The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) provides a high census of chronic pain patients. Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) offers management of cancer pain, postoperative pain and palliative care.
The Pain fellow participates in all of the above routines. The fellow assists the attending in the training of pain residents and is required to submit at least one case report or one review article during his/her fellowship year. Fellows may participate in selected clinical trials. Basic research experience is also available. Research is supervised by Oscar deLeon-Casasola, M.D. Six months of Intensive cancer pain management training is provided at RPCI where the fellows gain experience in spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and intrathecal pump implantations and therapy. Fellows also spend time with pain psychologists, neurologists, and rehabilitation physicians to understand the basis for a multidisciplinary and multimodal practice style.
Fellows who complete one year of training in Pain Management are eligible to take the American Board of Anesthesiology special certifying examination in Pain Management provided they have previously become board certified anesthesiologists.
Interested applicants may forward their resume and a universal application to:
Kimberly Tuberdyke
Assistant Training Program Administrator
Department of Anesthesiology
77 Goodell Street
Suite 550
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 829-6103

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Program Director: Stacey Watt, MD
The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is a one-year American Board of Anesthesiology-accredited rotation at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB). This is a tertiary care pediatric facility and a Level I Intensive Care Nursery which provides anesthesiology services for the pediatric surgical subspecialties. Approximately 12,000 cases are performed per year under general anesthesia. The pediatric anesthesiology fellows spend a total of twelve months attached to the Department of Anesthesiology. The program is divided into two parts:
  • the core didactic
  • clinical caseload
The pediatric anesthesiology didactic program consists of weekly one-hour conferences on topics from the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship curriculum.
The clinical caseload involves exposure to a wide variety of cases. Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows will be competent in the management of all routine and emergency pediatric cases. They will also become competent in the insertion and interpretation of invasive monitoring for all ages of children from neonates to young adults. These skills will be taught under direct supervision of the attending anesthesiologist. The Pediatric Anesthesiology fellow will also provide anesthesia for open-heart cases, minimally invasive cardiac procedures, complex spinal fusions, and outpatient cases. At the end of the clinical year, they will be competent in all areas of pediatric anesthesia.
Interested applicants may forward their resume and universal application to:
Kimberly Everett
Training Program Administrator
Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7938
Fax: (716) 878-7316

Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program

Program Director: Nader Nader, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.C.P.

The Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is a one year multidisciplinary training program designed to allow the individual maximal exposure to the clinical, research, administrative, and teaching opportunities in the field of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. Board-certified anesthesiologists with either fellowship training in cardiothoracic and/or pediatric anesthesia or its clinical equivalent, and board-certified cardiologists and echocardiologists comprise the faculty component of the program. All have active participation in the training of the cardiothoracic fellows. This subspecialty is recognized by the American Board of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology.
The fellowship year consists of clinical experience in cardiothoracic anesthesiology with involvement in available clinical research projects. Clinical training will include exposure to echocardiography, cardiology lab-based as well as intraoperative echo studies, with the goal of perioperative TEE certification through the National Board of Echocardiography. The fellow will be an integral member of the cardiac anesthesia team involved in the varied aspects of adult and pediatric clinical care. After this year, qualified residents receive certification through the ABA.
Interested applicants may forward their resume and a universal application to:
Kimberly Tuberdyke
Assistant Training Program Administrator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Buffalo
77 Goodell Street
Suite 550
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 829-6103

Anesthesiology Research Training Fellowship Program

Program Director: Paul R Knight, M.D., Ph.D.

The Anesthesiology Research Training Fellowship Program is a two year program intended for motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary environment in the pursuit of a career as an academic physician scientist focused on translational research germane to anesthesiology. In consultation with a program advisory committee, trainees are matched with one of the 24 program faculty mentors, who come from a vast spectrum of disciplines, and develop and conduct a research project(s) in the mentor's laboratory supported by the mentor's funded project(s). The research project(s) must advance topics relevant to the field of anesthesiology that may include, but not limited to: critical care medicine, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology & intensive care, pain management, anesthetic mechanisms of action, bioinformatics, drug delivery, and drug addiction.
Trainees are expected to present their results at national/international meetings and publish manuscripts. Additional didactic course work and/or seminar series attendance may be included in the training should the advisory committee and mentor deem it necessary. Upon completion of the two year research training, fellows should be ready to apply for extramural funding (i.e., NIH mentored K-award) and pursue a junior faculty position. Various UB institutional support mechanisms are available to aid in this transition.
Research Fellowship positions are funded by an NIH T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant. Trainees receive a stipend commensurate with the number of years post-graduate experience and in accordance with NIH schedules. Health insurance, tuition and fees, and travel to meetings are also supported. Qualifications include:
  • US citizen or lawful unconditional permanent resident
  • M.D. (or equivalent), and/or Ph.D (post-anesthesiology residents are preferred)
  • Committed to a career in anesthesiology-related medical research
For additional information, see NIH T32 Anesthesiology Research Training Fellowship Program.
Interested applicants should see Application for details on applying to the program.
Bruce A. Davidson, Ph.D.
Program Assistant Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University at Buffalo
247 Biomedical Research Building
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 829-2172