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Program Coordinator, Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
Phone: 305-585-1191
Email: mcwells@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
To begin the application process, please contact Program Coordinator Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz at mcwells@med.miami.edu.

Deadline:
Applications open in July. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interviews are held from January to March.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3 prior to the start of the program. Applicants must have a current and valid Florida medical license or must be eligible to be registered upon appointment.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency and good standing in the prerequisite program.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Perioperative Pain Management utilizes state-of-the-art regional anesthesia techniques as the major component of a multimodal approach to acute pain management. The mission of the division is to provide the highest quality of acute pain control to all of our patients and consequently improve patient outcomes.

Mission & Vision

The Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Perioperative Pain Management utilizes state-of-the-art regional anesthesia techniques as the major component of a multimodal approach to acute pain management. The mission of the division is to provide the highest quality of acute pain control to all of our patients and consequently improve patient outcomes.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship. Training in this program involves the development of expertise in the practice and theory of regional anesthesiology, acute pain management and the understanding of related physiology and pharmacology.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our Acute Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship. Training in this program involves the development of expertise in the practice and theory of regional anesthesiology, acute pain management and the understanding of related physiology and pharmacology.

Fellows will split their time between the two main clinical sites, Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Tower. In addition, fellows also have the opportunity to spend time at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a large county hospital with more than 1,500 licensed beds. As a result, Jackson Memorial Hospital is a tertiary care referral center and the major teaching institution for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. It is also home to Ryder Trauma Center, the leading adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Miami-Dade County.

UHealth Tower is a 560-bed, multispecialty, acute-care hospital and the flagship hospital and clinics facility of the University of Miami Health System.

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is a beautiful 209,000-square-foot outpatient center in Coral Gables, Florida, with six ambulatory operating rooms.

An important aspect of selecting a training program are the surroundings in which you will train. Our program is located in one of the world’s premier destination cities, the beautiful City of Miami. We invite you to come and see for yourself why patients, faculty and students are all drawn to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Graduate Medical Education Program.

-Ralf E. Gebhard, MD

Description

UHealth Tower is a 560-bed, multispecialty, acute-care hospital and the flagship hospital and clinics facility of the University of Miami Health System.

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is a beautiful 209,000-square-foot outpatient center in Coral Gables, Florida, with six ambulatory operating rooms.

An important aspect of selecting a training program are the surroundings in which you will train. Our program is located in one of the world’s premier destination cities, the beautiful City of Miami. We invite you to come and see for yourself why patients, faculty and students are all drawn to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Graduate Medical Education Program.

-Ralf E. Gebhard, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

None

Number of Residents per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

5,000+ peripheral nerve & neuraxial blocks performed annually

Only Level I adult & and pediatric trauma center in Miami-Dade County

State-of-the-art regional anesthesia techniques

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Fellows will develop competence as regional anesthesia physician-specialists, according to the criteria of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. They will develop capabilities to evaluate the appropriate indications and perform a variety of regional anesthesia techniques for anesthesia and acute pain. Fellows are also encouraged to understand indications for rehabilitative approaches encompassing occupational therapy, physical therapy and pain psychology. Equally important is the knowledge of specific indications for peripheral nerve and neuraxial blockade vs. non-interventional techniques according to the patient-specific, concomitant treatment and surgery. Guidance and training in these techniques will be provided by faculty with appropriate expertise in regional anesthesia and anesthesiology.

The use of medications, especially anticonvulsants, antidepressants, local anesthetics, neurolytic agents, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioid analgesics is crucial to the fellowship training as a complement of regional anesthesia techniques. Fellows are also expected to take an active interest in resident education and research endeavors. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will have the ability to either join or establish a regional anesthesia and acute pain service at a wide variety of institutions.

Your Faculty

Monique Espinosa, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Ralf E. Gebhard, MD
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Fellowship
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Clinical Research

Seema Kamisetti, DO
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Nicole Martin, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Corine Munnings, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Maria Rene Suarez, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Robyn Weisman, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Alumni Placements Include:

Louisiana State University Shreveport
Memorial Regional Hospital
The Lennar Foundation Medical Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Alumni Placements Include:

Louisiana State University Shreveport
Memorial Regional Hospital
The Lennar Foundation Medical Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center