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Program Coordinator, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
Phone: 305-585-1191
Email: mcwells@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from December to May. Interviews are conducted from February to August.

Call Schedule

Fellows take call once a week.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33155

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete all required United States Medical Licensing Examinations or equivalent prior to the start of the program. Applicants will obtain a 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. Applicants are also required to maintain good standing in the prerequisite program and should be board-eligible in anesthesiology.

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

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision:

As part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System, the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program offers a one-year, accredited subspecialty training in two of the largest pediatric hospitals and care institutions in South Florida. Our faculty of board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists are dedicated to continuing the mission of providing our fellows with the education, clinical training and research experience they seek, while doing so in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

We are committed to the advancement of pediatric anesthesiology with a strong focus on providing quality patient care inclusive of compassion, empathy and respect for our very diverse, multicultural community, patient population and their families.

Mission & Vision:

As part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System, the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program offers a one-year, accredited subspecialty training in two of the largest pediatric hospitals and care institutions in South Florida. Our faculty of board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists are dedicated to continuing the mission of providing our fellows with the education, clinical training and research experience they seek, while doing so in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

We are committed to the advancement of pediatric anesthesiology with a strong focus on providing quality patient care inclusive of compassion, empathy and respect for our very diverse, multicultural community, patient population and their families.

Program Director’s Welcome

Within our one-year program, fellows divide their time between Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital. Both facilities are world-renowned leaders in pediatric healthcare, and both are among the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast U.S. As part of our program, the fellows’ clinical training in pediatric anesthesia consists of caring for a wide range of pediatric patients, including complex neonatal infants and congenital cardiac patients, as well as neurosurgical, oral maxillofacial, orthopedic, otolaryngology and solid organ transplant patients.

Program Director’s Welcome

Within our one-year program, fellows divide their time between Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital. Both facilities are world-renowned leaders in pediatric healthcare, and both are among the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast U.S. As part of our program, the fellows’ clinical training in pediatric anesthesia consists of caring for a wide range of pediatric patients, including complex neonatal infants and congenital cardiac patients, as well as neurosurgical, oral maxillofacial, orthopedic, otolaryngology and solid organ transplant patients.

The Miami Transplant Institute Pediatric Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the largest, most comprehensive and technologically advanced pediatric transplant centers in the nation. It continues to be one of the top three transplant centers in the world for volume and outcomes for pediatric livers, and is the only intestinal and multivisceral transplant program in the Southeastern United States.

Each fellow will rotate through the Holtz Children’s Hospital Level III neonatal intensive care unit (the largest in Florida), as well as the pediatric and cardiac intensive care units. They will also participate in multidisciplinary rounds, lectures and presentations with the intensive care team.

Jackson Memorial Hospital’s collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital affords the fellow a special one-month rotation opportunity at the renowned pediatric children’s hospital specializing in childhood cancers and blood disorders, This rotation is designed to provide focused pediatric pain management and regional anesthesia experience that augments the comprehensive pediatric anesthesiology fellowship training program. Fellows will evaluate and manage acute, chronic and cancer pain in infants and children of all ages, and will apply the use of multimodal pain regimens, including the application of interventional regional anesthesia/analgesia with peripheral nerve blocks.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in pediatric simulation sessions at our Center for Patient Safety, and will participate in the training and supervision of anesthesia residents and nurse anesthetists during their junior attending day at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

It is truly exciting to see how the academic support of our complex, multifaceted, integrated teams has enabled this program to continue to reach the highest levels in pediatric anesthesiology and perioperative healthcare for our region. We look forward to giving you the opportunity to see for yourself just how dynamic our pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program truly is.

-Lydia Jorge, MD

Description

Jackson Memorial Hospital’s collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital affords the fellow a special one-month rotation opportunity at the renowned pediatric children’s hospital specializing in childhood cancers and blood disorders, This rotation is designed to provide focused pediatric pain management and regional anesthesia experience that augments the comprehensive pediatric anesthesiology fellowship training program. Fellows will evaluate and manage acute, chronic and cancer pain in infants and children of all ages, and will apply the use of multimodal pain regimens, including the application of interventional regional anesthesia/analgesia with peripheral nerve blocks.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in pediatric simulation sessions at our Center for Patient Safety, and will participate in the training and supervision of anesthesia residents and nurse anesthetists during their junior attending day at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

It is truly exciting to see how the academic support of our complex, multifaceted, integrated teams has enabled this program to continue to reach the highest levels in pediatric anesthesiology and perioperative healthcare for our region. We look forward to giving you the opportunity to see for yourself just how dynamic our pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program truly is.

-Lydia Jorge, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

400+ open heart cases annually with global healthcare & mission trip opportunities to Guatemala, Haiti & abroad

Largest Level III neonatal intensive care unit in Florida

Largest pediatric transplant center in Southeastern U.S. for kidneys, livers & multivisceral transplants (averaging 40+ transplants annually)

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Clinical training in pediatric anesthesiology is spent caring for pediatric patients in the operating rooms, other anesthetizing areas and in intensive care units. This includes experience providing anesthesia for inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, non-operative procedures and pre- and post-anesthesia care.

Within the pediatric cardiac surgery rotation, the pediatric anesthesiology fellow focuses on the anesthetic requirements and support for surgical and interventional correction of congenital heart diseases in newborns, children and young adults.

The specialty curriculum allows for full participation in educational and scholarly activities within the training program, along with opportunities to develop research projects. The curriculum focuses on topics specific to pediatric patients and anesthetic management, and is emphasized during board question and answer sessions, journal club reviews and weekly didactic lectures.

Fellows are asked to participate in weekly pediatric anesthesiology conferences and present an advanced clinical cardiovascular topic once a month, moderated by the pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists. They also participate in pediatric solid organ transplant conferences, pediatric cardiac surgical conferences and pediatric anesthesia simulation activities.

The pediatric anesthesia fellow will have full access to the library, research and computer facilities within the Department of Anesthesiology. They will be expected to participate in research projects, patient safety initiatives and quality assessment and improvement activities during their fellowship year where they will have the assistance of the department’s full-time research staff.

Sample Rotation Schedule/Calendar

Your Faculty

Dorothea Baumgard, DO
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Norman Halliday, MD, FACA
Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Isis Del Rio, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Luis Ignacio Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Co-Chair, Florida Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting

Lydia Jorge, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program

Stephan A. Klumpp, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Neil Masters, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Giuliana Orihuela, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Eliane Quintas Silva Vargas, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Alecia S. Stein, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Alumni Placements Include:

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Baptist Health Systems
Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Forest Country Anesthesia
Holtz Children’s Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Levine Children’s Hospital
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Riley Children’s Health/Indiana University Health
South Miami Hospital
Tripler Army Medical Center
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital

Alumni Placements Include:

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Baptist Health Systems
Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Forest Country Anesthesia
Holtz Children’s Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Levine Children’s Hospital
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Riley Children’s Health/Indiana University Health
South Miami Hospital
Tripler Army Medical Center
University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital