The fellowship is a comprehensive program offering clinical exposure to the latest techniques in neuroanesthesia with optional participation in our 20-bed, PET scan equipped, Neuro Intensive Care Unit. Approximately 2,000 patients are treated in 5 state-of-the-art neurosurgical OR’s, two of which are equipped with intra-operative MRI’s. All types of neurosurgical procedures including awake craniotomies, vascular and complex spinal procedures as well as interventional neuroradiology procedures are performed regularly.

Our main focus for investigation is monitoring for cerebral ischemia, epilepsy surgery, electroencephalography/corticography, and postoperative vision loss. Research protocols are encouraged and resources for academic projects are readily available through our Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) along with dedicated non-clinical time. On-going research projects are also available and can provide pathways to further academic endeavors.

This is a 12-month program that can be extended to 18 or 24 months. Applicants should contact us to discuss their desires as the fellowship will be tailored to suit each fellow’s specific needs, goals, and interests.

All applicants must be ECFMG certified.

How to Apply

Please send a completed fellowship application and additional materials to Lisa Parks.

Lisa Parks
Program Coordinator
Washington University School of Medicine
MSC 8054-23-03
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Our Team

Fellowship Director

Umeshkumar Athiraman, MD, MBBS

Umeshkumar Athiraman, MD, MBBS

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Fellowship Coordinator

Lisa Parks

Lisa Parks

Division Administrator

Alumni Fellows
Aaron  Norris, MD, PhD

Aaron Norris, MD, PhD

Residency Program Director for Research and Scholarship; Neuroanesthesia Fellow 2016-17

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