Dear applicant,

Justin Knittel, MD
Justin G. Knittel, MD
Fellowship Director

Thank you for your interest in the Trauma Anesthesiology Fellowship Program here at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art clinical care and resuscitation to the acute trauma patient, while also providing an academic environment where fellows and trainees can develop to their full potential and master a wide range of skills. Trauma Anesthesia is a fast-paced and intense field of medicine, one that is incredibly challenging but also extremely rewarding as we work to provide life to patients on the brink of death.

Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital provide opportunities that are unmatched. Fellows here work with experts in trauma from Anesthesia, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Critical Care, in a truly multidisciplinary environment. Our robust academic training program here at the School of Medicine provides unlimited opportunities for education development and research. In addition, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with the United States military, working with the United States Air Force and the Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program, which designate military clinicians into our civilian environment, as well as provide training for SRNAs in the United States Army.

Our Trauma faculty are dedicated to providing outstanding clinical care and teaching, and we will work to provide an environment that challenges but also allows you to excel and develop your skills. I have no doubt that we can help you reach your potential, as an anesthesiologist and clinician, and that your time here in St. Louis will serve you well in any of your future endeavors.

Should you have any questions regarding our fellowship program, please contact either me or Jennifer Mahan (


Justin Knittel, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Section Chief, Trauma Anesthesiology
Fellowship Director, Trauma Anesthesiology
Resident Education Director, Surgical ICU