Current Fellows — Class of 2023
Fellow Alumni Testimonials
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
“I came to WashU for the people. When I interviewed for the fellowship, I immediately felt at home and knew that I would be supported in my goals in addition to receiving excellent training. The training was impeccable, and I left well-prepared for my next venture: pediatric cardiac anesthesiology fellowship. I am so grateful for my time at WashU!”
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2020
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Medical School: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College
“My relationship with Washington University in St. Louis goes all the way back to 2011 when I worked as a Clinical Researcher in the Pediatrics Anesthesiology department. I had just arrived in the US from India. I felt very welcomed in the department by the amazing people around me. After a couple of years, I moved to the east coast to do my residency at Rutgers. When the time came for choosing a fellowship, I knew where exactly I would like my training to be.
I chose the Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital because I knew that it offers a very good mix of clinical and research opportunities. I knew I would be able to train in handling complex cases. I also knew I could develop skills in regional anesthesia, which I am especially interested in. I knew I could learn from the very best faculty and co-fellows.
During my training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, I learned a lot from my faculty, co-fellows, and the APRNs. I had a wonderful experience and training with a very sick population, complex cases, and loads of index cases. I loved my pain rotations, as they made me very confident with acute pain management and regional anesthesia skills. Outside of work, I enjoyed the huge central park, restaurants in the Central West End, and loads of fun activities for my then 6-year-old.
I am currently working as an assistant professor at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a stand-alone children’s hospital for the state of Arkansas, with level 1 trauma, NICU, PICU, and burns unit. Training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital has made my journey as a faculty very smooth and made me confident in my skills. If I had to choose my fellowship journey again, I would not hesitate to be back in St. Louis, I love the place and the people.”
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2017
Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Medical School: Kansas City University
“I was immediately drawn to the Wash U fellowship at the start of my interview day. People were welcoming, approachable, and the case variety they offered was large. I have now been practicing pediatric anesthesia at a major Children’s hospital for 5 years. Wash U prepared me for this task with what they offer in clinical experience and didactics. I would hands down choose WashU again if I had to do it again. I made lifelong relationships with my teachers turned into colleagues, and I am forever thankful for all they have given me.”