FEllowship in neurosurgical anesthesia

The Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center provides a unique experience at an extremely busy hospital where more than 4,000 neurosurgical, neurointerventional, and neuropsychiatric procedures are performed annually. Faculty members of the Neuroanesthesia Division also conduct unique research and educational projects in one of the largest academic centers in the nation.

The Clinical Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Program curriculum is compliant with the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) training recommendations.1  It is designed to provide fellows with the skills necessary to become academic Neurosurgical Anesthesiologists at a time when major advances are being made in neurosurgery,neuroradiology, neurostimulation, neuromonitoring, and neuroscience. Clinical neuroanesthesia fellows will work under the direct supervision of the Fellowship Director.  They will spend at least six months in the operating room delivering anesthetic care during neurosurgical procedures, one month in neurocritical care, one month in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, and complete short targeted electives focusing on neuromonitoring, neuropsychology, neurostimulation, and neurotrauma.  Clinical neuroanesthesia fellows will be able to spend up to three months working on a neuroscience research project of their choice.  They will be invited to attend the annual SNACC meeting, where they will attend the annual Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) workshop, and may present the results of their research.

Clinical neuroanesthesia fellows will be expected to acquire the skills essential to assess and monitor neurosurgical patients, including electroencephalography, evoked potential and blood flow monitoring techniques (transcranial Doppler, cerebral angiography).   They will be assigned to neurosurgical cases of increasing complexity and will learn to work in collaboration with experts in multiple specialties during the 12 months of the fellowship.  As they gain more experience, they will be encouraged to gain leadership by contributing to the teaching and supervision of anesthesiology residents in training.

Mitchell F. Berman, MD
Daniela Darrah, MD
John G. Gaudet, MD
Shailendra Joshi, MD
Maya Mikami, MD, PhD, MPH
Eugene Ornstein, PhD, MD
Cortessa Russell, MD
Mark Weller, MD
E. Thomas Yocum, MD

Current Fellow 2016-17:
Adam Gerber, MD, PhD

Previous Fellows:
David C. Adams, MD – Columbia University
Zirka H. Anastasian, MD - Cornell University
Maria Bustillo, MD – Columbia University
Laura Friedman, MD – Columbia University
Joy Graham, MD – Columbia University
David Mintz, MD, PhD – Columbia University
Claudia Praetel, MD – University of Florida
Paolo Trubiano, MD – St Luke’s-Roosevelt – Columbia University
John G. Gaudet, MD – University of Geneva
E. Thomas Yocum, MD – Columbia University
Maya Mikami, MD -- Columbia University
Peter Yim, MD – Columbia University

Fellowship Application Checklist
Fellowship Application

For further information write or contact:

John G. Gaudet, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC
Division of Neurosurgical Anesthesia
630 West 168th Street (PH5-543)
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-6494
E-mail: jgg2114@cumc.columbia.edu

1.            J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2013; 25(1): 1-7

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology