University Hospitals Adds Four New Fellowship Programs

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UH Clinical Update | August 2022

University Hospitals has added four new ACGME-accredited fellowships to our offerings in graduate medical education. The new fellowships are:

  • Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine
  • Neurotology
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Neurocritical Care 

The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship program focuses on the perioperative management of acute pain of the surgical and non-surgical patient using both interventional and non-interventional modes of analgesia. Fellowship training should result in the development of expertise in the practice and theory of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine. This year-long program is led by program director Dr. Rita Merman and will have one fellow.

The Neurotology Fellowship program relates to the diagnosis and management of disorders of the temporal bone, and lateral skull base. The fellowship focuses on clinical, surgical and research aspects for individuals seeking additional training beyond otolaryngology residency, centered on advanced complex skull base procedures, as well as the full spectrum of hearing and balance related diseases.  This two-year fellowship is led by program director Dr. Alejandro Rivas and will have one fellow. Dr. Rivas is also Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue Chair in Auditory Surgery and Hearing Sciences.

The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship prepares the next generation of general surgeons for the practice of trauma, critical care, and acute care surgery in both academic and community settings. The education of surgeons in the practice of critical care encompasses didactic instruction in basic and clinical science of the severely injured and ill surgical patient. Trainees will master the procedural and teaching skills to succeed as a leader in the ICU setting. The importance of multidisciplinary patient care is emphasized via collaboration with partner ICU training programs at UH Cleveland Medical Center. This one-year fellowship is led by Dr. Matthew Moorman and will have two fellows per year.

The Neurocritical Care Fellowship program, led by program director Dr. Michael De Georgia, who also holds the Maxeen Stone and John A.  Flower Chair in Neurology, prepares physicians, prepares physicians for the comprehensive, multisystem care of critically ill neurology and neurosurgery patients. Most uniquely, neurocritical care is concerned with the interface between the central and peripheral nervous systems and other organ systems in the setting of critical illness. Neurocritical care expertise involves procedural skills and proficiency with standard forms of ICU monitoring as well as specialized neurological monitoring and interventions. The goal is to resuscitate and support the acutely ill neurological patient, minimize secondary neurological injury and medical complications, and expedite the patient’s transition to a recovery environment. This two-year program with have four fellows (two per year).

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