Anesthesiology Fellowship

Children’s National Health System’s Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is affiliated with George Washington University in Washington, DC. As program director, Ira Todd Cohen, MD, M.Ed., leads a team of educators, including Nina Deutsch, MD (Associate Director of Education) and Srijaya Reddy, MD, MBA (Assistant Director of Education). Their mission is to provide the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to be an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist.

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship and includes training in all subspecialties: cardiac anesthesiology, neuroanesthesia, orthopedic anesthesia with a focus on regional anesthesia techniques, neonatal anesthesia, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room Trauma, general surgery, ENT, MRI, and sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

The Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Children’s National provides comprehensive clinical anesthesia services for infants and children undergoing a full range of pediatric surgical procedures. A complete spectrum of surgical anesthesia services is provided, including anesthesia for pediatric congenital heart disease, heart transplantation, craniofacial reconstruction, neurosurgery, reconstruction of the larynx and trachea, and complex pediatric surgery. As trainees in the program, fellows actively participate and learn from these cases.

The nine Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship positions will be filled through the NRMP Match.

Ira Todd Cohen, MD, MEd, FAAP
Fellowship Program Director and Director of Education
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
E-mail: icohen@childrensnational.org

Deirdre Savoy
Program Coordinator
E-mail: dsavoy@childrensnational.org

Research

Research

While the focus of the fellowship at Children’s National Health System is clinical in nature, fellows have been successful in research. With several members of the faculty conducting clinical and lab research, opportunities are available, if desired.

All fellows are encouraged, with the help of a faculty mentor, to present posters and abstracts at annual meetings and participate in academic projects. Academic time throughout the year is provided to support these efforts. Prior fellows have presented on original research, case series, and interesting cases at annual meetings, including:

  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
Education

Education

During the year, fellows will have dedicated rotations, including:

  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Acute pain service
  • PICU/CICU
  • Ambulatory services
  • Elective of the fellow’s choice

In addition to a strong clinical experience, fellows actively participate in a robust didactic program, including the following conference series:

  • Core lectures on pediatric anesthesiology
  • Fellow conferences on advanced topics in pediatric anesthesiology
  • Oral board preparation
  • Grand Rounds
  • Anesthesiology QA conferences
  • Journal Clubs
  • Research in Progress conferences
How to Apply

How to Apply

Our program uses the Common Application form, found on the SPA website, and participates in the NRMP match. In addition to the application we also need the following:

  • At least three letters of recommendation from three physicians (one of whom must be the chairman or program director of the department where you trained)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copies of most recent in-training exam score, USMLE scores (1-3), and ECFMG certificate (if applies)

You may e-mail or snail mail your application, but please DO NOT SEND BOTH. Please inform your letter writers to either e-mail or snail mail your letters of recommendation.

Address letters of recommendation to:

Ira Todd Cohen, MD, MEd, FAAP
Program Director
Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Children’s National
111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Suite M2601
Washington, DC 20010
icohen@childrensnational.org

Note: Sending both sometimes delays the completion of your application because we will review duplicated documents.

Additional information and application form will be supplied by the Division of Anesthesiology upon request.

Division of Anesthesiology
Children's National Health System
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-476-2025
Fax: 202-476-5999
E-mail: icohen@childrensnational.org
or dsavoy@childrensnational.org

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Visit the Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine faculty page to meet the team and learn more about the department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are all of your fellowship spots within the match?

Children’s National Health System Pediatric Fellowship is committed to participating in the Pediatric Anesthesia Match, managed by the NRMP. Our nine positions will be filled through the NRMP Match.

Q: What documents do you need for the application?

Our program uses the Common Application form, found on the SPA website, and participates in the NRMP match. In addition to the application we also need the following:

  • At least three letters of recommendation from three physicians (one of whom must be the chairman or program director of the department where you trained)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copies of most recent in-training exam score, USMLE scores (1-3), and ECFMG certificate (if applies)

You may e-mail or snail mail your application, but please DO NOT SEND BOTH. Please inform your letter writers to either e-mail or snail mail your letters of recommendation. Note: Sending both sometimes delays the completion of your application because we will review duplicated documents.

Q: Do you accept any H1 visa applications?

At this time, we are not accepting any H-1 visa applications.

Q: When do you accept applications?

We accept applications from November 1st through August 1st of each year.

Q: When does your interview process begin?

The interview process begins in February.

Q: To whom should letters of recommendation be addressed?

Address letters of recommendation to:

Ira Todd Cohen, MD, MEd, FAAP
Program Director
Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Children’s National
111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Suite M2601
Washington, DC 20010
icohen@childrensnational.org

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