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Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children’s National is affiliated with The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Its mission is to provide fellows with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to become outstanding pediatric anesthesiologists. 

This one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship includes training in all subspecialty areas: cardiac anesthesiology, neuroanesthesia, regional anesthesia, pain medicine, critical care medicine, with exposure to neonatology and emergency medicine.

The Division of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine at Children’s National provides comprehensive clinical anesthesia services for infants and children undergoing a full range of surgical procedures for congenital heart disease, heart transplantation, craniofacial malformations, laryngotracheal abnormalities, and neonatal emergencies. 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.

Outside of the operating room, fellows participate in patient care in the radiology, oncology, preoperative care clinic, and chronic pain clinic. Didactics and other instructional activities such as simulation, round-table discussions, workshops, journal clubs, and one-on-one teaching are integral to the daily experience.

For additional information about the fellowship, please contact:

Deirdre Savoy
Program Coordinator



While the focus of the fellowship at Children’s National Hospital 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


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

  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Acute pain service
  • 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

Applications for the fellowship should be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). In addition to the application, we also need the following:

  • 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
  • ITE scores
  • USMLE scores (1-3)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applies)

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 ERAS application process and participates in the NRMP match. The following items must be submitted with the application:

  • 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 December through May 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:

Caroll Vazquez-Colon, M.D.
Program Director
Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
Children’s National
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
TEL: 202-476-2025
FAX: 202-476-5999

Q: What kind of projects do fellows participate in?

Fellows complete quality improvement projects, small group facilitations, formal didactic presentations, and academic projects. Academic projects may be based in clinical research, education, patient safety, or quality improvement. The fellowship also offers academic days and elective weeks.

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