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Clinical Fellowships

The Yale Department of Anesthesia provides a variety of clinical fellowships. We offer a wide range of supervised opportunities for fellowship trainees.

Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Welcome Message from Our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Yale. At the center of the fellowship experience is a diverse team of anesthesiologists that bring their expertise from Yale, Stanford, Columbia, University of North Carolina, Mass General Hospital, UPenn, Beth Israel Deaconess, and UT Southwestern.

From this rich knowledge and experience base, you will receive an outstanding academic experience working closely with our nationally renowned Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) team with a central interprofessional patient-centered approach to medical care.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in various clinical research projects, laboratory research, teaching and other medical education endeavors, and quality and innovation projects. We have ongoing funded and unfunded projects including randomized controlled trials, and you also have the opportunity to design your own project.

Please look over the details of the Yale curriculum and clinical experience. We look forward to meeting you!

Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Leadership

Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator

Overview

Our aim is to provide a rich clinical and educational environment aiming to foster growth and maturity with the overarching goal to provide a safe and nurturing birth experience for all patients.

What sets Yale apart from other fellowships is the steadfast commitment and dedication to propel you into the next stage of your career guided entirely by your individual passions and strengths. At Yale we deliver what we promise. Additionally, we are unique in that both our department Chair and Residency Program Director are obstetric anesthesiologists who are well-known in the field of obstetric anesthesiology and have a long-standing history of excellent mentorship.

Currently, we offer a one-year fellowship to one fellow.

Curriculum

  • Weekly ACGME-required lectures
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • POC ultrasound training
  • POC coagulation testing (with ROTEM sigma)
  • End-of-year Grand Rounds lecture
  • Resident simulation session
  • Monthly fellow online seminar
  • Monthly ethics discussion

Rotations

  • Clinical care: 7 months
  • Research: 3 months
  • MFM rotation: 2 weeks
  • NICU rotation (including NRP certification): 2 weeks
  • TTE rotation
  • Substance Use Disorder rotation*
  • Blood bank rotation*
  • Global health rotation*

*available based on interest

Clinical Experience

  • ACGME accreditation
  • Level IV maternal care center
    • 6,000-8,000 deliveries per year
  • SOAP Center of Excellence site
  • Newly remodeled facility
    • Three state-of-the-art operating rooms
    • 11 labor and birthing rooms
    • 17 maternal special care patient rooms for high risk pregnancies
    • 4 recovery rooms and 8 triage rooms
    • A neonatal resuscitation area with four fully outfitted NICU headwalls
  • Fetal surgeries (example: in utero myelomeningocele repair)
  • Monthly joint Severe Maternal Morbidity Review Committee and the Maternal High-risk Cardiac meetings

Current Research Projects

  • Examination of ultrasound techniques and use of newer technology to improve neuraxial placement for labor analgesia
  • Baxter feasibility study to observe hemodynamic assessment using a Peripheral Venous Pressure prototype system in pregnant patients undergoing a scheduled Cesarean delivery
  • Plethysmographic and Peripheral Venous Waveform analysis in adult surgical patients
  • TAP block after Cesarean delivery: walking towards recovery
  • Hypovolemia and Lower Body Negative Pressure Waveform analysis
  • Baseline ROTEM values in peripartum patients with high risk intrapartum comorbidities

How To Apply

Yale utilizes the SOAP Common Application and participates in the SF Match.

Application Timeline

January 8, 2024 Applications Open
June 11, 2024 at noon (PST) Match results are available
June 19, 2024 Post-Match vacancies announced
July 2025 Fellowship Training Begins

Application Documents

Please submit these documents directly to Sasha Steen at anesthesiafellowship@yale.edu:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG certificate

Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the annual salary and benefits like?
A: Yale New Haven offers its residents and fellows a comprehensive benefits package. Please view the various house staff benefits offered at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Q: Can you give me some information about trainee contracts?
A: Policies and procedures, sample contracts and related forms are important tools for current trainees. View the links to many of these communications.
Q: Do you offer an education allowance?
A: The YNHH House staff office currently offers $2,000 (subject to change).
Q: Do you sponsor Visas?
A: Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine GME programs accept foreign medical graduates and U.S. medical graduates-foreign nationals into accredited residency and fellowship programs on J-1 visas, F-1 visas or transferring of H1-b visas from a current program to a YNHH or YSM program. More information.
Q: Is moonlighting available?
A: Moonlighting is available and is subject to the Program Director’s approval.

Principal Faculty Mentors

Contact Us

Sasha Steen, Fellowship Coordinator