About Our Program

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine’s Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship is a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved program. It is designed to provide fellows the opportunity to develop skills in clinical care and judgment, teaching, administration and research.

The goal of our fellowship program is to produce anesthesiologists with expertise in all areas of pediatric anesthesiology including critical care, pain management and advanced life support.

Curriculum

Clinical rotations are performed at our Egleston campus. Our program offers some flexibility in rotations to meet individualized interests.

Below, is a snapshot of our fellowship curriculum:

Main operating rooms (6 to 7 months)
Fellows get exposure to our active transplant program including heart, liver, kidney and lung transplants. Fellows also gain experience with CT, MRI, radiation therapy and angiography, as well as the full spectrum of cases, including:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Craniofacial
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology

Pain service (2 months)
Fellows gain experience in pediatric pain management including epidural management, acute pain management in the recovery room and rounding on pain service patients.

Cardiac anesthesia (2 to 3 months)
Over 500 operations with cardiopulmonary bypass are performed at our Egleston campus each year. Fellows gain experience with the most complex cardiac lesions (TOF, hypoplastic left heart), as well as with the more common cardiac lesions (VSD, ASD, PDA).

PICU (1 month)
Fellows round with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit team and participate in the care of critically ill infants and children—gaining experience in advanced life support in a wide variety of patients.

Elective/ research (1 month) – clinical research and didactics
Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects with the faculty or plan and execute their own project ideas. Several faculty members at Egleston have ongoing research projects and fellows can be matched with mentors to guide them in their research interests.

Morning lectures (0645-0700) are presented four days per week by faculty, fellows and residents. Journal club and case conferences are also periodically presented. While on cardiac service, fellows attend cardiac cath conferences to discuss upcoming cardiac cases. Monthly lectures are given by faculty and special lecturers along with performance improvement reviews.

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship

What to expect
Fellows are based at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where anesthesia care is provided to approximately 750 children per year undergoing the entire spectrum of cardiac surgical procedures. Rotations through the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and exposure to echocardiography are also provided during the fellowship. Clinical research opportunities are available to fellows wishing to participate in ongoing projects in the department. Extensive hands-on clinical and technical experience is gained by the fellows while working one-on-one with attending cardiac anesthesiologists and with cardiac intensivists and echocardiographers.

Contact us
For further information about the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship, contact:

Bruce E. Miller, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-785-6670
Fax: 404-785-1362
Email: bruce.miller@emoryhealthcare.org

How to apply

Interested applicants should contact the Department of Anesthesiology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Applications can also be requested on the Emory Anesthesiology website.

Applications should generally be received in the fall of the preceding year, and interviews are extended as early as September.

Contact us
Additional questions regarding the application process, fellowship opportunities and other general questions should be directed to:

Carolyn Bannister, M.D.
Director, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital
Phone: 404-785-6670
Email: Carolyn.Bannister@emoryhealthcare.org

Contact us

For more information about our fellowship program, contact:
Carolyn Bannister, M.D.
Director, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-785-6670
Fax: 404-785-1362
Email: Carolyn.Bannister@emoryhealthcare.org