The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers a 1-year fellowship in Neuroanesthesia. Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center is one of the largest Level One trauma centers in the nation and the largest stroke center in the city. The fellow will be exposed to various types of elective and emergent intracranial and spine procedures which include aneurysm clippings, AVM resections, tumor resections, awake craniotomies, functional neurosurgical procedures as well as neurointerventional procedures. Current procedural caseloads average greater than 2000 per year. Eight operating rooms and 2 endovascular suites are presently the dedicated anesthetizing locations specific to neurosurgery.
The fellowship includes one month spent in the NeuroICU and two months dedicated to research. Start dates are July or August.
- Complete a thorough pre-operative assessment of the patient with cerebrovascular disease, intracranial pathology or spinal cord disease coupled with an understanding of patient-specific medical and surgical considerations to produce a rational anesthetic plan
- Manage patients with cerebrovascular, intracranial, or spinal cord disease for elective neurologic surgery
- Display sound differential diagnosis and management plan for intra-operative emergencies specific to the patient with neurologic disease or undergoing neurosurgery.
- Sound knowledge of anesthesia, resuscitation, and hemodynamic medication pharmacology as it applies to the patient with various forms of neurological disease
- Complete understanding of optimum hemodynamic parameters for all forms of neurological disease, acute and chronic spinal cord injuries and cerebrovascular diseases.
- Complete understanding of interactions between major neurological pathologies, anesthetic techniques and the unique surgical procedures specific to the neurological patient
- Opportunity to initiate and participate in research projects
Interested applicants should contact our fellowship coordinator Ms. Marshandra Cooper at 713-500-6113 or via email at Marshandra.Cooper@uth.tmc.edu.