Pediatric Anesthesia

Approximately 5,000 cases per year are performed on children ages 12 and under. Between the substantial case volume and UVA Children’s Hospital’s status as a tertiary care center with the associated surgical specialists and subspecialists, residents at UVA have an extensive and rich pediatric anesthesia experience. The remarkable aspect of the experience at UVA is that there are no pediatric anesthesia fellows, so you will be the primary provider for every pediatric case. The variety of cases include congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair, pyloromyotomy, craniosynostosis, tracheoesophageal fistula repair, craniotomy, and more.

As a resident, your first four-week rotation in pediatric anesthesia will be during the CA1 year. Before this rotation begins, you will have a week of “Pre-Peds,” shadowing another resident to learn about the physiology and delivery of anesthesia to children. Furthermore, you will have targeted, small-group instruction regarding common pediatric problems seen in the perioperative period. You will have another four-week rotation during the CA2 year and then four additional weeks spread throughout your CA3 year.

Further, CA1s, CA2s and CA3s have the opportunity to participate in an outpatient pediatric anesthesia rotation at the Outpatient Surgery Center. Here you will work with mostly healthier patients and learn to enhance your practical anesthesia skills in an environment with high case volumes and efficient turnovers.

Pediatric Rotation Faculty