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Regional Fellowship

Regional anesthesia is in high demand and we are making it our mission to provide a premier program that enhances and elevates the specialty in anesthesiology training.

The fellowship is a mixture of both clinical experience and clinically oriented research. We are a busy regional practice in a tertiary medical center at the largest hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Fellows receive a broad exposure and will become proficient to numerous types of blocks.  We utilize both nerve-stimulator and ultrasound-guided approaches to peripheral nerve blocks.  We have a strong emphasis on continuous catheter infusions and a sizable home infusion patient population following ambulatory surgery.  The fellows are instrumental in the education and overseeing of anesthesiology residents during their regional rotation.

The goals and objectives of a regional anesthesia fellowship are to train a fellow in techniques of regional anesthesia.  Regional anesthesia is an intricate part of the practice of anesthesiology.  Numerous surveys have emphasized the need for enhancing teaching of regional anesthesia in anesthesiology training programs. There currently remains a major deficiency in regional anesthesia training in such programs.  One reason for the training deficiency is due to the lack of personnel appropriately trained in regional anesthesia techniques to act as mentors or instructors.  The goals of this regional anesthesia fellowship are to provide this much needed expertise.

It is anticipated that any fellow completing our program would be in high demand for an academic appointment at any teaching institution and if they so choose, highly recruited in the private sector as others are recognizing the important role of regional anesthesia.

Salary: Market Competitive Salary. The fellow will function 50% as a fellow and 50% as a junior faculty member.

Prerequisite: Board eligible/Board certified Anesthesiologist. Requirements and information about obtaining an Active Kansas Medical license can be found at the Kansas Board of Health Arts M.D. & D.O. Licensure Types/Designations.


John Mussatto, M.D.
Regional Fellowship Program Director


Seth Tracy
Fellowship Coordinator

Application Information

Regional Application

Application Requirements:
Curriculum Vitae
Personal Statement
ITE scores
USMLE scores 
Completion of ACGME approved anesthesiology residency
KS active medical license and DEA (prior to beginning fellowship program)
Three (3) letters of recommendation: Anesthesiology residency Program Director at your training institution and two (2) from faculty at your training institution

For further information, please contact:
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship - Seth Tracy
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160

Application Deadline: open until position is filled

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160