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Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship


childrens Hospital


The University Of Oklahoma Department Of Anesthesiology offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology. The Children's Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the only children's hospital in the state of Oklahoma, and we care for a large and diverse patient population.

We offer a comprehensive program designed to prepare the fellow to be a consultant in pediatric anesthesiology and perioperative management for children of all ages. The fellow will participate in a wide spectrum of clinical cases, procedures and techniques. Perioperative care and pain management are provided for neonates through adolescents, for cardiac, neurological, general trauma, ORL, plastic and reconstructive, urologic, orthopedic, oro-maxillo-facial and dental procedures. We are the only children's hospital for the state.

Experience with pediatric intensive care, cardiac critical care, perioperative echocardiography, acute and chronic pain management including regional anesthesia with ultrasound guidance, and opportunities for clinical investigation are part of our comprehensive curriculum. Weekly didactic lectures by faculty enhance the educational experience and prepare the fellow for the pediatric anesthesiology subspecialty certification exam. Exposure to the economic and legal aspects of independent practice, medical simulation and participation in the annual anesthesia review course sponsored by the department is provided. Fellow participation in academic activities, such as research and quality assurance is strongly encouraged and supported wuth non-clinical time.

All of our faculty members are fellowship-trained in pediatric anesthesia and have diverse interests including education, cardiac anesthesia, acute and chronic pain management, business administration, regional anesthesia and clinical research.

Faculty members

  • Joseph M. Sisk, MD - Program Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship
  • Victoria Elwell, MD - Assistant Professor
  • Vivek Angadi, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Michael Bernell, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer Bradford, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Suanne Daves, MD - Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia
  • Alberto J. de Armendi, MD, AM, MBA - Professor
  • Cassandra Duncan-Azadi, MD - Assistant Professor
  • Rebecca Drinkaus, MD- Assistant Professor
  • James Eiszner, MD - Assistant Professor 
  • Jim Eiszner, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Andrew Gruel, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Anjana Lal, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Sathish Ramanathan, MD - Assistant Professor  
  • Randall Schwartz, MD - Assistant Professor 
  • Paul Sheeran, MD- Assistant Professor
  • Kamilah Shy, MD - Assistant Professor
  • Hamid Reza Vahabzadeh-Monshie, MD Assistant Professor
  • Michael Vollers, MD - Professor, Chief - Section of Pediatric Anesthesia

Department Benefits for the Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow

  • Salary (2020-2021) $65,288+ 
  • Medical license application fee reimbursement
  • Medical license renewal fee reimbursement
  • Individual health and dental insurance (family coverage may be purchased at group rate)
  • Group Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Disability insurance
  • 2 monogrammed lab coats and laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Discretionary fund for educational use 

Educational Benefits

  • Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists membership (courtesy of OSA)
  • Membership to the American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Discretionary account - $750 per year
  • 24-hour computer access on campus
  • Library services at the Robert M. Bird Medical Library
  • E-mail account

Authorized absence

  • 15 days vacation each year
  • Up to 5 days professional leave (with good academic standing)
  • Up to 15 days sick leave/year

Application process via ERAS. Click link for more information about Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Match Process.


Brian Johnson
Resident Program Coordinator
920 S. L. Young Boulevard Suit 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone: (405) 271-4351 Ext. 55112
Fax (405) 271-8695