Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine | Residency and Fellowships


The Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine is committed to providing high quality medical education for pediatric providers and specialists throughout the world. In that spirit, the department provides the following fellowship and residency training opportunities.

We welcome you to the 2022-2023 Fellowship Application Season!  Please browse our available subspecialty training options and note the application information that follows.  Our available fellowships include both ACGME and non-ACGME accredited programs, primarily one-year in length that may be coupled together to form a two-year fellowship. All our fellowships provide well-balanced years emphasizing clinical care as well as many opportunities for didactic instruction and research. Information regarding our ACGME accredited Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program may be found on their website.

Core FellowshipAdvanced Fellowships
Pediatric Anesthesiology Pediatric Cardiac AnesthesiaPediatric Regional AnesthesiaPediatric Pain Medicine
Prerequisite TrainingAnesthesiology ResidencyPediatric Anesthesia Fellowship or Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia FellowshipPediatric Anesthesia Fellowship or Adult Regional Anesthesia FellowshipAnesthesia, Physiatry, Psychiatry, and Neurology Residencies
Fellowship Length1 year6 months to 1 year1 year1 year with option of additional 3-6 months
Simultaneous Application Permitted with Core FellowshipN/AYESYESYES
Accepting 2022-2023 ApplicationsNOYESNONO
Accepting 2023-2024 Applications
November 17, 2021 – May 31, 2022 through ERAS
Preferred Deadline: April 1, 2022
YESYESNovember 17, 2021 – May 31, 2022 through ERAS
Degree AwardedDiploma DiplomaDiplomaDiploma
Visa Sponsorship AvailableYESYESYESYES
Fellowship Program Director Michael R. Hernandez, MD Annette Schure, MD Susan Eklund, MD Anjali Koka, MD


Application Period: We will be participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service. Please visit their website for instructions on registering and submission of application materials. Our preferred application deadline is April 1, 2022.

International Candidates: Must pass USMLE Step 1 before applying to Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship; Obtaining ECFMG certification advance of applying is strongly preferred. 


We offer two-year pediatric anesthesiology fellowships for candidates interested in completing our one-year core pediatric anesthesiology fellowship followed immediately by training in one of our pediatric anesthesiology sub-specialty programs: Cardiac Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia or Pain Medicine.

Concurrent with the ERAS Application, an interested applicant should submit the following additional advanced fellowship application materials. The documents must be emailed separately to

  1. Letter of Recommendation addressed to the sub-specialty Fellowship Program Director
  2. Statement of Interest (targeted to sub-specialty interest)


The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine welcomes graduating student nurse anesthetists and those Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists interested in pursuing a career in pediatric nurse anesthesia to apply for the 12-month fellowship.

In order to be considered for the Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Graduate with at least a master’s degree from a COA accredited nurse anesthesia program.
  • Receiving a passing score on the NBCRNA National Certifying Exam.
  • Hold an unencumbered license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Hold an unencumbered Advanced Practice Nursing license as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Have demonstrated a history of professional behavior, self-directed learning, and motivation for professional growth throughout their nursing careers and CRNA education.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, including from: pediatric clinical rotation mentor/preceptor, nurse anesthesia program director or faculty, and former professional colleague.
  • Submit an updated CV, including rotations completed as an SRNA for new graduate applicants.
  • Provide a 1-2 page, single spaced personal statement on goals for the fellowship and why the candidate is pursuing pediatric nurse anesthesia.

For more information, please email:

Fellows will be the employees of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center Anesthesia Foundation, the sole anesthesia provider group of Boston Children’s Hospital for the 12-month duration of the fellowship. Opportunity for post-Fellowship employment with the Foundation may be available but is not guaranteed and not a requirement for admission.

The Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nurse Anesthesia Fellowship has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; 847-655-1160.


Application Period: Rolling basis until positions are filled.

Submission Method: Electronically/Via E-mail.  No paper or mailed submissions will be accepted.

Email Address for

**Please do not submit materials OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED BELOW as these only delay the processing and review of your application.**


  • Contact to request standard application form
  • Three Letters of recommendation addressed to the Fellowship Program Director (Letter writers may email directly to
  • USMLE Score Report (Original not required)
  • CA1 & CA2 In-Training Exam Scores (CA2 Score When Available)
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Statement of Interest & CV


Benjamin Paret, Manager, GME Program AdministrationKatelin Benton, Fellowship Program Coordinator Pediatric Anesthesiology Pediatric Regional Anesthesia 
Yuen Ng, Cardiac Anesthesia Coordinator, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Marybeth Sweeney, Fellowship Program CoordinatorPediatric Pain Medicine
 Address: Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine 300 Longwood Avenue, BCH 3216 Boston, MA 02115 Telephone: 617-355-7737


Boston Children’s Hospital offers both a core and advanced pediatric anesthesiology residency rotation.  Residents from Harvard-affiliated institutions (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center), local hospitals (Boston University Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital) and occasionally hospitals outside of the Boston area spend between 1-3 months at a time.

Please visit the Affiliating Residency Program Website for further details regarding the core and advanced rotations.A separate application is required for residents interested in the advanced pediatric anesthesiology residency rotation.