Pediatric Anesthesiology - UW Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

About the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Children’s Hospital stands as an internationally recognized center of excellence in pediatric anesthesia care, research, and education. We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of pediatric anesthesiologists and leaders, offering a comprehensive training experience that blends hands-on clinical exposure with cutting-edge quality improvement and research opportunities.

Why choose us?

  • World-class faculty: Learn from a team of renowned pediatric anesthesiologists who are not only experts in their fields but also passionate educators.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Train in a leading pediatric hospital equipped with the latest technology, ensuring that you’re always at the forefront of pediatric anesthesia practice. We are the only pediatric hospital in the world where you can gain real-time insights into your personal clinical practice metrics
  • Innovative research: Dive deep into pediatric anesthesia research with opportunities to contribute to ongoing studies or initiate your own.
  • Holistic approach: Beyond technical skills, we emphasize the importance of patient safety, compassion, communication, and teamwork in providing exceptional patient care.

A program tailored to your goals

Our fellowship program is designed to cater to individual interests and career aspirations. Whether you’re aiming for a career in academic medicine, private practice, or research, our program aims to help you achieve your goals.  Second year, advanced fellowships are available in pediatric cardiac anesthesia, pain, regional, basic science, global health, and data analytics.

Community and collaboration

Join a vibrant community of clinicians and researchers who share your passion for pediatric anesthesia. Collaborate, learn, and grow together in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Discover the beauty of Seattle

Our program, though demanding, is designed to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life. This gives you the opportunity to discover the stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, from its tranquil waters and majestic mountains to its lush evergreen forests. Take time to experience our dynamic city that boasts the famous Space Needle and thriving food, music, and art scenes. Indulge in outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, sailing, skiing and cycling.  There’s always something to see and do in Seattle.

Join us

Take the next step in your pediatric anesthesia career. Apply now and embark on a journey of learning, discovery, and growth at the Seattle Children’s Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program.

Clinical experience

The pediatric fellowship program is designed to provide exposure to perioperative care across different services.  The program is divided into 24 half-month rotations:

Ambulatory (1)

General OR (13)

Cardiac OR (4)

Pediatric ICU (1)*

Neonatal ICU (1) *

Pain management (2)

Sedation (1)

Teaching fellow (1)

*  or Cardiac ICU if preferred

 Educational program

At the heart of our didactic program is a comprehensive core curriculum that thoroughly covers all key aspects of pediatric anesthesia. This includes an in-depth focus on pediatric anesthesia practices, specialized topics in cardiac anesthesia, and advanced techniques in pain management, ensuring that our fellows receive a well-rounded and robust foundation.

We offer specialized lecture series to stimulate professional development. The Global Health series offers a unique perspective into pediatric anesthesia practices in different healthcare settings around the world, providing our fellows with a broader understanding of international healthcare challenges. Additionally, our series on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Healthcare is at the forefront of contemporary medical practice, focusing on creating an inclusive environment and understanding the nuances of serving diverse patient communities.

 Additional educational offerings include journal club, quality improvement and patient safety rounds, complex case presentations, Grand Rounds at the University of Washington Department of Anesthesia, VisiPAP–Visiting Scholars in Pediatric Anesthesia Program, the Pacific Northwest Pediatric Anesthesia Bootcamp, specialized hands-on workshops for pediatric difficult airway management, regional anesthesia, and pediatric point-of-care ultrasound, medical simulation experiences in the operating room and ICU, a robust oral boards preparation program, and opportunities to conduct research with faculty from Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Please refer to UW GME and the UW GME Summary of Benefits for Residents and Fellows for updated stipend information, insurance and retirement benefits, policies, procedures, and other available resources. 

Financial support 

Annual salary:  The UW Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship salary is based on the UW GME schedule and is commensurate with resident year of training.  The salary and benefits are negotiated by the Resident and Fellow Physician Union–Northwest.

Housing and travel allowance:  In addition to salary, fellows will receive a housing and travel allowance that is paid out over the year.  For AY25-26, the amount is $8,500.

Academic allowance:  Fellows receive an additional $1,500 for support of general academic expenses during their year of training.

PTO and leave 

Please refer to the UW Resident and Fellow Physician Union – Northwest Contract for institutional PTO and leave allowance, and note that all leave of absence during training is subject to policies set by the American Board of Anesthesiology. 


Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an ACGME-accredited program: 

  • Completion of an anesthesiology residency program accredited by ACGME, ACGME-I, RCPSC, or CFPC, or an AOA-approved anesthesiology residency program. Candidates completing residency training outside the US or Canada require an eligibility exception review as defined by the ACGME Review Committee for Anesthesiology. 
  • Completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 (or equivalent) 
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs): ECFMG Certification 
  • Foreign Nationals: The Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship accepts J-1 visas sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The program will consider H-1B sponsorship only for applicants currently in the US on an H-1B. 
  • Covid-19 vaccinations are required 

Pediatric anesthesia programs participate in a common application and matching process hosted by SF Match. To apply, register as an applicant and upload your application materials to the Centralized Application Service. While uploading the application material, select the University of Washington and your application will be forwarded to our team when completed. This year, uploaded applications will be distributed to programs beginning January 8, 2024.

Our deadline for application submission is May 4, 2024. The recruitment team will begin reviewing completed files and sending out invitations to interview on specific dates (TBD) between February and May. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Rank lists are submitted by candidates and programs on June 11, 2024, and match results will be released on June 25, 2024.

To learn more about living and working in Seattle, visit our GME’s website for Prospective Residents and Fellows.