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Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Since its formation in 1947, Virginia Mason's Department of Anesthesiology has nurtured and innovated the practice of regional anesthesia. Formalized in 1981, the fellowship in regional anesthesia — now regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine — is one of the oldest fellowships of its kind in the nation. Our fellows are immersed in a culture of patient safety and continual quality improvement based on the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS), a nationally recognized management system that improves patient safety and eliminates waste. Proud of our traditions, we look to the future with the following mission: We will provide the finest quality, safety and cost-effective care for our patients during the perioperative period. We will educate and develop physicians and leaders in anesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine. We will generate cutting-edge, evidence-based innovation with emphasis on regional anesthesia’s contribution to multi-modal acute pain management.

Program Aims:

  • To promote a collegial environment of inquiry that encourages learning across disciplines
  • To advance patient care by graduating safe, competent consultants in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine who are ready to be ambassadors of safety and quality in our field

Application Process:

To apply, please use the Common Application form.

Applications and supporting documents should be sent via PDF to Elana Ross, Fellowship Coordinator at: [email protected]. Once all materials have been received your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted to arrange an interview date. All other inquiries regarding the program at Virginia Mason should be directed to:

Raymond S. Joseph, Jr., MD
Program Director
Department of Anesthesiology
Virginia Mason
P.O. Box 900 M.S. B2-AN
Seattle, WA 98111