The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center offers comprehensive pediatric anesthesiology fellowship training in all of the major areas of the discipline. The fellow completes rotations in pediatric pain management, anesthesiology for diagnostic procedures, pediatric ambulatory anesthesia, pre-anesthetic preparation, post pediatric anesthesia care, critical care anesthesia, assistance with ventilation problems and/or resuscitation in pediatric patients, pediatric regional nerve blocks and pediatric cardiac anesthesia. The department provides anesthetic management to children undergoing radiology in- and out-patient scans, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans and Computerized Tomography (CT) scans. Training in advanced life support for neonates, children, and adolescents is provided.

The department offers the fellow the opportunity to concentrate in one of the following areas of pediatric anesthesiology: pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, pediatric pain, pediatric anesthesia for radiology procedures, or pediatric ambulatory anesthesia. The program is designed so that the fellow spends one-month rotations in pediatric pain management and in either the pediatric or neonatal intensive care unit.

Departmental pediatric anesthesiologists are part of the multi-disciplinary UC Davis Children's Hospital at the UC Davis Medical Center. UC Davis Children's Hospital provides the latest care to pediatric patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions including congenital and acquired heart disease, burns, birth defects, and spinal and orthopedic repairs. Additionally, UC Davis Children's Hospital is the only Northern California level one trauma center with a separate and fully accredited pediatric emergency room. Personnel, including pediatric anesthesiologists, are available to provide emergent pediatric care on a 24-hour basis.

The  University of California, Davis Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship program accepts applications through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS ) only.

Download the UC Davis Pediatric Fellowship Brochure (PDF)

Robert Scott Kriss, D.O., Director
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship