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The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO in partnership with the University of Kansas Department of Anesthesiology is a one-year program approved and accredited by the ACGME. Children's Mercy is a regional tertiary referral center and Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Between our two locations at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Children’s Mercy Kansas, we have 40+ PICU beds, 70+ NICU beds, 23 operating rooms and perform 24,000+ anesthetics every year. Our faculty consists of 35 subspecialty trained and board certified pediatric anesthesiologists.

Scholarly activities

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing departmental research. Current projects include but are not limited to:

• Developing, instituting, and collecting data for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery protocols
• Investigation of low-flow anesthesia and impact on hospital costs and the environment
• Pain management after supracondylar fracture
• ESP blocks for coarctation repairs through thoracotomy

In addition, fellows participate in the Improvement Academy. It is a participative learning experience designed to allow participants to practice an A3 mindset for problem solving. It is a framework that will be used throughout fellows’ careers to continuously improve the quality of patient care and productivity of work environment and clinical teams.

Academic Curriculum

Lectures and conferences include:

  • Fellow lecture series
    • Comprehensive content covers pediatric anesthesia topics including all subspecialties
  • M&M conference 
  • Department journal club 
  • PICU research conference during ICU rotation 
  • CMH Fellow’s Improvement Academy CPQI course
    • Focus on patient safety and improving patient care 
    • Participative and project-oriented learning experience
  • CMH Fellow’s Common Curriculum
  • Multidisciplinary simulation experience
    • Fellow simulation boot camp in the first few months of academic year
    • Opportunities to participate in perioperative simulations with anesthesia, nursing, and surgery

Clinical Experience

Learn about the quality and extent of hands-on experience offered through this fellowship. 

Faculty and Fellows

Meet the team of fellows and faculty for this fellowship.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for this fellowship to begin the application process. 


Inside Pediatrics: Surgery at Children's Mercy

Children are not little adults, which is why even the simplest of procedures requires a hospital that is 100 percent dedicated to caring for children. Children’s Mercy is one of only 10 centers in the country to be as recognized as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, the highest possible rating. The result? An organization with pediatrics specialists in every subspecialty that sets the standard of care instead of just practicing it.