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Obstetric Anesthesia

Goals

During fellowship training the fellow will develop confidence in the anesthetic management of the healthy and complicated parturient and learn howto design and complete clinical research projects independently.

*Please note that we currently only accept fellowship applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency.

Facilities

Thomas Jefferson Hospital provides obstetrical care to over 2200 patients each year. Jefferson is a high-risk perinatal center with level III nursery facilities. Special perinatal programs include those designed to provide care and education for drug-addicted women, paraplegic/quadriplegic parturients and fetuses with antenatally diagnosed birth defects.

Clinical Responsibilities

The program begins with one month of intensive clinical experience (including night call). Thereafter, fellows assume a primarily supervisory role, instructing and guiding residents on the OB Anesthesia service.

Throughout the year, fellows will be on High Risk OB Call from home. They will provide direct patient care, advice and guidance to CA III residents for seriously ill parturients.

Research

Our Obstetrical Anesthesia group is actively involved in many clinical research projects. Current areas of active interest include: intrathecal opioids for labor analgesia, post dural puncture headache, the effects of labor analgesia on obstetrical outcome and post cesarean section analgesia.

Fellows are expected to actively participate in ongoing projects. In addition, fellows will design and carry out their own research projects with the support and guidance of our staff.

Faculty

Jane Huffnagle, DO, Director
Suzanne Huffnagle, DO., Co-Director
Michelle Beam, DO
Michele Mele, MD
Vladimir Grodecki, MD

Dr. Huffnagle

Jane Huffnagle, DO
Fellowship Director
Obstetric Anesthesia

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