Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, in partnership with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, offers a fellowship program designed to produce experts in regional anesthesia and acute pain management. Our fellows rotate through the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI), Lighthouse Surgery Center, main operating room and ambulatory surgery center. 

CJRI is the largest arthroplasty program in Connecticut and is ranked as one of the top joint replacement centers nationally. Our department performs over 5,000 regional anesthesia procedures per year, and is involved in a variety of clinical studies including patient-reported outcome research, supported by a team of statisticians and nurses. Fellows will be expected to initiate and participate in ongoing research projects and will have the opportunity to present their studies at national/international meetings.

2022 Fellowship Graduation Group

During the 12-month training, fellows will develop skills in a variety of regional anesthesia techniques including:

  • Ultrasound-guided single shot blocks
  • Placement and management of continuous peri-neural catheters
  • Innovative knee infiltration blocks
  • Truncal blocks
  • Neuraxial catheters
  • Innovative ultrasound-guided infiltration for acute postoperative pain control

Program Highlights

  • 80% fellowship training and 20% junior faculty time
  • 2-3 positions
  • 12-month duration
  • 5 weeks’ vacation and 1 week for educational conferences or meetings
  • No call obligation
  • $200,000 salary + $3,500 educational stipend


Sanjay K. Sinha, M.D., Fellowship Director

Ann-Marie, Surette, M.D., Fellowship Assistant Director

Franklin Rosenberg, M.D., Program Chair

Jonathan Abrams, M.D.

Sivasenthil Arumugam, M.D.

John Barnett, M.D.

Katrina Brakoniecki, M.D.

Jazelle Campbell, M.D.

Alexa Clement, D.O.

Kenneth Colliton, M.D.

Cornell Conca, M.D.

Vanja Contino, M.D.

Craig Dennen, M.D.

David Freitas, M.D.

Kenneth Gutierrez, M.D.

David Jaeger, M.D.

Peter Kanelos D.O.

Wes Knauft, M.D.

Drew LaCombe, M.D.

Tyler McRuiz, M.D.

Laura Morello M.D.

Lauren O’Rourke, M.D.

Dan Trinh, M.D.

Richard Zhu, M.D.

Participating Institutions:

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT

Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, Hartford, CT

Lighthouse Surgery Center, Hartford, CT

How to Apply:

Applicants must have completed an ACGME Accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program. The following must be submitted:

  • Current Curriculum vitae with photo
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Connecticut Medical License

Contact Person:

Amy Mattex, Executive Assistant
Phone: (860) 714-9666
Fax: (860) 714-8110
Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, PC
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

For More Information:

American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

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