Fellowship Programs

UBC Anesthesiology,Pharmacology & Therapeutics Fellowship Programs

Fellows at all UBC hospital teachings sites come from all around the world.


Hospital Site  Next Available Fellowship Director Email Contact
BC Children’s Hospital July 1, 2022 Dr. Katherine M. Bailey pedsanesfellowship@cw.bc.ca
BC Women’s Hospital July 1, 2023 Dr. Anton Chau  Stephanie.Yee2@cw.bc.ca
St. Paul’s Hospital July 1, 2022 Dr. Steven Petrar  anesthesiafellowships@gmail.com
Vancouver General Hospital July 1, 2022 Dr. John Dolman & Dr. Pamela Lennox  brenda.kay@vch.ca


Pediatric Anesthesia

Clinical & Research Fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital

The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program accepts 2-3 fellows each year starting in July. The duration of the fellowship is 12 months. Fellows rotate through pediatric anesthesia subspecialty cases in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, dental, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and radiology. Fellows complete 4 week rotations each in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric ICU. There is the opportunity for Fellows to voluntarily participate in a 2 week international peri-operative health experience. Fellows are scheduled 4 weekdays per week clinical OR experience. In addition, fellows are scheduled on-call 1 weekday night per week, and 1 weekend in 4. At all times, fellows will have in-house Anesthesia faculty supervision. Fellows actively participate in the Acute Pain Service, providing daytime and on-call care, on average every 1 in 6 weeks including weekends. Fellows are also involved in the in-patient consult service and in the Pre-admission Clinic.

Fellows receive one day per week protected time for academic and research pursuits. Academic time awarded is reassessed quarterly depending on productivity. Projects may comprise clinical research projects, audit projects or basic science research projects. All research projects are under the direction of the Fellowship Director and the Director of Research, in association with PART (the Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team), the University of British Columbia and/or other hospital departments at BC Children’s Hospital. It is expected that every Fellow will complete at least 1 research project to the publication or presentation stage during their Fellowship period and all assistance will be given to them in completing this. Fellows have the option to publish at least one case report and/or review article during their year with the supervision of an appropriate staff person.

Fellows are expected to attend and participate in all rounds and to prepare presentations for rounds where indicated. Rounds consist of quality assurance rounds, daily morning teaching rounds, semi-annual journal club, UBC city wide journal club and UBC Anesthesia Visiting Professor Series rounds. Two 30 minute resident teaching sessions per month will be taught by the fellows focusing on issues concerning pediatric anesthesia. Fellows will also provide at least 2 formal presentations during the year. Occasionally, Fellows may be able to participate in suitable special academic projects as arranged with the Fellowship Director. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in up to 10 SIM days including train-the-trainer courses and facilitating running SIM events.


Fellowship Application Process

Fellowship Application Form

Obstetric Anesthesia

Clinical Fellowship at BC Women’s Hospital

Next available start date: July 1, 2022

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program at BC Women’s Hospital. We are a tertiary referral centre for obstetrics for the Province of British Columbia.  We have an annual delivery rate of approximately 8000, with a Cesarean section rate of 32%.  We mainly do obstetric anesthesia, with some ambulatory gynecologic surgery on weekdays, and are responsible for analgesia/anesthesia for the labour/delivery suite and operating room.  We also provide a high-risk antenatal anesthesia consultation service for outpatients with complex medical problems.

Our fellowship program has a long (>25 years) history of excellence. We accept up to 3 fellows each year. Fellows will have ample opportunity to hone their clinical skills during their year as well as learn the many challenges of clinical research. Upon completion of fellowship training, the individual will be well prepared to assume the mantle of a consultant obstetric anesthesiologist.

During their fellowship, the fellows will become very adept clinically in handling all manner of obstetrical anesthesia problems, will be involved in clinical research (developing a protocol, doing the research, and writing the results) and will teach residents and present interesting cases to the staff. Research is mandatory and we allot approximately 60% of the time for clinical work and 40% for academic and research activities. The successful applicant must have his/her Canadian fellowship or the comparable credentials from his/her own country. The fellowship begins July 1st of each year with a minimum duration of 12 months.

Please visit the link below for further information.

BCWH Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program


Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine

Clinical Fellowship at St Paul’s Hospital

Next available start date: July 1, 2022

The University of British Columbia offers a 12-month fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC, Canada. St. Paul’s Hospital features a busy block room associated with the main operating rooms which is staffed daily with a dedicated anesthesiologist and an anaesthesia assistant. In addition, our facility operates a high-volume outpatient operating room area where extremity surgeries are performed solely under regional anesthesia techniques. Between our two block areas, approximately 2,500 regional anesthesia techniques are performed annually.

Our practise includes a diverse mix of ultrasound guided upper and lower extremity nerve blocks, continuous perineurial catheter insertions, ambulatory “home” perineural catheter analgesia, truncal blocks, and neuraxial techniques. The regional anesthesia fellow will gain ample experience in the performance of these techniques, and progress to the teaching and supervision of anesthesia residents during their regional anesthesia rotations. Fellows will also participate in acute pain service rounds one week out of six, longitudinally throughout their fellowship year. The acute pain service week will require on-call availability, but on-call is taken from home with most issues resolved over the phone. In addition to the clinical experience, fellows will gain considerable experience in block room management, patient flow through the block area, and organization of anesthesia assistants and resident learners in a busy block room environment.

Research is mandatory, and fellows are expected to complete a research project over the course of their fellowship year. 20% of time (1 day per week) is protected for research and other academic endeavours. Fellows will provide anesthetic care in the main operating rooms one day per week, across all surgical services offered at St. Paul’s Hospital – with the exception of cardiac surgery rooms.

Teaching opportunities are plentiful and fellows will expand their clinical teaching skills over the course of the year. Fellows are expected to present departmental rounds and lead a regional anesthesia focused journal club discussion once during their fellowship. There are frequent opportunities to teach regional anesthesia skills to resident learners, and fellows may be invited to instruct ultrasound techniques at the annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit, depending on the workshops offered that year.Funding to attend a major regional anesthesia meeting is provided, and fellows will be entitled to 4 weeks of vacation over the course of the year. Annual salary is $96,000 CAD.

Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to: (electronic submissions are preferred)

For applicants in the UK – you may be interested in this recent review published in the AAGBI newsletter from a former fellow alumni: Regional Anaesthetics in Vancouver

Dr. Steven Petrar
Fellowship Director
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487

Cardiac Anesthesia & Perioperative Echocardiography

Clinical Fellowship at St Paul’s Hospital

Next available start date: July 1, 2022

St. Paul’s Hospital offers a 12-month adult cardiac anesthesia and echocardiography fellowship. Applicants must be FRCPC certified or FRCOC eligible at the time of application.

St. Paul’s Hospital is a busy quaternary care urban hospital in downtown Vancouver BC, Canada. St. Paul’s Hospital is the regional referral centre for complex cardiac care, including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Approximately 900 open-heart surgeries (CABG, valve repair/replacement), including 100 adult congenital cases, are performed annually. Additionally, 185 transcatheter valve implantations, 50-60 lead extractions, 35 ECMO initiations, 15-20 heart transplants, 15-20 VADs, and 5 TEVARs are performed annually.

The 12-month fellowship includes rotations in the cardiac operating room, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac surgical intensive care unit, and general operating rooms. Research opportunities are available and fellows are encouraged to pursue research endeavours. 4 weeks of vacation, and funding to attend a major cardiac anesthesia meeting are provided. Salary is $96,000 CAD annually.

Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to: (electronic submissions are preferred)

Dr. Kevin Rondi
Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Director
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487

Perioperative Medicine

St. Paul’s Hospital offers a 12-month Perioperative Medicine anesthesia fellowship. Applicants must be FRCPC eligible or certified at the time of application. Equivalent certifications (FRCA, FANZCA, ABA etc) will be considered on a case by case basis.

St. Paul’s Hospital is a busy quaternary care urban hospital located centrally in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. Our surgical caseload includes all major surgical specialties with the exception of Neurosurgery and Thoracic Surgery. Our particular areas of expertise are complex cardiac care (including obstetrical cardiac patients), complex acute and chronic pain, perioperative medicine and regional anesthesia.

St. Paul’s Hospital and our Perioperative Anesthetists are committed to the advancement of perioperative medicine. Since 2010, St. Paul’s Department of Anesthesia has held a dedicated Perioperative Anesthetist position that has recently expanded to two roles. The Perioperative Anesthetist is involved with the patients care pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively. The Perioperative Anesthetist manages a 4 bed high-acuity unit (HAU) which is a critical-care area providing one-to-two nursing care to complex surgical patients as well as the post anesthetic recovery room (PACU). The cardiac surgical intensive care unit (CSICU) is an anesthesia run unit that cares for the entire spectrum of complex cardiac surgical patients, including: cardiac transplant recipients, patients requiring ventricular assist devices, and those needing extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support.

Many of our anesthesiologists practice within the perioperative medicine group and bring a diverse fellowship background including: ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia and critical care, NBE certified transesophageal echocardiography, acute and chronic pain management, perioperative vascular medicine, obstetric anesthesia, business (MBA), research, and simulation.

This is a 12-month fellowship and includes 4 weeks of holiday. Annual salary is $96,000 CAD. Funding to attend a national or international anesthesia conference is provided. Fellows pursuing advanced training in POCUS or other perioperative medicine related skills may seek financial support from the department on an individual basis. There is a weekly academic day provided for research purposes and other academic pursuits (required). An average of 1.5 days per week in the operating room over the course of the 12 month fellowship is mandatory and assures fellows maintain intra-operative anesthesia skills. There is no on-call required during this fellowship.

In regards to learning opportunities and time commitments: the Perioperative Medicine fellow will have a total of 13 blocks to rotate through consisting of core blocks and electives with a longitudinal perioperative medicine rotation. When on perioperative medicine the fellow will be first call and in charge of the HAU, PACU and urgent anesthetic consults. There will be a strong focus on attainment of ultrasound skills for POCUS and opportunities to expand ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia skills are also provided. In addition, the Perioperative Medicine Fellow will be able to understand the various risk assessment scores for patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery and actively risk-stratify all non-cardiac elective surgical patients.

The perioperative medicine fellowship will include the following core rotations: perioperative medicine, regional anesthesia, TEE, addictions medicine, pre-admission clinic, complex cardiac care (cardiac surgery and CSICU), and internal medicine perioperative care team. Electives may include rotations in acute pain, hemodynamic assessment service (POCUS), ICU, research and off-site learning opportunities including perioperative vascular medicine. High-fidelity simulation and interdisciplinary medial education are key aspects of the Fellowship.


Interested applicants can submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to:


Dr. Su-Yin MacDonell
Perioperative Medicine Anesthesia Fellowship Director
c/o Charlene Perry, Office Administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care,
1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC,
Canada,V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487

(electronic submission are preferred)


General Clinical, Neuroanesthesia Cardiac & Perioperative Anesthesia

Clinical Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre is an adult teaching hospital affiliated with The University of British Columbia. It comprises two sites:

1. Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a 1,000 bed, level 1 trauma centre that acts as the province’s principal referral centre for neurosurgery, trauma & burns, major oncology, solid organ transplantation (except hearts) and spinal cord injuries

2. University of British Columbia Hospital (UBCH) is the largest ambulatory surgery centre in the province, as well as being the provincial centre for excellence in reconstructive orthopedics.

We offer five (5) Fellowship positions each year: three General Clinical Anesthesia positions (which may focus on one or more subspecialized areas, including regional), one Cardiac Anesthesia position (which includes Intraoperative Echo and Cardiac Surgical ICU exposure), and one Neuroanesthesia position and one Perioperative position. Our Fellowships commence in January or July

Fellows are expected to participate in research during their post. Incoming fellows will receive a brief description of ongoing research projects as well as some proposed research projects. Fellows are welcome and encouraged to pursue their own research ideas in consultation with members of our department, however because of the various committee approval requirements, these projects must be started very early in the fellowship.


 Position  Next Available  Contact
BC Children’s Hospital
(Pediatric anesthesia only)
2022-2023 Dr. Katherine M. Bailey,
Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesia,
BC Children’s Hospital
Room 1L7 – 4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
Phone: 604-875-2711
Fax: 604-875-3221
email: pedsanesfellowship@cw.bc.ca
BC Women’s Hospital
(Obstetric and ambulatory gynecologic anesthesia only)
2023-2024 Dr. Anton Chau,
Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesia,
BC Women’s Hospital,
Room 1Q72 – 4500 Oak St.,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1.
Phone: 604-875-2158;
Fax: 604-875-2733
e-mail: Stephanie.Yee2@cw.bc.ca
BCWH Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program
St. Paul’s Hospital
3- Regional anesthesia, cardiac
anesthesia & perioperative
echocardiography, perioperative medicine
2022-2023 Dr. Steven Petrar,
Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesia,
St. Paul’s Hospitalc/o Charlene Perry, Office administrator
Dept. of Anesthesia, St Paul’s Hospital
Providence Health Care, 1081 Burrard St.,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Ph: (604) 806-8337
Fax: (604) 806-8487
e-mail: anesthesiafellowships@gmail.com
Vancouver General Hospital
5- General Clinical, Cardiac
and Neuroanesthesia and Perioperative


Jan & July start

Dr. John Dolman & Dr. Pamela Lennox,
Co-Directors, Fellowship Program
c/o Brenda Kay, Office Administrator
Department of Anesthesia
Vancouver General Hospital
Room 2449, 899 W12th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9.
Phone: 604-875-4304;
Fax: 604-875-5209;
e-mail: brenda.kay@vch.ca

BC Clinical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program – 2021 Application


The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Health (the Ministry), in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC FoM), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC), and regional health authorities, is offering up to six 12-month anesthesiology fellowships based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Kelowna General Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. The BC Clinical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is the first of its kind and represents an innovative approach to training as well as recruitment and retention.
These positions are designated for US-trained physicians who have successfully completed a four-year anesthesiology residency accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have completed US licensing examinations. Applicants must also be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Anesthesiology to be considered for this unique opportunity.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) will undertake an assessment of training to ensure the training meets Canadian specialty-specific training requirements.
Fellows will be eligible to write the RCPSC certification exam in Anesthesiology.


  • Successful completion of a medical degree from a medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools which includes the Canada sponsor note.
  • Successful completion of a four-year ACGME accredited anesthesiology residency. The assessment of training will be undertaken by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). A ruling letter from RCPSC is required.
  • Completion of US licensing examinations acceptable to the CPSBC registration committee (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) Levels 1,2, and 3; Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) Components 1 and 2; National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II, and III; or United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, and 3.) Note: These requirements may change. Final requirements are subject to review by CPSBC.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or legal ability to live and work in British Columbia. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Please visit link below for further information:

BC Clinical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program – Application Package