The University of Maryland Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology has 12 faculty members providing daily, 24-hour on-site faculty coverage of fellow and senior residents. There are approximately 1600 deliveries a year (nearly 90% obstetric high-risk), and 70% of the vaginal deliveries receive epidural or spinal-epidural analgesia. With a 30% abdominal delivery rate, this translates to about 80% of our patients receiving anesthesia, including extensive experience in combined spinal-epidural, epidural and general anesthesia. We have approximately 4,000 non-delivery admissions and are actively involved in the joint management and care of our critically-ill gravidae (approximately 3-4 per month), and are involved in an active fetal surgery program leading to many opportunities to work with our Perinatal Medicine colleagues. At the end of their rotation, each resident will have taken care of at least 100-150 pregnant patients under close supervision.
This Division is active in clinical research. In addition, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, under the direction of Chris Harman, M.D. (who is boarded in Critical Care and Perinatal Medicine), has an active clinical research mission, including basic and clinical sciences, as well as an obstetric emergency simulator program. Obstetric anesthesiologists are welcome to, and have collaborated in the past on research studies of combined interest.
Read about our Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship.