Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Under the direction of Andrew M. Malinow MD, Professor and Vice-Chair, the University of Maryland Section of Obstetric Anesthesiology, has two full-time and 10 part-time faculty providing full time 24-hour faculty coverage of senior residents and fellows. There are approximately 1700 deliveries a year (approximately 90% high risk), with 70% of women undergoing vaginal delivery receiving epidural analgesia. With a 28% abdominal delivery rate, this translates to about 80% of our patients receiving anesthesia.We have approximately 4,000 non-delivery admissions and are actively involved in the care of approximately 3-4 critically ill gravidae per month, often hospitalized with severe cardiac, neurologic, traumatic disease and requiring mechanical ventilation and invasive monitoring. The perinatal care team consists of Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows and attendings including the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, who is Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine and has a joint appointment in our Department.The Section has an active history of clinical research and can provide many opportunities within the Department of Anesthesiology, as well as in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. These include basic and clinical science, an extensive fetal database and an obstetric emergency simulator program. Over the past 23 years, the Section of Obstetric Anesthesiology has trained approximately 30 fellows, many of whom have moved on to leadership roles in Obstetric Anesthesiology at other institutions. In the past, the Department has been able to secure instructor-level faculty appointments for Obstetric Anesthesiology fellows who have met certain qualifications. While most of our fellows spend a total of one year for training, it may be possible to extend the fellowship for an additional year for more extensive research training.

How to Apply

Policies and Information for applying to the Department of Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs:

Your file is complete when we receive: 

  1. The completed University of Maryland Application for Fellowship in Anesthesiology. The application must have an original signature. 
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Your Personal Statement (name and credentials should appear on the personal statement)
  4. A copy of your medical school transcript
  5. Your USMLE I, II & III /COMLEX scores
  6. Your specialty specific In-Service, In-Training exam or Board Scores
  7. Three letters of reference; one of which should be from the chairman or program director of your training program

All documents (items 1-6) should be submitted and received in full.  

All Letters of Recommendation should be sent directly from the respective writer, unless the LORs are in a sealed envelope with their signature across the back.

Applications and LORs can be sent by postal mail or courier to: 

Dr. Shobana Bharadwaj, Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program Director
c/o Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street, Suite S11C00
Baltimore, Maryland   21201;

Electronic submissions should be sent to: anesresfellcoor@anes.umm.edu 

For more information, please view the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology webpage.