Department of Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs

The Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs at Montefiore Einstein provide trainees comprehensive one-year instruction in anesthesia subspecialties. Through complex clinical care, close collaboration with attending anesthesiologists, bedside and didactic teaching of residents and active clinical research opportunities, our programs prepare fellows to be leaders in perioperative medicine.

Sujatha Ramachandran, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesiology

Why our program could be right for you

Anesthesiology Fellows can take advantage of the wide spectrum of expertise available at Montefiore Health System and hone their skills as perioperative physicians. At Montefiore Einstein, we treat a diverse patient population with complex pathologies, which provides fellows the educational experiences that prepare them to handle any case.  A monthly Fellows' College conference series offers education and guidance to our fellows on nonclinical topics, complementing their clinical training.

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Einstein (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



Home to our Centers of Excellence

Montefiore’s Moses Campus is home to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care and the Montefiore Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. At Montefiore's main campus, we also take care of patients undergoing complex neurological surgeries as well as advanced endoscopic procedures. Our Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellows, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows, Advanced Airway/Otorhinolaryngology Fellows and Neuroanesthesia Fellows are based at the Moses Campus.

An academic hospital with an Accreta Center of Excellence

Adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jack D. Weiler Hospital contains a labor and delivery suite, a neonatal ICU and 16 operating rooms. Weiler Hospital is home to a high-risk obstetric division, which is an Accreta Center of Excellence. The Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program is based at Weiler Hospital, where fellows are exposed to a wide range of complex obstetric patients.

A community hospital and home to the Montefiore Einstein Center for Joint Replacement Surgery

The Montefiore Einstein Center for Joint Replacement Surgery at Wakefield Hospital has been twice accredited by the Joint Commission for orthopedic excellence and has received advanced certification for knee replacement surgeries. Our Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellows spend roughly half their training at Wakefield Hospital, which houses Montefiore’s busiest Acute Pain Medicine Service. Fellows learn the art of perioperative analgesia and regional anesthesia techniques to optimize preoperative pain management for complex inpatients. 

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Montefiore’s Hutchinson Campus provides our Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellows experience in an exciting, fast-paced outpatient ambulatory regional service environment. Using innovative nerve block techniques, fellows work preoperatively to optimize the flow of outpatient surgery. Hutchinson Campus is also home to the Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Program, where our anesthesiologists treat patients with chronic pain using alternative techniques to opioids.

A world-renowned faculty

Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA

Director, Advanced Airway/Otorhinolaryngology Fellowship Program
Professor, Anesthesiology
Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, General Anesthesia Division
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Department of Anesthesiology
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer

Jinu Kim, MD

Director, Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Program
Chief, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Juan Davila-Velazquez, MD

Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Jerry Chao, MD, MS

Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

Karina Gritsenko, MD

Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Professor, Anesthesiology, Family & Social Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kumar Vivek, MD

Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

Hear from our Fellowship Program Directors

Our dedicated team shares personal stories, showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative spirit that set our department apart. Join us in discovering the passion and expertise that drive excellence in patient care at Montefiore Einstein.

Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs

Advanced Airway/Otorhinolaryngology

Fellowship (Tracey Straker, MD)


Fellowship (Jinu Kim, MD)

Obstetric Anesthesiology

Fellowship (Juan Davila-Velazquez, MD)

Pediatric Anesthesia

Fellowship (Jerry Chao, MD)

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

Fellowship (Karina Gritsenko, MD)

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Fellowship (Kumar Vivek, MD)

Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship (Christopher Tam, MD)

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

Applications for the Obstetric Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Critical Care Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, and Pediatric Anesthesia fellowships are accepted through SF Match. SF Match application cycle dates for the 2026-2027 fellowship are forthcoming. Applications for the Advanced Airway Fellowship and the Neuroanesthesia Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis via email.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Debbie Lopez
Program Administrator

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