Fellowship Training

Our fellowships offer exceptional experience in complex and challenging clinical anesthesia and pain medicine and research opportunities. Come learn alongside our leading academics in some of the most excellent facilities in Canada.

Through our fellowship programs our goal is to train fellows to become true experts in their field of practice.  

For more information on the individual fellowship programs available within The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta, click on the link below:


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 Cardiac Anesthesia

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 Liver Transplant Anesthesia

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 Pain Medicine

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 Pediatric Anesthesia

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 Regional Anesthesia

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 Research Fellowship

*A Fellow is a post-M.D. trainee who is registered with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and is pursuing supervised clinical and/or research training which is NOT accreditable towards fulfilling certification eligibility requirements of existing residency programs recognized by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).


Fellowship objectives, expectations and commitments are discussed and agreed upon prior the start of the programs, as well as regular appraisals and opportunities for feedback are readily available. Fellows must, therefore, achieve their pre-determined academic goal in order to complete the fellowship successfully.

Successful applicants will have at least 50% of their time protected to allow them to engage in academic activities. During their time here, applicants will be part-funded to present their research findings at an appropriate venue within North America.

Training Facilities:

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  • University Hospital UofA green arrow down

  • Stollery Children's Hospital UofA green arrow down

  • Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute UofA green arrow down

  • Cardiovascular Anesthesia Research Laboratory UofA green arrow down


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Program Contacts

Dr Mark Simmonds
Fellowship Director

Lorraine Nowak
Executive Administrative Assistant
Tel: (780) 407-3200

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for a fellowship program, please email the following to Lorraine Nowak:

- Letter of Intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Training Module Summary
- Logbook summary

If you require more information, send an email to Lorraine Nowak and clearly label "inquiry" in the subject line.