Anesthesiology Fellowships

An Anesthesia Fellowship is completed after successfully completing residency training. Participants may enter fellowship directly after residency or after spending time as an attending. 

Anesthesiology Subspecialties


Fellowship Opportunities

Military Fellowship Information



Program Director

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Pain Medicine

Chris Spevak, MD

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Harold Gefland, CAPT, MC USN

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Pain Medicine

Eric Stedje-Larsen, CAPT, MC, USN

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Pain Medicine

Ryan Phillips, CDR, MC, USN

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)

Pain Medicine

Napoleon (Skip) Roux, LtCol, USAF, MC


Civilian Opportunities

Military anesthesiologists have trained around the country at institutions such as Duke University, The Cleveland Clinic, Children's Hospital Colorado, Houston Methodist Debakey Heart & Vascular Center, and National Children’s Medical Center. All residency and fellowship applicants are encouraged to explore civilian opportunities. 

Every year, each branch allows a certain number of anesthesiologists and anesthesiology residents to complete fellowship training at civilian institutions. The number of slots depends on the year and the branch of service. Once they have received approval from their respective service, fellowship candidates can compete with their civilian counterparts for fellowship spots at the institution of their choosing. Options for training at a civilian institutions while in the military include:


  • Civilian Sponsored: Trainees in a civilian sponsored residency or fellowship remain on active duty throughout their training. This means that they receive military benefits and pay according to their rank, they do not receive any pay or compensation from the civilian training program. Despite active duty status, trainees do not have any military obligations during their training time and are otherwise treated as any other resident/fellow in that program.  Trainees accrue time in service for promotion and retirement as well as an additional service commitment.


  • Civilian Deferred/Unsponsored/NADDS: Trainees in a civilian deferred or “unsponsored” residency or fellowship leave active duty for the duration of their training and are placed in the reserves. During this time, they are paid by their civilian training program and do not receive military benefits (health insurance, housing allowance, etc). Trainees in this pathway do not accrue time towards retirement or promotion, but also do not incur any additional military commitment. For Navy applicants, the program is known as “Navy Active Duty Delay for Specialist Program” or NADDS. More information can be found here: Navy Medicine - NADDS.