The Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine allows fellows to gain clinical expertise in the care of high-risk obstetric patients. They develop proficiency in teaching residents and medical students while simultaneously honing their research skills.

Our fellowship curriculum focuses on clinical rotations and patient care. We provide obstetric anesthesia services for approximately 3,500 women in our state of the art, newly designed Birth Center on the main campus of the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Patients are cared for by the high-risk service of Wake Forest Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine which serves as a tertiary obstetric referral center for the western half of North Carolina.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Our tertiary care, multidisciplinary-based obstetric service manages a diverse, high-risk patient population with a cesarean delivery rate of approximately 25-30 percent and our obstetric anesthesia fellows gain a graduated level of responsibility for triaging and maintenance of anesthetic care for all obstetric patients.

Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Wake Forest School of Medicine Ultrasound

Fellows gain graduated responsibility for triaging and maintenance of anesthetic care for all labor and delivery patients.
  • Fellows lead a weekly review of high-risk patient lists focusing on systems-oriented problems and management, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary discussions with MFM.
  • Fellows work with faculty on individual patient safety and/or QI projects.
  • Fellows partner with faculty on clinical research areas of their interest.
  • Fellows are actively incorporated into the teaching model for simulation-based education of residents and medical students- designing and leading case simulations for students and residents.
  • Fellows moderate two to three journal club discussions or case-based presentations during the academic year.
  • Fellows' clinical and teaching expertise is enhanced by our daily didactic curriculum.