Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
The Ochsner Fellowship program in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) is a one year program. Our faculty consists of seven RAAPM fellowship trained Anesthesiologists. While we do blocks for Orthopedic surgery cases, we also do them for Thoracic, General, Vascular, and Pediatric cases as well. These blocks include both peripheral and neuraxial, single shot and continuous, for inpatients and outpatients. Fellows have an opportunity to participate in all of these procedures, including our home catheter program.
Additionally, we have a Perioperative Surgical Home program for our total joint Arthroplasty patients. The team consists of one of the RAAPM staff, a resident and a nurse. With our guidance of patients through the perioperative process, we have been able to both reduce length of stay and increase patient satisfaction. The fellows actively participate in this process as well.
Fellows spend three days per week with the RAAPM team (2 clinical and 1 academic). The other two days per week are Staff days where the fellows supervise CRNA’s and Residents in the OR.
For more information regarding our fellowship program, please contact:
Racquel Nettles Johnson
Ochsner Health System - Anesthesiology Department
1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121
Office: (504) 842-1514
W. David Sumrall, MD Chairman
Leslie Thomas, MD RAAPM Director
Clint Elliott, MD RAAPM Fellowship Director
Kim Bland, MD
Kristie Osteen, MD
Matthew Patterson, MD
Jason Park, MD