Obstetric Anesthesia Director: Richard N. Wissler, M.D., Ph.D. The Division of Obstetric Anesthesia offers a 12-month clinical fellowship in OB Anesthesiology at the CA-4 level. The emphasis of the fellowship is on individual educational programs based on the career goals of each fellow. Components of a fellow's educational program may include patient care, supervision of residents and medical students, didactic teaching in our daily OB Anesthesiology conferences, clinical research, and administration. Fellows with an interest in laboratory research are encouraged to apply, provided they are willing to invest a minimum of 24 months in academic development in this area. Many clinical and academic resources are available to support this fellowship. Strong Memorial Hospital has a Regional Perinatal Center with a Level III NICU. Currently there are 3,200 deliveries per year, with many patients referred for management of complicated pregnancies. The clinical research program in OB Anesthesiology is active. Laboratory research projects complement the clinical research in several areas. The division enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). Fellows in OB Anesthesiology may choose clinical electives in perinatology or neonatology, or choose course work in statistics and research design at the University of Rochester. The goal of the fellowship is to provide the best possible educational experience for the next generation of leadership in OB Anesthesiology. For more information on applying for a Fellowship, please contact Cathy Ercolamento at 585-275-2143.