Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship

Fellowship-Program

Fellowship Goals

Michael "Luke" James, MD

Dr. Michael “Luke” James
Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program Director

To train anesthesiologists in the subspecialty of neurosurgical anesthesiology for the purpose of supplying highly trained physicians to care for a fragile and growing neurosurgical patient population.

The overall goal of this one year training program is to transform the general anesthesiologist into a subspecialist in neurosurgical anesthesiology. This is the beginning of a lifelong learning process and is accomplished through multidisciplinary training in all aspects of the perioperative care of the neurosurgical patient. These aspects of care include neurosurgical anesthesiology, neurocritical care (neuro-ICU), neuroradiology, neurosonology, and neurophysiologic monitoring.

A two-year program option will be offered for fellows interested in a dedicated research year to prepare for an academic career.

* Physicians matriculating into the Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program must have a North Carolina Medical License (full or limited) and must be graduate(s) of an Anesthesiology Residency Training Program. Criteria for selection, evaluation, promotion, program completion, probation, remediation, dismissal, supervision, and duty hours are the same as those for other Department of Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs and consistent with Institutional Policies for Graduate Medical Education at the Duke University Medical Center and School of Medicine (gme.duke.edu).

General Curriculum

Length: 1 year (52 weeks)

Rotation Schedule:

Orientation 1 week

Core Rotations (32 weeks): Neuroanesthesia 20 weeks* | Neuro-ICU 12 weeks*

Electives (18 weeks) including:

  • Neurology Consults/Stroke Service/Clinic *
  • Neuroradiology (Diagnostic & Interventional) *
  • Neuromonitoring (cEEG, EEG, EP, EMG) *
  • Transcranial Doppler & Carotid Duplex Sonography *

* Length and choice of elective rotations will be tailored to the individual fellow to provide a well-rounded clinical neuroscience exposure and may include other subspecialties. This will be decided by the Program Training Director.

Research Integrated Throughout

Vacation 4 weeks

Academic Meeting

Neurosonology Training: 1 week

(Total= 52 weeks)

ACLS/BLS Certification is Mandatory

Optional Year 2 (length 12 months):

  • Intended for Fellows Interested in Research Careers
  • Opportunities for clinical, translational, and basic research in areas such as:
    • Neuroanesthesia techniques
    • Perioperative outcomes in Neurosurgical Patients
    • Neuroprotection
    • Intracerebral hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury

Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Application Click to view PDF.

For further information, please contact:

Michael “Luke” James, MD, FAHA, FNCS
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Program Director, Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC 3094
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-6265
E mail: michael.james@dm.duke.edu

E. June Santa
Program Coordinator, Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship
Phone: 919-684-6252
E mail: june.santa@dm.duke.edu