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The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill offers a 1-year ACGME accredited fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology (currently 1 fellow/year). The program is administered at UNC Medical Center in the Women’s Hospital, with >4000 deliveries a year. We are a Level 4 Maternal Care Center with a level 4 NICU and have been designated a Center of Excellence by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP).

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Core fellowship faculty consists of 6 obstetric anesthesiologists. The fellowship curriculum is designed to graduate consultants in obstetric anesthesiology, who may be successful in academic or private practice settings depending on the fellow’s professional goals.

UNC Obstetric Anesthesia Fellows:

Academic Year-Fellow-Current Affiliation
2023-24 – Erin Dengler, MD
2022-23 – Courtney Hood, MD – Brooke Army Medical Center
2021-22 – Michael Hart, MD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2020-21 – Justin Swengel, MD – Tennova Healthcare
2019-20 – Jeremy Gue, MD – Piedmont Triad Anesthesia
2018-19 – Lacey Straube, MD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2017-18 – Kristin Fardelmann, MD – Yale University
2016-17 – Amy Penwarden, MD – American Anesthesiology
2015-16 – Sreenath Vellanki, MD – Medstar Health
2014-15 – Ben Redmon, MD – Duke Anesthesiology
2013-14 – Christopher Gratian, MD – Duke Anesthesiology

OB Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Ben Cobb, MD
For more info on UNC’s Obstetric Anesthesiology fellowship program, contact program coordinator Shannon Wolfgang.

* ACGME Accreditation 2016