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Monica Nanda Stuart Grant
Monika Nanda, MD
Fellowship Director
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
Stuart Grant, MB ChB
Division Chief
Regional Anesthesiology


Prospective Fellowship Candidates,

Welcome to UNC Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. At UNC we believe it is our responsibility to train fellows who will move the specialty forward, and we make this our priority.

We offer three fellowship positions with a comprehensive experience in regional anesthesiology and acute pain. A Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Fellowship at UNC offers a unique world-class enriching experience that includes:

  • 3000 blocks per year in a tertiary academic setting, with inpatient and ambulatory experience.
  • Integration of regional anesthesia and point of care ultrasound to care for the most complex patients.
  • ERAS pathways with regional anesthesia at their core.
  • At the completion of fellowship competence in every possible nerve block approach.
  • A faculty pool of nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, book authors, and fellowship-trained experts.
  • OSCE and Oral Board training for fellows.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and support team.
  • Time and support provided for research and quality improvement.
  • Opportunities for global health engagement.
  • Learn how to become an effective educator as you graduate to the role of an independent practitioner.
  • Paid membership of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and attendance at the ASRA spring meeting.
  • Department initiatives for diversity, inclusion and wellness.


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UNC Regional Anesthesiology In The News

Our faculty are nationally recognized and busy representing education and research in regional anesthesiology. Here are some recent division highlights. 

  • UNC Regional Anesthesiology division proudly co-hosted (with global collaboration) the First World Day of Regional Anesthesia on January 27, 2024.
  • News story / YouTube live coverage
  • Dr. Stuart Grant named Chair of the ASRA Pain Medicine CME Committee. Dr. Grant also serves on the ASRA board of directors and is the Director of Clinical Research at UNC Department of Anesthesiology. 
  • Drs. Monika Nanda, David Hardman and Stuart Grant invited as faculty speakers at the ASRA 2024 spring meeting in San Diego. 
  • Drs. David Creighton, Monika Nanda and Stuart Grant served as faculty at the ASRA 2023 UGRA Course in Chicago.
  • Drs. Monika Nanda, Stuart Grant, David Hardman, Sally Stander and Jay Schoenherr served as UGRA workshop faculty at ASA 2023 in San Francisco.
  • Drs. Andres Rojas and Jeremy Armbruster recognized in the teaching honor roll 2023 by residents.
  • Drs. Monika Nanda and Stuart Grant recognized in UNC Anesthesiology research honor roll 2023 by research committee.

Click here to see recent publications by UNC Division of Regional Anesthesia faculty.