Fellowship in Anesthesiology

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An Anesthesiologist is a physician who makes anesthesia-related medical decisions, they calculate proper drug dosages for patients, administer anesthesia and monitor patients' vital signs throughout surgical procedures, they are responsible for the safety and well-being of the patient, while a General Anesthesiologist assists during normal surgeries, specialized anesthesiologists focus on one area and master it.

Dec 7
Dr. Sandip Patel
Founder & CEO, Docthub.com
Fellowship in Anesthesiology


After finishing your MD/DNB/Diploma in Anaesthesiology, most Anaesthesiologists work as Senior residents, Assistant Consultants, or go for a Freelance practice. Since there is an increasing demand from Surgeons for specialized Anaesthesiologists, they prefer specialists to ensure there are no complications during or after the surgery.


Obviously, there is a limitation to practicing as a freelance General anesthesiologist, you can’t serve in every area, and hence becoming a specialist has its own perks. Whether you should go for it or not, let’s dive deep to know what works best for you.


Anaesthesiologists face challenges related to the nature of their work, such as working long or irregular hours, dealing with difficult situations and managing the job's physical demands. The practice of anaesthesiology is constantly evolving, and it is important for anaesthesiologists to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and advances in the field. One way to do this is by pursuing further study and training in a subspecialty of anesthesiology. By specializing, one can deepen their knowledge and expertise and provide better care to patients.


Choosing anesthesiology as a specialty is good or bad?


There are limitations to General anesthesiology practice since you’ve to take care of multiple things at the same time, while in subspecialty you have to focus on a particular area and hence your work satisfaction and chances of job security increase, also you can charge higher based on your specialized skill set. After 4-5 years of subspecialty practice, you can also consider becoming a professor/faculty for more stability and less hassle.


The increasing need in Tier-1&2 cities shows that there is a higher need for sub-specialists for surgeries. After finishing an anesthesia specialty, there are a few different fellowship options that can provide you with education and training in a specific area. These fellowships typically last between one and two years and provide doctors with the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills in a particular subfield of anesthesia.


What are the subspecialties of anesthesia?

There are many different fellowship options after the anesthesia speciality. These fellowships provide doctors with the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills in a particular area and can help them advance their careers and provide better care to their patients. These subspecialties include;



Based on your choice, you can go for


Short term Fellowship


Hands-on workshop

Visiting/Travelling Fellowships

Elective Programs

Online Academic Tutorials


Types of Fellowships

  • University Recognized - Duration 1 to 2 years 
  • Recognized by National/International Association - Duration 1 to 2 years
  • Hospital/Institute-based Fellowship - 6 months to 1 year 


What is the salary of an Anesthesiologist in India?

  • A general anesthesiology practitioner's salary ranges between ₹1,00,000/- to ₹2,50,000/-
  • An anesthesiology subspecialist’s salary ranges between ₹1,50,000/- to ₹3,50,000/-


Fraternity Recognition

There are numerous national and international societies and fraternities that recognize different subspecialties in anesthesiology, these are some of the most notable ones.


  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (EACTA)
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia - USA (SPA) 
  • Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine - USA (SPPM)
  • Society for Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesiology (SAGA)
  • Society for Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA)
  • Asian Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists (ASCA)
  • International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS)
  • Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)
  • European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA)
  • Society of Onco- Anesthesia and Perioperative Care (SOAPC)
  • European Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology (ESPA)
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  • Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC)
  • Indian Association of Pediatric Anesthesiologists (IAPA)
  • Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists - USA (ACA)
  • Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP)
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
  • Indian Academy of Pain Medicine (IAPM)
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) 


How to apply for an anesthesiology fellowship:

Here is the list of fellowships in Anesthesia, you can also visit Docthub.com to search and apply for fellowships according to your choice of subspecialty, place, and type.