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Stead Family Children's Hospital


The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at the University of Iowa is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that enables fellows to provide clinical services for all pediatric surgical specialties, including neuro, cardiac, craniofacial plastic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, otolaryngology and solid organ transplants. Last year, the Department of Anesthesia performed over 7900 anesthetics on infants and children.

The new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital opened in February - April 2017, with eight state-of-the-art operating rooms. UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital is Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital and academic medical center.

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in Iowa nationally ranked for pediatric care by U.S. News and World Report. 

  • 32 in neonatology
  • 37 in pediatric orthopedics
  • 38 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • 42 in pediatric nephrology
  • 49 in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery

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Contact Us

Tammi Steffen, BS
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
6546 John W. Colloton Pavillion (JCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1079

As the pediatric anesthesiology fellow in 2016-2017, I was able to experience the transition into the Stead Family Children's Hospital. The new hospital offers a broad variety of cases and excellent exposure to all realms of pediatric anesthesia as well as high acuity cases. The fellowship lecture series is incredibly organized and covers not only lectures, but includes PBLDs, journal clubs and simulations. While able to exceed the ACGME requirements early in the year, I was able to enjoy time in electives like Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care and become comfortable with a variety of satellite pediatric anesthetizing locations and services. The fellowship also offers the opportunity for an international medical mission with our faculty. The growth of the pediatric division as well as the changes in the new hospital have immensely enhanced this fellowship and I would highly recommend this program.

Ann Marie Melookaran Iliff, M.D. (pediatric anesthesia fellow 2016-2017)

I was honored to be the first accredited fellow who graduated from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.  I was not compensated to write this brief comment and I am happy to do so.  My appreciation and understanding of the extent of my fellowship experience became quite evident after being on my own as a Pediatric Attending, and presented with different pediatric surgical challenges.  There is a focus on ERAS style and full perioperative surgical home management and readiness of patient care. The UI Peds Attending team is extremely supportive and very organized in providing consistent lectures, journal reviews, and discussing daily Peds management.   The Cardiac anesthesia team and the Peds Cardiology lecture series and available workshops are great reinforcement tools providing transthoracic echocardiographic views and Peds Cardiology perspectives to intraoperative management of various etiologies.  The critical care and optional Pediatric pain management experience provides a great amount of knowledge for pain management options and continual evaluation of patient opiate side effects and effective management.  The elective regional team experience is equally invaluable in our growing focus as a profession toward using pediatric regional anesthesia.  All these opportunities were available while successfully providing enough time for personal reading, preparing for written boards, simulations, optional oral board prep simulations, and electives. Fellows have no concern in meeting the mandatory ACGME case load requirements.  I highly recommend this program if you want a family feel experience that is supportive of endless growth.

Jacques Jr. Lorthe, M.D. (pediatric anesthesia fellow 2015-2016)