Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

Obstetrical Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME for four fellows. The Section of Obstetric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is actively involved in the care of obstetric patients at the Prentice Women’s Hospital of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Labor & Delivery Unit at Prentice Women’s Hospital is designated a Level IV Regional Perinatal Healthcare Center. The physical facility contains state-of-the-art facilities for providing care to obstetric patients and their babies.

Prentice Women’s Hospital performs the largest number of deliveries in the state of Illinois, over 12,000 per year. The patient population is a mix of private and service patients, routine and high-risk. The Anesthesiology Service is involved in the care of approximately 90% of obstetric patients. The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is nationally recognized and is part of the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Network Units Network. Many patients are enrolled in clinical obstetric trials or clinical anesthesiology trials.

Program Director


Feyce Peralta, MD

Fellowship Coordinator

Caroline Simpson

Housestaff Research Portal

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