Jacqueline M Galvan MD – Fellowship director


At the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital we are very excited to offer an Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship. Our fellowship provides an additional year of training in Obstetric Anesthesia for residents who have already completed a residency in Anesthesiology.  The fellowship has been in place since 2013, and has recently achieved ACGME accreditation status in 2019.

During a year of training with us, the fellow will be exposed all facets of care for our low and high risk patient population. We are dedicated to training the fellow to be independent through experience and to acquire skills, knowledge, and diplomacy. The fellow will receive guidance and supervision during patient interactions by faculty and progressively gain responsibilities during the fellowship. Throughout the fellowship, the obstetric anesthesia fellow will learn to foster the multidisciplinary care of these patients through interactions with Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Adult Internal Medicine and Neonatology disciplines. In addition to medical knowledge and interpersonal skills, we also foster technical skills such as POCUS, lumbar ultrasound and simulation/debriefing. And you’ll also meet some great people!

We welcome any questions you might have about our Obstetric Anesthesia fellowship. Don’t hesitate to contact us!!


Medical school/residency/fellowship

UIC all the way!

Academic appointment

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Director
Residency Associate Program Director

National society membership

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Society of Academic Anesthesiology Association
Society for Education in Anesthesia
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Annual Meeting Activities

5/2019 “Point of Care Ultrasound for Obstetric Patients” – Workshop Facilitator Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, Phoenix, AZ
10/2019 “Professional Development: Teaching Techniques Available for the Anesthesiologists”. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
10/2019 “Crash Course in Obstetric Anesthesia for the Non-Obstetric Anesthesiologist" American Society of Anesthesiologist Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
10/2019 “Focus Cardiac Ultrasound Exam for Obstetric Anesthesia” American Society of Anesthesiologist Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Committee Involvement

Educational Track Subcommittee on Obstetric Anesthesia (ASA) , Problem Based Learning Discussion Committee (ASA), SOAP PD Fellowship Committee (SOAP)

Heather Nixon, MD – Division Head

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Corinne Weinstein, MD – Core Faculty


Dr. Weinstein is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she has been on faculty since 2018. Dr. Weinstein’s clinical research endeavors thus far focus primarily on the super morbid obese parturient. Dr. Weinstein has participated in, mentored, and presented at both SOAP and ASA meetings since her fellowship started at UIC in 2017, and is a current member of both organizations. She is an active participant at UIC in various resident lectures, OB QI committees, and is assisting in streamlining the process of parturient attendance at pre op anesthesia clinic evaluations.

Dr. Weinstein received her M.D. and B.S.N. from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was previously a PICU/CICU registered nurse at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. She completed her residency training in anesthesia at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Her Obstetric Anesthesia fellowship training was completed at UIC.

Education & Training

MD Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)
BSN Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana (2007)
Fellow University of Illinois at Chicago (2018)
Resident Rush University Medical Center (2017)
Faculty     University of Illinois at Chicago (current)