Perioperative medicine at Fiona Stanley

Perioperative fellows will be exposed to a range of medical and anaesthesia sub-specialties, gaining valuable experience in the full perioperative journey of high risk patients undergoing major surgery.

There will be regular opportunities to risk assess and optimise high risk patients within the Preadmission Clinic. Fellows will be able to follow these patients through their perioperative journey, providing anaesthesia for high risk patients particularly those on the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway.

Regular cardiopulmonary exercise testing sessions will be undertaken by perioperative fellows under the supervision of the respiratory physicians.

Fellows will be able to undertake post-operative ward rounds of select high risk patients with the Acute Pain Team. This round will provide an opportunity to implement ERAS principles while detecting and preventing early complications in complex medical patients having major surgery.

There is the opportunity to be involved in the ongoing development/evolution of a variety of perioperative initiatives while also playing a key role in perioperative medicine education to medical and nursing staff.

Fellowship supervisor: Dr Michela Salvadore


Selection criteria are:

1.     Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia

2.     Completion of final fellowship exam (FANZCA or overseas equivalent from comparable training programme)

3.     Demonstrated high level skills in all aspects of the CanMEDS physician competency framework

4.     Prior teaching, research and audit experience are desirable

To apply, please forward via email to

  • your current CV
  • contact details of 3 referees
  • letter of introduction including the reason for applying.