KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States, today announced that Dr. Seth Christian is the first graduate of the TeamHealth Anesthesiology Perioperative Management Fellowship program. TeamHealth offers the new fellowship program in conjunction with the Tulane University School of Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and Tulane's A.B. Freeman School of Business. The fellowship prepares anesthesiologists to be innovative leaders in perioperative management through in-depth clinical and administrative education, which includes on-site practicum. The training focuses on developing strong leadership skills and a command of operational functions. Key areas of the program include operating room mechanics and metrics, optimal scheduling and staffing, quality and service improvement tactics, benchmarking, regulatory guidelines, financial planning and control, and value optimization. "We are proud to join forces with the Tulane University School of Medicine to foster the next generation of perioperative leaders," said Steven M. Gottlieb, MD, CEO of TeamHealth Anesthesia. "As anesthesiologists increasingly assume more responsibility for the perioperative continuum of care while optimizing value in care delivery, the skills that this program teaches are critical to their success." During clinical time, fellows serve as junior staff members, overseeing residents on cases and learning to manage the day-to-day operations of the anesthesia service and perioperative care. On non-clinical days, fellows complete additional curricula focused on perioperative education and leadership training, serve as junior faculty within the Department of Anesthesiology, mentor residents, and develop and present a perioperative research project. TeamHealth Anesthesia provides support for attending conferences and courses offered by TeamHealth and other organizations and also provides first-hand educational opportunities alongside its leadership and staff.