Fellowship directory

Physicians applying for a fellowship program in regional anesthesiology/acute pain medicine must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, an accredited anesthesiology residency program. Each individual program may have additional requirements such as medical licensing. The information published here has been supplied by the individual institutions. Please check back frequently for updates. Programs with an asterisk behind the title indicate they are part of the SF Match Program. 

 

 

The Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai has a history of commitment to education, research and state-of-the-art clinical practice. The faculty represents a cross section of graduates of the nation’s elite anesthesia programs. The volume, complexity, severity of illness and innovative approaches present a clinical challenge to the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management anesthesiologist. It is our hope that during the time with us, fellows grow in clinical ability and knowledge as well as develop their professional and interpersonal skills, in addition to attaining confidence to perform as an effective consultant in regional anesthesia and acute pain management.

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Fellowship faculty will assist in making your educational experience memorable. It is our hope that you will have a most enjoyable and meaningful year of medicine. Education is a change in behavior based upon experiences. We want to engage you in all the experiences related to our subspecialty.

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Fellowship is designed to assist the fellow in achieving a set of academic and clinical goals that, when mastered, will enable a successful career in the practice of regional anesthesia and acute pain management.

All applications to this program are to be submitted through the SF Match Service.

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:6
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Salary: $74,775.00 + $10,000 housing stipend
  • Contact Person: Desiaire Rickman Program Coordinator
  • Email: desiaire.rickman@cshs.org
  • Phone: (310) 423-1682
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • 8700 Beverly Blvd. #4209
  • Los Angeles
  • California 90048
  • Telephone: (310) 423-1682 / Fax: (310) 423-4119
  • Website: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/education/graduate-medical/fellowship/anesthesia-acute-pain.html
  • Director: Jonathan Hausman, MD, Fellowship Director
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Syed Ali, MD

    Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Tony Chiang, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

     

    Daniel Chien, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Joseph Chung, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Shawn Coleman, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Wesley Glick, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Jonathan Hausman, MD

    Program Director, Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

     

    Michael Kissen, MD

    Clinical Director, Regional Anesthesiology

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Gene Lee, MD

    Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Jessie Lo, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Yan Magram, MD

    Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Brian Mendelson, MD

    Associate Program Director

    Anesthesiology Simulation Faculty

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

     

    Roy Mongkolpradit, MD

    Anesthesiologist

     

    Gabriel Pollock, MD

    Assistant Program Director

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Iman Rabizadeh, MD

    Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Howard Rosner, MD

    Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship

    Professor of Anesthesiology

     

    Elliot Schwartz, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    David Sisco, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Chase Smith, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Jun Tang, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

     

    Mary A. Vijjeswarapu, MD

    Associate Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship

    Pain Specialist

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

     

    Colby Vongchaichinsri, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Specialist

     

    Roya Yumul, MD, PhD

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Vice Chair of Academic Research

    Chair of CCC, Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Fellowship

    Director of Anesthesiology Simulation

     

    Darab Zarrabi, MD

    Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Specialist


    • Participating hospitals:

    Special Requirements:

    • Completion of an ACGME accredited residency
    • California state medical license
    • DEA license

    Fellows will be expected to participate in a research project during their fellowship year with the goal of publication or presentation of their findings in a peer reviewed journal and/or national conference.

    This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

    Apply here

     

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:1 year (11 months and 1 month vacation)
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:1
    • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
    • Salary: $77,125.68
    • Contact Person: David Cho Primary Contact
    • Email: dacho@dhs.lacounty.gov
    • Phone: (424) 306-8008
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • Department of Anesthesiology-Regional Fellowship
    • 1000 West Carson Street, Box 10
    • Torrance
    • California 90502
    • Telephone: (424) 306-8008
    • Website: https://www.harbor-ucla.org/anesthesiology/fellowship/fact-sheet/
    • Director: David Cho, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Vadim Tokhner, MD
      Inderjeet Julka, MD
      Kevin DeWalt, MD
      Clinton Kakazu, MD

    • Participating hospitals:
    • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

     

    This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

    Apply here

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:3
    • Deadline: May 31st of the previous year
    • Salary: $65,000
    • Contact Person: Michael Tom, MD Fellowship Director
    • Email: michael.tom@med.usc.edu
    • Phone: (323) 409-7748
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • Department of Anesthesiology, University of Southern California
    • 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3451
    • Los Angeles
    • California 90033
    • Telephone: (323) 409-7748
    • Website: https://keck.usc.edu/anesthesiology/training-education/fellowship-programs/regional-anesthesiology
    • Director: Michael Tom
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Michael Tom, MD, Program Director

      • Jack Berger MD, PhD

      • Chase Smith, MD, Section Chief of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesia

      • Kevin Guthmiller, MD, Chief of Inpatient Pain Service

      • Gligor Gucev, MD

      • Paul Lee, MD

      • Mohammed Eloustaz, MD

      • Melanie Hall, MD

      • Wesley Glick, MD

    • Participating hospitals:
      • Keck Medical Center of USC
      • Norris Healthcare Center (HC3)

    Now accepting applications for this academic year. The fellow will be involved in a comprehensive curriculum of interventional, ultrasound-guided, regional nerve blocks, innovation, business management, operations, perioperative pain management, pain consultations, and clinical research.

    Curriculum
    The fellow will receive comprehensive hands-on training in pain management and business management and general pain practice  In addition to the hands-on training, the fellow will manage perioperative for consultations. The fellow will also participate in the multimodal pharmacologic management of perioperative pain including. Additionally, the fellow would have training in interventional pain procedures and pain consultations, and research. The fellow will be expected to give a presentation on a topic of his or her choosing consisting either of independent research on literature review. Research is an integral part of this fellowship and fellows will have one day/week for research endeavors. After completion of the fellowship, fellows will be ready to start their pain practice in the area of their choosing.

    Experience:

    * 3-5 years’ experience in developing detailed project plans that earned results in pain treatment and innovation 
    * Skilled at building, leading, developing, and inspiring best-in-class creative medical projects and initiatives
    * Excellent writing and editorial skills, with expertise at developing pain initiatives 
    * Superior coordination skills; able to comprehend the actionable steps for team members including patients and stakeholders
    * Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; organizational and time management skills
    * Demonstrated analysis/assessment capabilities
    * Strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills

    Qualities:
    * Committed to quality and excellence; detail-driven and execution-focused
    * Passionate, high-energy, visionary leader, capable of driving speed and discipline throughout the organization
    * Ability to work well with, lead, and influence others in a fast-paced environment
    * Effective communicator, both internally and externally
    * Impeccable judgment and strategic thought leadership
    * Passionate about entrepreneurialism, innovation, change, and building

    Application Process
    Applicants are requested to provide the following for full consideration.   Qualified applicants will be invited to interview with our team, staff, and faculty members. 

    1. Letter of Intent, statement of purpose, personal statement
    2. Curriculum Vitae 
    3. Professional Photograph 
    4. Names of 3 professional referees 

     

    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:1
    • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
    • Salary: Commensurate with experience
    • Contact Person: Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD Head
    • Email: anita@stratagroup.co
    • Phone: 844-213-7246
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • La Jolla Reserve
    • 4445 Eastgate Mall
    • La Jolla
    • California 92121
    • Telephone: 844-213-7246
    • Website: www.anitagupta.com
    • Director: Anita Gupta, DO, MPP, PharmD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Participating hospitals:
    •  
    • Documents1

    The goal of this program is to provide a fellow with the clinical experience for managing perioperative pain with a multi-disciplinary approach. This includes preoperative planning, pre- and postoperative performance of acute pain/regional anesthesia procedures, postoperative follow-up, and consultations for the management of acute pain in complex situations. From this uniquely designed curriculum, the fellow will gain significant experience in managing an Acute Pain Service, performing regional anesthesia procedures, outpatient and inpatient chronic pain consultations, addiction medicine, and research.

    The program is structured over a comprehensive year to include pre-operative clinic visits and optimization of opioids/weaning prior to surgery, exposure to technical procedures such as regional anesthesia peripheral nerve blocks/catheters, neuraxial procedures, postoperative pain management on the surgical floors (PCAs, lidocaine and ketamine infusions etc.), as well as outpatient pain management and weaning for patients in the subacute outpatient postoperative phase as well as addiction medicine.

    At the completion of the fellowship, the fellow will receive a dual fellowship certification - one in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) and another in Perioperative Pain Medicine.

    Fellowship includes 1-2days/week providing solo anesthesia or supervising residents/CRNAs in the operating room. As well as up to twice a month in-house attending OR and OB call to augment salary.

    $87,127 base salary (2022-2023) and up to $150,000 with attending OR/OB in-house call (2x/month).

    This program uses the common application. Please submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program Director.

    Apply here

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:2022
    • Positions:2
    • Deadline: Until positions filled
    • Salary: $87,000 - $150,000
    • Contact Person: Engy Said, MD Fellowship Director
    • Email: esaid@health.ucsd.edu
    • Phone: (559)737-1904
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • UCSD Department of Anesthesiology
    • 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 7770
    • La Jolla
    • California 92093-0898
    • Telephone: (559)737-1904
    • Website: https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/anesthesia/education/fellowships/Pages/Acute-Pain-Fellowship.aspx
    • Director: Engy Said, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Wendy B. Abramson, MD

      Brenton S. Alexander, MD

      Brian P. Curran, MD

      Timothy J. Furnish, MD

      Rodney A. Gabriel, MD

      Erin I. Martin, MD

      Minhthy N. Meineke, MD

      Coti Phillips, MD

      Matthew W. Swisher, MD

      Jacklynn F. Sztain, MD

      Paige S. Tsuda, MD

    • Participating hospitals:
    • UCSD Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

      Jacobs Medical Center, La Jolla, CA

      Koman Outpatient Pavilion, La Jolla, CA 

    Duration of Fellowship: One year

    Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

    Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

    Application Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)

    Number of Positions Available: 7

    Salary: PGY 5 – $88,545.60


    Description

    We offer a 1-year ACGME fellowship in interdisciplinary pain medicine. Our core faculty come from anesthesia, neurology, physiatry, internal medicine, and psychology. All faculty and fellows work in a co-located center eliminating the need to rotate out fellows to meet ACGME requirements. We seek to educate the fellow in and have dedicated faculty groups focusing on neuromodulation, orofacial/headache, spine, abdominal, pelvic, peripheral nerve/CRPS, pediatrics, and cancer. Fellows get exposure to pain psychology and pain physical therapy co-located in our pain clinic. Fellows will learn how to lead interdisciplinary groups of clinicians. Fellows have a continuity clinic whereby they will manage their own patients over a period of several months. We have a comprehensive inpatient pain service and consult, and run the pain service for acute on chronic and chronic patients. We have a robust research group and fellows have the opportunity to apply for an additional year of funded research through a dedicated Stanford Pain Division, NIH pain-focused T32 grant.

    All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) on or after December 1 each year.
    Apply here. 

    Applicant Interview Timeframe: May-July

    Fellowship starts off cycle.

    • January – one position
    • July – one position
    • August – five positions

    Sponsored JI visas are offered for international applicants.

    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:12
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:7
    • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
    • Salary: $88,545.60
    • Contact Person: Ashley Johnson Program Coordinator
    • Email: ashley85@stanford.edu
    • Phone: 650-721-7212
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 450 Broadway Street, MC6343
    • Redwood City
    • California 94063
    • Telephone: 650-721-7212
    • Website: https://med.stanford.edu/pain/education/pain-medicine-fellowship.html
    • Director: Meredith Barad, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Program Director
      Meredith Barad, MD
      Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director
      Phone: 650-721-7218
      Email: mbarad@stanford.edu

      Associate Program Director
      Anuj Aggarwal, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director
      Phone: 650-721-7286
      Email: akaggarw@stanford.edu

      • Sean Mackey, MD, PhD
      • William Brose, MD
      • Ian Carroll, MD, MS
      • Stephen Coleman, MD, MBA
      • Ryan Derby, MD
      • Pamela Flood, MD
      • Alpana Gowda, MD
      • Jennifer Hah, MD
      • Ming-Chih Kao, MD, PhD
      • Jiang-Ti Kong, MD
      • Michael Leong, MD
      • Einar Ottestad, MD
      • Xiang Qian, MD
      • Vafi Salmasi, MD
      • Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD
      • Natacha Telusca, MD
      • Matthew Wedemeyer, MD
      • Steven Feinberg, MD, MPH
      • Annu Navani, MD
      • Garrett Morris, MD
      • Jordan Newmark, MD
      • Chinwe Nwaneshiudu, MD, PhD
      • Peter Schmidt, MD
      • Vanila Singh, MD
      • Peter Barelka, MD
      • Scott Kennedy, MD
      • Erica Stary, MD
      • Ardin Berger, DO
      • Elliot Krane, MD
      • Michele Jehenson, DDS
      • Heather King, PhD
      • Kristen Slater, PsyD
      • Josh Kirz, PhD
    • Participating hospitals:
      • Stanford HealthCare
      • Palo Alto Veteran’s Affairs
      • Stanford Children’s Health
      • Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare

    Special Requirements: CA state medical license before starting fellowships.

    This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

    Apply here

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:4
    • Deadline: 3/15/2019
    • Salary: 81,827 approx
    • Contact Person: Ashley Johnson Fellowship Coordinator
    • Email: Ashley85@stanford.edu
    • Phone: 650-721-7212
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
    • 300 Pasteur Drive, H3536
    • Stanford
    • California 94305
    • Telephone: (650) 498-9991
    • Website: http://med.stanford.edu/ra-apm/education/fellowship.html
    • Director: Edward Mariano M.D., MAS
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Jan Boublik, MD
      • Brendan Carvalho, MD
      • Ryan Derby, MD
      • Jonay Hill, MD
      • Jean-Louis Horn, MD, PhD
      • Mastoora Nasiri, MD
      • Jennifer Lee, MD
      • Cynthia Khoo, MD, PhD
      • Fred Mihm, MD
      • Quentin Baca, MD
      • Vanila Singh, MD
      • Ban Tsui, MD, FRCPC
      • Natasha Funck, MD
      • Kyle Harrison, MD
      • Edward Kim, MD
      • Gunjan Kumar, MD
      • Jody Leng, MD, MS
      • Oluwatobi Hunter, DNP
    • Participating hospitals:

    We are pleased to offer a fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine. Our fellowship offers an opportunity to gain practical guidance in peri-operative pain management and regional anesthetic techniques. There is both a clinical and academic component, as well as areas of scholarly activity. Fellows will gain mastery of ultrasound guidance in peripheral blockade, peripheral nerve catheter techniques, thoracic epidurals, and acute pain service management skills. In addition, our fellows have the unique opportunity to work as attending staff physicians for 1-2 days/week, with the added benefit of additional income if needed. Our fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in resident supervision and didactic education. Upon completion, our fellows are experts in regional anesthesia and will further their careers in either an academic or private practice setting.

    Please refer to our website for more information about our program.

    This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

    Apply here

    We are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year beginning December 2022.
    Application Deadline: January 13, 2023
    Interview Dates: February 6-8, 2023

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:2024
    • Positions:4
    • Deadline: January 13th
    • Salary: $100,000
    • Contact Person: Lucine Torosian Fellowship Program Coordinator
    • Email: ltorosian@mednet.ucla.edu
    • Phone: 310-267-8653
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    • 757 Westwood Plaza, Suite 3325
    • Los Angeles
    • California 90095
    • Telephone: 310-267-8653
    • Website: https://www.uclahealth.org/departments/anes/education/fellowship-programs/regional-anesthesiology-and-acute-pain-medicine-fellowship
    • Director: Rana Movahedi, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Valeria Carcamo-Cavazos, MD
      • Pamela Chia, MD, MS
      • Kenneth Higgins III, MD
      • Peter Jin, MD
      • Natale Naim, MD
      • John Patton, III, MD, MBA
      • Parisa Partownavid, MD
      • Andrea Poon, MD
      • Siamak Rahman, MD
      • Ali Sadoughi, MD
      • Neil Shaw, MD
    • Participating hospitals:
      • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital
      • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    We invite applications for our ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Pain Medicine. The fellowship program consists of a comprehensive outpatient pain practice along with an inpatient consult service. The program is set up according to ACGME guidelines, with rotational experience in neurology and psychiatry, and core fellowship training in clinic and interventional-based chronic pain. The acute pain requirement is met by providing in-patient pain consultation services at Santa Monica-UCLA Orthopedic Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded experience which will prepare our fellows for the pain medicine board exam, and more importantly, for future practice.

    Please refer to our website for more information about our program.

    All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
    Apply here

    We are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year through ERAS® beginning November 2022.

    We currently do not participate in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®).

    Application Submission Period: November through April

    Interviews: February through May

    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:2024
    • Positions:6
    • Deadline: April 30th
    • Salary:
    • Contact Person: Lucine Torosian Fellowship Program Coordinator
    • Email: ltorosian@mednet.ucla.edu
    • Phone: 310-267-8653
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center
    • 1245 16th Street, Suite 225
    • Santa Monica
    • California 90404
    • Telephone: 310-267-8653
    • Website: https://www.uclahealth.org/anes/pain-fellowship
    • Director: Jakun Ing, MD, MPH
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • F. Michael Ferrante, MD
      • Eric Hsu, MD
      • Quynh Pham, MD
      • Andrea Poon, MD
      • Sandra Sacks, MD
      • Irene Wu, MD
    • Participating hospitals:
      • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital
      • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
      • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

    Comprehensive curriculum incorporating advanced regional anesthesia techniques, such as continuous perineural infusion and ultrasound-guidance, multimodal acute pain management strategies, global health, and clinical/translational research.

    Fellowship includes one day/week providing solo anesthesia or supervising residents/CRNAs in the operating room (augments salary). There is no in-house regional anesthesia call.

    There is also readily available additional in-house attending OR and OB call to significantly augment salary.

    $65,000 base salary (2017-2018); depending on how much attending OR/OB call is taken, yearly salaries range from $110,000 to >$200,000

    This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

    Apply here

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:6
    • Deadline: March 30 or until positions filled
    • Salary: $110,000
    • Contact Person: Missy Medeiros RAAPM Fellowship Coordinator
    • Email: reganesthesia@ucsd.edu
    • Phone: (858) 822-0776
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • UCSD Department of Anesthesiology
    • 9500 Gilman Drive, MS 0898
    • La Jolla
    • California 92093-0898
    • Telephone: (858) 822-0776
    • Website: https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/anesthesia/education/fellowships/Pages/regional-anesthesia-fellowship.aspx
    • Director: Rodney Gabriel, MD, MAS
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Matthew Swisher, MD, MS
      • Engy T. Said, MD

      • Bahareh Khatibi, MD

      • Brian M. Ilfeld, MD, MS

      • John J. Finneran IV, MD

      • Jacklynn Sztain, MD 

      • Wendy B. Abramson, MD

      • Preetham Suresh, MD 

      • NavParkash Sandhu, MD, MS

      •  Rekha Chandabose, MD

      • Richard Bellars, MD

      • Ching-Rong Cheng, MD

    • Participating hospitals:
      • UCSD Hillcrest, San Diego, CA
      • Jacobs Medical Center, La Jolla, CA
      • Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
      • Koman Outpatient Pavilion, La Jolla, CA 

     

    • UC Davis Medical Center is 625-bed acute-care teaching hospital and level I trauma center. UC Davis admits more than 30,000 patients per year and handles nearly 1 million visits.
    • 6 Pain Medicine Fellows; Start date August 1 
    • Comprehensive education and training in pain medicine through mentorship, research and clinical care.
    • 8 Interventional Pain Attendings, 2 Pain Psychology Specialists, 2 Pain Pharmacists, 2 Acupuncturists, and 2 Private Practice Adjunct Faculty
    • Approximately 25 weeks of procedures with neuromodulation exposure including DRG, SCS, and PNS. Robust ultrasound exposure with procedures at 3 clinical sites including prolotherapy, large joint injections, and nerve blocks.
    • Cancer pain exposure including regular rotations at the UCD Cancer Center and intrathecal pump implantation and management.
    • Ongoing active IRB research including neuromodulation patient selection, virtual reality applications, ultrasound imaging for estimating epidural depth, and low back pain PET imaging.
    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:6
    • Deadline:
    • Salary:
    • Contact Person: Mureen Darrington Program Coordinator
    • Email: mdarrington@ucdavis.edu
    • Phone: 916-734-6688
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 4860 Y Street
    • Suite 3020
    • Sacramento
    • California 95817
    • Telephone: 916-734-6688
    • Website: https://rvsxz3c2zdp3kl7pu105m8xs-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/University-of-California-Davis-Program-Slide.pdf
    • Director: Scott Pritzlaff, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Participating hospitals:

    The University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) offers an accredited 12-month Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship in Sacramento, California.  The fellowship will train the candidate to become an expert in regional anesthesia including the use of ultrasound guidance as well as the management of perioperative pain.  Our acute pain medicine service performs approximately 3,000 peripheral nerve blocks many with ultrasound guidance and catheter placement as well as many neuraxial blocks annually and has a busy and expanding inpatient pain service. 

    Fellows will rotate in our main operating room perioperative area, a busy orthopedic focused outpatient surgery center, and the UC Davis Children’s Hospital operating rooms.  The fellow will perform single injection and continuous catheter techniques in the upper extremities, lower extremities, abdominal truncal region, and the posterior thorax.  The fellow will receive education and training in point of care ultrasound (POCUS) by experienced faculty.  The fellow will learn how to manage an acute pain medicine service, become familiar with pediatric regional anesthesia, and treat inpatient chronic pain patients.  To enhance the academic mission, fellows are expected to participate in a research project and will receive dedicated non-clinical days to work on scholarly projects.  There are 11 faculty members on the acute pain medicine service (APS) with substantial regional anesthesia experience and/or fellowship training.  This program offers an excellent training experience that can be tailored to meet your educational goals.

    Please submit the ASRA RAPM common application and the following documents to our program coordinator via email

    • Current CV with photo
    • Copy of medical school diploma and transcript 
    • Three original letters of recommendation (one must be from program director)
    • Copies of USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 scores
    • ABA BASIC exam and ITE scores

    ± ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

    Application requirements: 

    • Completion of ACGME accredited anesthesiology residency
    • Valid California medical license required prior to the start of fellowship
    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:1
    • Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year and the fellow will be accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Salary: $66,492 plus benefits
    • Contact Person: Alyssa Barnes, BA Fellowship Program Coordinator
    • Email: anbarn@ucdavis.edu
    • Phone: 916-734-5630
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 4150 V Street
    • Suite 1200 PSSB
    • Sacramento
    • California 95817
    • Telephone: 916-734-5031
    • Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/anesthesiology/
    • Director: Jon Zhou, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Jon Zhou, MD Program Director 

      Matthew Pena, MD Associate Program Director 

      Steven Macres, MD Director, Peri-operative Pain Service 

      Robin Aldwinckle, MD Director, Same Day Surgery Center 

      Kristin Bennett, DO 

      Robert Bishop, MD 

      Johnny Burston, MD 

      Herman Devera, MD 

      Kenneth Furukawa, MD 

      James Jones, MD 

      Timothy Tautz, MD 

    • Participating hospitals:
    • University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento California

      UC Davis Children's Hospital

    Duration of Fellowship: One year

    Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology; Neurology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; any specialty that can be ABA pain board certified

    Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

    Application Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)

    Number of Positions Available: 3

    Salary: per institutional guidelines


     

    All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
    Apply here. 

    Applicant Interview Timeframe: May-June

    Fellowship starts off cycle on August 1.

    Sponsored visas are offered for international applicants.

    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:1 year
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:3
    • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
    • Salary:
    • Contact Person: Rogelio Hernandez Coordinator
    • Email: anesthfellowship@hs.uci.edu
    • Phone: 714-456-5835
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    • 333 City Drive W
    • Orange
    • California 92868
    • Telephone: 714-456-5835
    • Website: http://www.anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_painmed_fellowship.shtml
    • Director: Rakhi Dayal, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Participating hospitals:
    • University of California, Irvine

    The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine is offering four fellowship positions in our expanding Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.  The Fellowship is designed to provide extensive clinical training and opportunities for scholarly activities as well as teaching residents and medical students in a dynamic, fast paced setting. UCI Medical Center is Orange County’s only academic medical system and Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center.  It is the primary teaching institution for UC Irvine School of Medicine and serves a diverse patient population. Fellows will develop expert knowledge and skills through comprehensive clinical experiences in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Additionally, fellows will obtain appointment as Clinical Instructor at UCI and work in the operating rooms as an attending.

    Completion of an ACGME accredited Anesthesiology Residency and California State medical license is required prior to appointment. Candidates must be board-certified or eligible for certification in Anesthesiology.

    Applicants should submit the following materials to the Fellowship Coordinator anesthfellowship@hs.uci.edu to be considered for this position:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Personal Statement
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. BASIC exam results

    A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. For further details, please refer to our website anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_regionalfellowship.shtml

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:5
    • Deadline: Currently accepting applications for four fellowship positions for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning on August 1, 2022
    • Salary: $80,000 + opp. for add. salary support
    • Contact Person: Roger Hernandez Fellowship Coordinator
    • Email: anesthfellowship@uci.edu
    • Phone: (714) 456-5835
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 333 City Blvd. West, Suite 2150
    • Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
    • Orange
    • California 92868
    • Telephone: (714) 456-5835
    • Website: http://anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_regionalfellowship.shtml
    • Director: James Cyriac, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • James Cyriac, MD- Program Director
      • Jane Ahn, MD 
      • Kyle Ahn, MD
      • Coral Sun, MD
      • Kimberly Gimenez, MD
      • Govind Rajan, MD
      • Ramin Rahimian, MD
      • Navid Alem, MD
      • Shalini Shah, MD
      • Rakhi Dayal, MD
      • Aaron Przybysz, MD
      • Ariana Nelson, MD
      • Trevor Whitwell, MD 
      • Eli Luong, MD
      • Staci Becker, MD
      • Sarah Giafaglione, MD
      • Brent Yeung, MD
    • Participating hospitals:

    Duration of Fellowship: One year

    Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

    Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

    Application Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)

    Number of Positions Available: 5

    Salary: $70,543 (2021-2022)


    Description

    Starting in 1993 the UC San Diego Pain Medicine Fellowship has offered specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes, cancer, and acute pain. Our fellows learn to employ a multidimensional treatment approach that includes physical therapies, pharmacologic agents, psychological therapies, alternative medicine therapies, as well as a broad array of interventional techniques. The program’s multidisciplinary training of pain fellows includes core faculty from anesthesia, PM&R, and neurology. Fellows also receive training from guest lecturers and rotation faculty from psychiatry, psychology, palliative medicine, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, and physical therapy. We accept fellowship applicants from any discipline that offers ABMS certification in pain medicine, including: anesthesia, physical medicine & rehabilitation, neurology, psychiatry, and others. Clinical training occurs primarily at UC San Diego Health System’s Center for Pain Medicine outpatient and procedures clinics in La Jolla and at San Diego Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) pain clinic and pain procedure suite, also in La Jolla, California. Additionally, fellows consult on inpatients at UC San Diego’s La Jolla and Hillcrest Hospitals. Fellows have rotations in psychiatry, neuroradiology and palliative care. Each fellow receives four weeks of research time in order to concentrate on a project of their choosing. Fellows are paired with a research mentor who works closely with them throughout the 12-month fellowship. Lectures on anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, diagnosis, and management of pain are held weekly and cover a wide range of topics required by the ACGME. Pain medicine grand rounds are also held weekly and include M&M case conferences, multidisciplinary grand rounds with our pain psychologists, palliative care service joint case conferences, journal clubs, radiology rounds, and research forums.  All fellows take a graduate level neuroscience course on mechanisms of pain taught by UC San Diego pain clinical and research faculty.

    All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
    Apply here. 

    Applicant Interview Timeframe: June-July

    Fellowship starts off cycle on August 1.

    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:1 year
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:5
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 9444 Medical Center Drive #7651
    • La Jolla
    • California 92037
    • Telephone: 858-657-5272
    • Website: https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/anesthesia/education/fellowships/Pages/pain-medicine-fellowship.aspx
    • Director: Timothy Furnish, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Program Director
      Timothy Furnish, MD
      Clinical Professor
      Phone: 858-657-7702
      Email: tfurnish@health.ucsd.edu

      Associate Program Director
      Rajiv Reddy, MD
      Clinical Professor
      Phone: 858-657-7702
      Email: rdreddy@health.ucsd.edu

    • Participating hospitals:
    • VA Medical Center San Diego

    One year ACGME accredited fellowship providing advanced regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine training in multiple clinical settings. California state medical license required before starting fellowship.

     

    This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.

    Please submit application as well as current CV and 3 letters of recommendation.

    Apply here

    • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
    • Duration:12 months
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:1
    • Deadline: 3/15/2020
    • Salary: 88,000 approx. (includes housing stipend)
    • Contact Person: Bernadette Martin Fellowship Coordinator
    • Email: Bernadette.Martin@ucsf.edu
    • Phone: 415-353-1297
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, Suite M917
    • 505 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0624
    • San Francisco
    • California 94143
    • Telephone: 415-353-1297
    • Website: https://anesthesia.ucsf.edu/acgme
    • Director: Pedram Aleshi, M.D.
    • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Chris Abrecht, MD
      • Matthias Behrends, MD
      • Mathias Braehler, MD, PhD
      • Andrew Gray, MD, PhD
      • Christina Inglis-Arkell, MD
      • Sakura Kinjo, MD
      • Kerstin Kolodzie, MD, PhD, MAS
      • Solmaz Manuel, MD
      • George Pasvankas, MD
      • Mark Schumacher, MD, PhD
      • Claas Siegmueller, MD, PhD, MBA
      • Christopher Webb, MD
      • Edward Yap, MD
      • Mae Ling Chu Yap, MBBS
      • Peter Yeh, MD
    • Participating hospitals:

    Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology; Multidisciplinary

    Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

    All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).
    Apply here. 

    Applicant Interview Timeframe: June-July

    Fellowship starts off cycle:

    • One fellow begins July 1
    • Two fellows begin August 1
    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:1 year
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:3
    • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
    • Salary: $77,000.00
    • Contact Person: Caroline Caldwell Student Programs Advisor
    • Email: caroline.caldwell@med.usc.edu
    • Phone: 323-865-1084
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 150 San Pablo Street, Suite 3450
    • Los Angeles
    • California 90033
    • Telephone: 323-442-6202
    • Website: https://keck.usc.edu/education/residency-clinical-fellowships/
    • Director: Talin Evazyan, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Participating hospitals: