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 non-ACGME approved Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship program at the University of Colorado Denver is a teaching, clinical, and research-oriented program for candidates who want to be experts in the field of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Management. The University of Colorado Hospital is a large tertiary center with a wide array of patient populations. Our fellows will become experts in the placement of peripheral nerve blocks, nerve block catheters, and thoracic and lumbar epidurals. In addition, they will gain experience managing both surgical and non-surgical pain syndromes in complex patients using regional techniques, multimodal analgesia, ketamine infusions and non-pharmacologic modalities. They will be heavily involved in clinical and didactic teaching of the residents and medical students rotating on service, including Journal Club, APS Anatomy Lab, and formal lectures. We also expect fellows to participate in ongoing research activities, development of ERAS pain protocols and quality improvement projects during their protected educational time.

Fellows are also part-time instructor-level faculty (40%) and are eligible for moonlighting opportunities. Our fellowship is congruent with the proposed ACGME guidelines, although we do not anticipate this being an ACGME-approved fellowship for the referenced academic year. All applicants must be eligible for an unlimited medical license through the Colorado Medical Board and be able to practice as a board-eligible/board-certified anesthesiologist. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be legally able to work in the U.S. or eligible to obtain authorization to work. J1 visas do not meet this requirement for non-GME training programs.

This program uses the common application. Submit the completed application directly to the individual Fellowship Program.
  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2022
  • Positions:4
  • Deadline: March 1 of the application year (e.g. March 1, 2021 for 2022-2023 Fellowship Year)
  • Salary: $112,600 plus benefits and moonlighting
  • Contact Person: Sarah Lesko Assistant to Fellowship Director
  • Email: sarah.m.lesko@cuanschutz.edu
  • Phone: (303) 724-1765
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • University of Colorado Denver Department of Anesthesiology
  • 12401 E. 17th Ave., Leprino Bldg. B113
  • Aurora
  • Colorado 80045
  • Telephone: (303) 724-1765 / Fax: (720) 848-7375
  • Website: medschool.cuanschutz.edu/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/regional-pain-anesthesiology
  • Director: Olivia Romano, MD, Program Director; Kyle Marshall, MD, Associate Program Director
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Participating hospitals:

Duration of Fellowship: One year

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

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

Number of Positions Available: 3

Salary: Set by GME every year. Information on current stipends can be found here: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/graduate-medical-education/CUGME-benefits/stipends


The University of Colorado Pain Medicine Fellowship accepts 3 fellows each year: 1 anesthesia track, 1 PM&R track, and 1 pediatric pain track. This fellowship is a multidisciplinary fellowship that is housed under the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation with faculty from other specialties including anesthesiology, palliative care, psychology/psychiatry, addiction medicine, neurology, and radiology.

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

Applicant Interview Timeframe: Traditionally May-June

Fellowship starts off cycle on August 1.

Sponsored visas are considered for international applicants on a case-by-case basis.

  • 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: Mallory Pridy Education Program Manager
  • Email: Mallory.pridy@cuanschutz.edu
  • Phone: 303-724-7408
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 12631 E. 17th Ave, MS F493
  • Aurora
  • Colorado 80045
  • Telephone: 303-724-7408
  • Website: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/education/pain-medicine-fellowship
  • Director: Jason Friedrich, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Program Director
    Jason Friedrich, MD
    Assistant Professor, Fellowship Program Director
    Phone: 303-724-7408
    Email: jason.friedrich@cuanschutz.edu

    Associate Program Director
    Rachael Rzasa Lynn, MD
    Associate Professor, Associate Pain Fellowship Program Director
    Phone: 303-724-7408
    Email: rachael.rzasaLynn@cuanschutz.edu


    We have faculty from various specialties: PM&R, anesthesiology, neurology, radiology, psychology, palliative care, addiction medicine.
  • Participating hospitals:
    • University of Colorado Hospital
    • Children’s Hospital Colorado