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. 

 

 

Duration of Fellowship: One year

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology; Neurology

Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

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

Number of Positions Available: 1

Salary: $68,759

This is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship. The mission of the pain medicine fellowship at Albany Medical Center is to provide comprehensive training in acute, chronic, and interventional pain management. The pain medicine fellow will acquire the medical knowledge and technical skills necessary to independently practice pain medicine in a safe and effective manner through a multidisciplinary education process. These goals are realized through directed study, independent learning, clinical service rotations, and subspecialty experiences guided by a faculty devoted to graduate medical education. It is expected that graduates of this training program will attain certification by the American Board of Pain Medicine. We offer: a diverse clinical exposure at a 766-bed hospital; the most up-to-date monitoring and treatment paradigms for pain patients; congenial environment among faculty, fellows, and residents in all disciplines; strong commitment to teaching; and interest and commitment to research.

Contacts

Department of Neurology (MC70)
Albany Medical Center
47 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Website: https://www.amc.edu/academic/GMENew/Pain_Medicine/index.cfm
Phone: 518-262-6488
Fax: 518-262-5955

Program Director
Charles Argoff, MD
Professor of Neurology
518-262-5226
argoffc@amc.edu 

Associate Program Director
Ravneet Bhullar, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Phone: 518-264-2225
Email: bhullar@amc.edu

Primary Contact (Coordinator)
Michelle Unser
Program Coordinator
Phone: 518-262-6488
Email: unserm@amc.edu


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

To apply for this program, you will be required to submit the following materials:

  • Photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE Steps I and II (and III if available) or COMLEX
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three current letters of recommendation (including at least one from your program director)
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable). Albany Medical Center supports the J1 visa only; it does not support H-1b visas.
  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
  • Salary: $68,759
  • Contact Person: Michelle Unser Program Coordinator
  • Email: unserm@amc.edu
  • Phone: 518-262-6488
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Neurology (MC70) Albany Medical Center
  • 47 New Scotland Avenue
  • Albany
  • New York 12208
  • Telephone: 518-262-6488
  • Website: https://www.amc.edu/academic/GMENew/Pain_Medicine/index.cfm
  • Director: Charles Argoff, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Nyla Azam, MD
    • Andras Laufer, MD
    • Sara Huss, MD
    • Vishad Sukul, MD
    • Kevin Emr, MD
    • Intikhab Mohsin, MD
    • Jason Steindler, DO
    • Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
    • Sarah Narayan, MD
    • Jeffrey Winseman, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
  • Albany Medical Center

The Division of Regional Anesthesiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship which is committed to providing outstanding and compassionate clinical care, education, and scholarship. The fellowship program's mission is to train the next generation of perioperative pain physicians who will be outstanding clinicians and will continue to serve as future innovators, educators and leaders in the field. Our educational mission is to train anesthesiologists to serve as consultants in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine (RAAPM) by being skilled in patient assessment and management.

Our clinical population is diverse and medically complex.  Fellows receive exposure to a variety of techniques for orthopedic, vascular, breast, abdominal, gynecologic, thoracic and cardiac surgery.  Currently our institution performs 3700 peripheral nerve blocks and 200 peripheral nerve catheters annually with anticipated continued growth.

Fellows spend 80% of their time in the clinical arena with the remainder being protected research, education and administrative time.  The majority of clinical time is spent in a dedicated 6-bed monitored holding area performing and teaching regional anesthesia techniques to the anesthesia residents and medical students. Our fellows become skilled educators and are given didactics and feedback to codify their teaching skills.  Fellows are expected to participate in research, quality improvement projects, educational initiatives as well as actively contribute in a monthly regional anesthesia journal club. Fellows teach medical students in the anatomy lab and participate in cadaveric dissections. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate and receive certification in basic and advanced FATE (Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography) courses sponsored by the Columbia Department of Anesthesiology. We also offer multidisciplinary workshops for personal and professional development for our fellows.

Fellows have no attending responsibilities. There are voluntary moonlighting opportunities if desired.

For additional information please visit our website at:
https://www.anesthesiology.cuimc.columbia.edu/regional-fellowship

This program will be using the SF Match for the academic year 2024-2025. https://new.sfmatch.org/  

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2024
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: Accepted until position filled
  • Salary: $96,365
  • Contact Person: Gina Lee Administrative Director, Fellowship Programs
  • Email: GSL40@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Phone: 212-305-3226
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 622 West 168th Street - PH 5-133
  • New York
  • New York 10032
  • Telephone:
  • Website: https://www.anesthesiology.cuimc.columbia.edu/
  • Director: Danielle Ludwin, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Anis Dizdarevic, MD (Division Director)
      • Jennifer Danielsson, MD
      • Robert Maniker, MD (Director Acute Pain Service)
      • Luis Chabla-Penafiel, MD
      • Alexander Nguyen, MD
      • Varun Channagiri, MD
      • Elsa Wuhrman, DNP
  • Participating hospitals:
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    • Columbia University Medical Center

Clinical Experience:

Over 48,000 anesthetic procedures are performed annually in our operating rooms with more than 85% employing regional anesthesia techniques including: upper and lower extremity plexus and nerve blocks, central neuraxial blocks, perineural catheter techniques, nerve stimulator localization techniques, and ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Over 11,000 patients are seen annually by our Acute Pain Service Team with postoperative pain management interventions that include intravenous, neuraxial and peripheral techniques, perineural catheter and alternative therapies.

This Fellowship includes a 4 week rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where Fellows perform thoracic epidurals, transverse abdominus plane blocks, paravertebral blocks, pectoralis nerve blocks, catheters, and other techniques, in both an in-patient hospital, and an ambulatory care center.

This Fellowship also includes ongoing experience in an off-site Ambulatory Surgery Center (“Block Room” model).

Education Initiatives:

The Department offers a comprehensive, CME-accredited academic program featuring Grand Rounds lectures from international experts in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, as well as Department Faculty, literature reviews, research forums, interdisciplinary conferences, a comprehensive Oral Board Examination Preparation Program, a Core Curriculum Lecture Series, and Morbidity and Mortality Conferences. Fellows participate in a monthly formalized Faculty-led Cadaver Lab Curriculum and a 6 part Crisis Resource Management Lecture and Simulation course at the Cornell Skills Acquisition and Innovation Lab.

A basic certification course in Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography is presented specifically for our Fellows each year.

Elective Opportunities:

Fellows may choose 1 optional Department-supported elective from a variety of options including an international volunteer mission, advanced training/certification in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS), an academic observership at a national or international institution, additional weeks for research/academic activity, an additional rotation on the Acute Pain Service, and 1-2 weeks’ experience with the Critical Care Team, among other options.  Fellows may also submit requests to the Department Director for a self-designed clinical elective.

We offer a Global Health Fellowship (1-2 Fellows are chosen each year) and other focused academic tracks including Bio-Ethics, History, Informatics, Integrative Medicine, Patient and Professional Education, and Quality.

Fellows have 1 weekly Academic Day (no clinical assignments) to work on their academic activities.

View Additional Information:  https://www.hss.edu/anesthesiology-pro-regional-anesthesia-fellowship.asp

  + $3000.00 Academic Fund - for conferences, Board preparation and additional educational endeavors. 

  + Opportunity to supplement income by providing clinical support for elective Saturday surgeries

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:9
  • Deadline: 12PM EST on February 3, 2020, for 2021-2022 academic year
  • Salary: $90,257.78 annually (+$3,000 acad fund)
  • Contact Person: Mary J. Hargett Director - Education and Clinical Initiatives
  • Email: hargettm@hss.edu
  • Phone: (212) 606-1793
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Hospital for Special Surgery - Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care & Pain Management
  • 535 East 70th Street
  • New York
  • New York 10021
  • Telephone: (212) 606-1793; (212) 517-4481
  • Website: https://www.hss.edu/anesthesiology-pro.asp
  • Director: Gregory A. Liguori, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Nigel E. Sharrock M.B. ChB.
    • Stavros G. Memtsoudis M.D. Ph.D.
    • Christopher L. Wu M.D.
    • William F. Urmey M.D.
    • Spencer S. Liu M.D.
    • Jacques T. Ya Deau M.D. Ph.D.
    • Carrie R. Guheen M.D.
    • Stephen C. Haskins M.D.
    • Ellen M. Soffin M.D. Ph.D.
    • Swetha R. Pakala M.D.
    • David H. Kim M.D.
    • Jiabin Liu M.D. Ph.D
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Hospital for Special Surgery- Main Campus and Manhattan Ambulatory Surgery Center 
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (4 week rotation)

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: 8

Salary: $82,915.00


Description

The pain medicine fellowship within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an ACGME-approved one-year multidisciplinary training program. We accept eight fellows per year, offering exceptional training in a supportive, interpersonal environment. We divide our training program into four core rotations: acute inpatient, chronic inpatient, office, and fluoroscopy. In addition, two weeklong subspecialty rotations in neurology (headache), psychiatry (addiction medicine), physical medicine and rehabilitation, palliative care, and anesthesiology (for non-anesthesia fellows) are a part of the overall curriculum. We round out the educational experience with weekly pain division grand rounds, case conferences, and journal clubs.

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

Applicant Interview Timeframe: July-August

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:8
  • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
  • Salary: $82,915.00
  • Contact Person: Alina Kharisova Program Coordinator
  • Email: alina.kharisova@mountsinai.org
  • Phone: 212-241-4441
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 1 Gustave L. Levy Place
  • Box 1010
  • New York
  • New York 10029
  • Telephone: 212-241-4441
  • Website: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-fellowships-eras/applying-fellowships-eras
  • Director: Yury Khelemsky, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Participating hospitals:
  • Mount Sinai

Montefiore Medical Center is proud to be one of the original 9 ACGME-accredited Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowships in the United States. 

The goal of this fellowship is to provide outstanding, cutting-edge, clinical training skills to create confident practitioners who can run a Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain service independently and to create leaders in the field of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine. The fellowship will provide advanced training in all aspects of pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine emphasizing clinical skills, teaching, and research. Currently all modern regional techniques, peripheral single-shot nerve blocks and continuous catheter placements and neuraxial techniques, are done. Blocks of the upper & lower extremities and truncal blocks (Pecs, Erector Spinae, QL, Lumbar Plexus, TAP, PVB etc.) are routinely performed under ultrasound guidance (with optional use of nerve stimulation) at all campuses. Apart from learning a wide range of regional anesthetic techniques, fellows will develop further expertise in patient recovery, patient outcomes, peri-operative efficiency, and reduction of hospital costs during their fellowship training.

Fellows will have experience in our:

  • Fast paced, outpatient Ambulatory Center working with various disciplines including general surgery, vascular surgery, gynecologic cases, plastic surgery, and pediatric patients in the block room
  • Orthopedic Joint Replacement Center
  • Robust Acute Pain Service
  • Montefiore Multidisciplinary Pain Center
  • Our dedicated Children's Hospital of Montefiore

Clinical Care:
We perform >6000 nerve blocks a year in a range of clinical environments, including a quick paced ambulatory outpatient setting and various in-patient hospital environments. Each fellow historically has accrued approximately 1,000 nerve blocks upon graduation. Due to growing volume, we have 3 ACGME fellowship positions and 2 non ACGME mixed attending-fellow fellowship positions with a weekday attending role as part of this fellowship

Leadership:
Fellow duties include patient selection and education as well as coordination of the regional anesthesia team's daily activities with the operating room anesthesiologists, surgeons, nursing staff, anesthesia technicians, pharmacists, and the acute pain service.

Academics, Teaching and Research:
Fellows are very involved in resident and medical student teaching and encouraged to participate in academic research. 

Education includes Departmental Grand Rounds, a dedicated Fellow's College of important topics, and a core teaching curriculum that covers mandated ACGME topics, PBLDs, and Oral Board preparation. Also, there are multiple hands-on workshops and cadaver labs during the year. 

All fellows participate in at least one research project and quality improvement initiatives, including manuscript preparation and data presentation at conferences.

It is expected for all fellows to participate at least 1 academic meeting during the year. Collaboration with colleagues internally and externally is encouraged.

Job Opportunity:
At the completion of the training, fellows will be able to perform a comprehensive array of regional techniques, set up an ambulatory or hospital-based regional service and become prepared for the practice setting of their choice: academic or private. Moonlighting opportunities exist for all fellows. 

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: until position filled; Case by case basis for any extensions.
  • Salary: $80,000 plus benefits*
  • Contact Person: Debbie Lopez Program Administrator, Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs
  • Email: DEBLOPEZ@montefiore.org
  • Phone: (718) 920-4383
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, 111 East 210th Street
  • Bronx
  • New York 10467
  • Telephone: (718) 920-4383
  • Website: www.montefiore.org/anesthesiology-fellowships
  • Director: Karina Gritsenko, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Melinda Aquino, MD
    • Vikram Bhasin, MD
    • Kathryn Breidenbach, MD
    • Camille Fontaine, MD
    • Kay Lee, MD
    • Roman Margulis, MD
    • Elilary Montilla Medrano, MD
    • Naum Shaparin, MD, MBA
    • Sofia Steinberg, DO 
    • Amaresh Vydyanathan, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Children's Hospital of Montefiore
    • Henry and Lucy Moses Hospital
    • Jack D. Weiler Hospital
    • Wakefield Hospital
    • Hutchinson Metro Ambulatory Center

Duration of Fellowship: One year

Core Related Specialty: 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: 6

Salary: $70,000


Description

The Montefiore Medical Center Department of PMR Pain Medicine Fellowship is the largest ACGME-accredited PMR pain program in the country. We are the main medical provider in a community of over 3 million. Our mission is to decrease pain and improve function in our community using responsible pharmacological mindedness, sound clinical judgement, and good science with an integration of the newest interventional techniques. Incepted in the 2011-2012 academic year, we have graduated 36 fellows to date. The pain fellowship program is a 1-year (12 month) program that trains fellows in various core competencies as mandated by ACGME. Eligible candidates include residents who come from the fields of PM&R, anesthesiology, neurology, ER, or psychiatry who are board eligible or certified. The educational goal of the program is to prepare the fellows for independent practice of interventional pain management and pain medicine specific core competencies. The fellowship is dedicated to providing our fellows with excellent clinical and didactic education requisite for the practice of pain management. The program also prepares the fellows for future global medical fiscal changes by educating them in the business and administrative aspects of pain medicine. A special focus is given to the personal development of the pain fellow, recognizing that excellent pain medicine specialists require both knowledge and skill in order to deliver the best possible patient care in a caring, respectful manner. We are committed to providing pain fellows the opportunity to excel in academic and clinical pain practice.

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

Applicant Interview Timeframe: Late July-Late August

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:6
  • Deadline: All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®). Apply here. Applicant Interview Timeframe: Late July-Late August
  • Salary: $70,000
  • Contact Person: Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD Program Director
  • Email: https://www.montefiore.org/meet-the-team-4095
  • Phone: 718-920-7246
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 1250 Waters Place, Tower #2 8th Floor
  • Bronx
  • New York 10461
  • Telephone: 718-920-7246
  • Website: https://www.montefiore.org/meet-the-team-4095
  • Director: Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Participating hospitals:

The Department of Anesthesiology offers a 1-year fellowship in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine. This is a clinically focused fellowship in a 1,200-bed academic medical center that performs over 2000 regional anesthetics (single shot and continuous) annually using both ultrasound-guided and traditional techniques. Fellows typically spend 70 percent of their time delivering regional anesthesia and supervising residents and 30 percent conducting clinical research. Applicants must be eligible to hold a New York State License or Limited Permit and are requested to forward their CV, personal statement and two letters of recommendation to Alina Karisova by October 1st for the following academic year.

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:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: PGY-5 $86,646
  • Contact Person: Alina Kharisova Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Alina.kharisova@mountsinai.org
  • Phone: 212-241-4441
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1010
  • New York
  • New York 10029-6574
  • Telephone: 212-241-4441
  • Website: http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/anesthesiology/programs-and-services/regional-anesthesiology-fellowship
  • Director: Christina L. Jeng, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Michael Anderson
    Garrett Burnett
    James Eisenkraft
    Chang Park
    Nihir Patel
    Jeffrey Ciccone
    Yury Khelemsky

     

  • Participating hospitals:
  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Duration of Fellowship: One year

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

Application Deadline: May 1

Number of Positions Available: 4

Salary: $83,706.58


Description

As a pain management fellow within the department of anesthesiology, you learn interventional, multimodal, and multidisciplinary approaches to managing a wide variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. The fellowship is offered at a busy pain management practice on the West Side of Manhattan. We treat a wide variety of relatively common painful pathologies like radiculopathies and arthropathies to rare conditions such as craniofacial neuralgias and complex regional pain syndromes. You receive extensive training in the following outpatient procedures: epidural steroid injections (interlaminar, transforaminal, caudal), epidural adhesiolysis, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablations, joint injections (sacroiliac, hip, knee, shoulder, and hand), trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks, craniofacial nerve blocks (trigeminal, occipital, and sphenopalatine), stellate ganglion blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, superior hypogastric plexus blocks, ganglion impar blocks, and trials/implantations of spinal cord stimulators, dorsal root ganglion stimulators, and intrathecal pumps. Clinical training occurs at the wellness and pain management outpatient office on 57th Street and at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside.

All applications to this program are to be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) following the guidelines of the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) for final selection of four trainee positions. You can learn more about the matching process on the NRMP® website.
Apply here. 

Applicant Interview Timeframe: June-July

Fellowship starts off cycle on August 1.

Sponsored visas are offered for international applicants.

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:4
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 1000 Tenth Avenue
  • New York
  • New York 10019
  • Telephone: 212-523-8442
  • Website: https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/residencies-fellowships/list/msw-msm-pain-fellowship
  • Director: Jung H. Kim, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Program Director
    Jung H. Kim, MD
    Division Chief, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
    Email: jung.kim@mountsinai.org

    Associate Program Director
    Paul Shekane, MD
    Associate Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
    Email: paul.shekane@mountsinai.org

    Participating Affiliated Faculty:

    • Steven Halle, MD
    • Aleksey Maryansky, MD
    • Alopi Patel, MD
    • Christopher Sikorski, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
    • Mount Sinai West Hospital

We are proud to be one of the 9 pioneering regional anesthesia fellowship programs in the United States to receive the very first inaugural ACGME accreditation in 2017.  This represents an ongoing testament to our commitment to academic excellence and leadership development for our fellow. 

Our comprehensive one-year fellowship is structured to graduate innovative academic and clinical leaders in regional anesthesiology with a global perspective on managing perioperative pain.  Our fellow receives vast clinical exposure to neuraxial and peripheral nerve blockade including blocks of the head and neck, upper and lower extremities, and chest and trunk, with nerve-stimulator, ultrasound-guided, and continuous catheter techniques.  Our fellow supervises and performs over 4,000 peripheral nerve blocks annually, with 800 of these blocks involving nerve catheters.  Our 7 expert practicing regional anesthesia faculty along with 6 pain management attendings contribute to a robust clinical service as well as our clinical research and mentoring programs.  Our fellow has two protected non-clinical days a week conducting clinical trials and advancing their supervision and teaching skills.  The fellow has tremendous opportunities to shape biweekly didactic programs and workshops for residents, to lead in the development and establishment of our subspecialty, and to expand our practice into other surgical settings such as pediatric, trauma, perioperative ultrasound use, and international missions.  The regional fellow also represents the department as an integral force participating in numerous departmental and hospital committees to formulate clinical standards and pathways to optimize patient outcomes. 

In addition, academic involvement in major international conferences such as the ASA, PGA, and ASRA, with presentation of abstracts and workshops are strongly encouraged and supported.  Fellow has no attending or call responsibilities.  Our two hospital sites deliver services for the culturally diverse communities of the Upper West Side and West Midtown of Manhattan.  Fellow resides in subsidized housing in the heart of New York in proximity to Times Square, Central Park, Broadway theater district, and a myriad of museums and restaurants.

We are seeking enthusiastic, vibrant, intelligent, collegial, and compassionate individuals with leadership potentials and unique visions for the future of our subspecialty. 

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:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: PGY-5 $86,646 + benefits, subsidized housing
  • Contact Person: Olivia Kenwell Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Olivia.Kenwell@mountsinai.org
  • Phone: 212-523-8442
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai West & Morningside Hospitals
  • 1000 Tenth Avenue
  • New York
  • New York 10019
  • Telephone: 212-523-3975/212-523-8442
  • Website: http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/anesthesiology/programs-and-services/anesthesiology-residency-at-mount-sinai-st-luke-and-mount-sinai-roosevelt/regional-anesthesiology-fellowship
  • Director: Yan Lai, MD, MPH, FASA
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Meg Rosenblatt, MD, FASA (Regional)
    • Yan Lai, MD, MPH, FASA (Regional)
    • Junping Chen, MD, PhD (Regional)
    • Ali Shariat, MD (Regional)
    • Malika Latmore, MD (Regional)
    • Jason Lee, MD (Regional)
    • Phil Kim, MD (Acute Pain)
    • Paul Shekane, MD (Acute Pain)
    • Steven Halle, MD (Acute Pain)
    • Christopher Sikorski, MD (Acute Pain)
    • Alopi Patel, MD (Acute Pain)
    • Alexey Maryansky, MD (Acute Pain)
    • Poonam Pai, MD (Regional)
  • Participating hospitals:
        • Mount Sinai West Hospital
        • Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital

The NYU Langone Health (NYULH) Regional Anesthesia fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year program intended to train physicians to safely and efficiently employ regional anesthesia techniques in their practice. Our goal is to produce excellent clinicians with superior technical skills, an understanding of the current state of knowledge, and the ability to become future teachers, investigators, and leaders in the field.

Clinical training will primarily occur at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a leading center for the treatment of orthopedic disease. There, the fellow, under the guidance of our diverse and dynamic staff, will gain proficiency in providing surgical anesthesia and postoperative analgesia for orthopedic procedures. Fellows will also rotate at our ambulatory orthopedic surgical center, as well as at the NYULH flagship hospital, Tisch Hospital, allowing fellows the opportunity to apply regional anesthesiology to the gamut of surgical specialties, e.g., truncal blocks. NYU Hospital - Brooklyn is a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Didactics include a monthly lecture series on important topics in regional anesthesia, as well as a CME accredited Grand Rounds/Case Conference. Monthly journal clubs are held, and the fellow will have the opportunity to present and supervise the presentations of junior residents.

Involvement in research is strongly encouraged and fellows will have time to either begin an original project under the supervision of a staff anesthesiologist or to participate in an ongoing project. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in academic endeavors, such as book chapters or poster presentations, and may attend one conference of their choice.

Completion of an Accredited Anesthesiology Residency is required.
Must be eligible to hold a New York State Medical License or Limited Permit.  

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:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $82,000 (PGY 5)
  • Contact Person: Pamela Shaw Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: pamela.shaw@nyulangone.org
  • Phone: 646-501-0140
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital Department of Anesthesiology Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program
  • 301 East 17th Street, C-222
  • New York
  • New York 10003
  • Telephone: (212) 598.6085
  • Website: https://med.nyu.edu/anes/residency-fellowship/regional-fellowship-description
  • Director: Arthur Hertling, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Kirsten Boenigk, MD, PhD
    Jennifer Charles, MD
    Jayapratap Chenna, MD
    Allen Coopersmith, MD
    Prianka Desai, MD
    Dina Diskina, MD
    Michael Feiler, MD
    Kenneth Jacobson, MD
    Natalia Iofin, MD
    Ghislaine Isidore, MD
    Richard Marks, MD
    Jesse Ng, MD
    Kourosh Noorbaksh, MD
    Jovan Popovic, MD
    Vladimir Steinberg, MD
    Shruthima Thangada, MD
    Ansara Vaz, MD
    Vijay Verma, MD
    Neil Zilberg, MD
    Iris Zweifler, MD   

  • Participating hospitals:
    • NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital 
    • NYU Langone Hospitals
    • NYU 38th Street Outpatient Surgical Center 
    • NYU Hospital -- Brooklyn

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: 6

Salary: $68,961


Description

The SUNY Upstate Pain Management Fellowship is twelve months of clinical training experience in acute and chronic pain management. From the start, daily direct supervision is provided by the attending anesthesiologists. Supervision progresses from direct to indirect as deemed appropriate, as the clinical and managerial skills of the fellows develop.

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

Applicant Interview Timeframe: Applications are accepted December-April.

Sponsored JI visas are offered for international applicants.

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:6
  • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
  • Salary: $68,961
  • Contact Person: Corey Austin Program Administrator
  • Email: austinc@upstate.edu
  • Phone: 315-464-4895
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 750 E. Adams St.
  • Syracuse
  • New York 13210
  • Telephone: 315-464-4895
  • Website: https://www.upstate.edu/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/index.php
  • Director: P. Sebastian Thomas, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Program Director
    P. Sebastian Thomas, MD
    Phone: 315-464-4895
    Email: thomasp@upstate.edu

    Associate Program Director
    Vandana Sharma, MD
    Phone: 315-464-4895
    Email: sharmav@upstate.edu

  • Participating hospitals:

Duration of Fellowship: One year

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

Fellowship in The Match®? No

Application Deadline: March 15

Number of Positions Available: 2

Salary: Approximately $59,000


Description

Our pain management fellowship is an American Board of Anesthesiology-approved training program. Our curriculum offers a wide exposure to acute, cancer, and chronic pain.

Please email the training program administrator (TPA). The TPA will send the applicant a universal application and the information needed to apply. You can find their contact information here: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/pain-management.html

Applicant Interview Timeframe: March

Sponsored visas are offered for international applicants.

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Salary: Approximately $59,000
  • Contact Person: Sarah Bauer, MBA Fellowship Training Program Administrator
  • Email: sarahbau@buffalo.edu
  • Phone: 716-829-6106
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 77 Goodell Street, Suite 550
  • Buffalo
  • New York 14203
  • Telephone: 716-829-6106
  • Website: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/pain-management.html
  • Director: Oscar DeLeon-Casasola, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Program Director
    Oscar DeLeon-Casasola, MD
    Director, Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship
    Phone: 716-845-3240
    Email: Oscar.DeLeon@RoswellPark.org

    Associate Program Director
    James Hitt, MD, PhD
    Associate Program Director
    Phone: 716-225-4343
    Email: jim.hitt@yahoo.com

    Participating Affiliated Faculty:

    • Oscar DeLeon, MD: Director, Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship
    • Elizabeth Ditonto, MD: Clinical Assistant Professor
    • Ivan Cohen, MD: Assistant Professor
    • Benjamin Matson, MD: Assistant Professor
    • Melissa Rayhill, MD: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Adult Neurology Residency Program Director, Fellow of the American Headache Society, and Headache Specialist
    • James Hitt, MD, PhD: Associate Program Director
    • Michael Kagan, MD: Staff Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist
    • Denise Mercurio-Riley, MD: Counseling Psychology, PhD 2012, Rehabilitation Counseling, MS 2008

  • Participating hospitals:
    • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Erie County Medical Center
    • VA Western New York Health Care System

Clinical Training:
The University of Rochester Regional and Acute Pain fellowship provides training experience in both the inpatient and ambulatory surgery center settings.  Strong Memorial is a large University Hospital and Level I Trauma Center, which provides the opportunity to perform a wide range of advanced peripheral nerve blocks and catheters as well as thoracic epidurals for complex surgical and trauma patients.   Strong Memorial Hospital also has a growing inpatient Acute Pain Service, which manages perioperative nerve blocks and acute pain consults. We have multiple collaborations with the departments of orthopedics, OB-GYN, and cardiothoracic surgery in order to deliver effective opioid sparing postoperative pain management.  In addition, fellows spend time at Sawgrass Surgical Center, which is a busy, efficient ambulatory surgical center. At Sawgrass we perform a high volume of peripheral nerve blocks for orthopedic surgery patients, as well as podiatry and breast reconstruction patients.

 Educational Activities:
The fellow will participate in a variety of educational didactics including a regional and acute pain lecture series, oral board preparation, departmental Grand Rounds, and a regional and acute pain journal club. There are also opportunities to teach workshops at departmental educational seminars or at a multi-institutional local/regional conference, present posters at national meetings, attend a full day POCUS seminar, etc.

Academic Educational and Research Projects:
Fellows will be expected to participate in academic projects relating to education and/or research. There are opportunities to participate in ongoing research projects such as outcomes in regional anesthesia, acute pain management for patients with a history of addiction, and several quality improvement initiatives.  Fellows have designated elective time that may be used to pursue clinical or academic interests.

Financial Opportunities and Fellowship Goals:
The fellow has no call or attending responsibilities unless they choose to pursue the 20% attending track with the appropriate increase in compensation. Attending moonlighting shifts are also available if desired. The goal of the fellowship is for trainees to become experts in performing safe, efficient nerve blocks and to be competent in advanced block techniques and acute pain management. Upon fellowship completion, the fellow will be fully prepared for future work in either private practice or academics.  

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:1
  • Deadline: Rolling Application. Last day May 1st
  • Salary: $67,827 (PGY5) plus benefits
  • Contact Person: Cathy Ercolamento Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Catherine_Ercolamento@URMC.Rochester.edu
  • Phone: (585) 275-2143
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Strong Memorial Hospital- Department of Anesthesiology
  • 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 604
  • Rochester
  • New York 14642
  • Telephone: (585) 275-2143
  • Website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/anesthesiology/clinical-divisions/pain-management/acute-pain.aspx
  • Director: Danielle Lindenmuth MD, MBA
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Krystof Neumann, MD
    Stephen Breneman, MD, PhD
    Sonia Pyne, MD
    Camberly Spring, MD
    Melissa Kreso, MD
    Marj Gloff, MD
    Sarah Kralovic, MD, MS
    Joseph Poli, MD
    Mark Williams, MD
    Rajbala Thakur, MBBS
    Adam Carinci, MD

  • Participating hospitals:
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Sawgrass Surgery Center
    Highland Hospital

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

Fellowship in The Match®? Yes

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

 

 


Description

Pain Medicine ANESTHESIOLOGY Fellowship – academic fellowship program at our exclusive Pain Medicine Clinic, University of Rochester Medical Ctr., Rochester, New York 14642


  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
  • Salary: $70,568.00
  • Contact Person: Catherine Ercolamento Coordinator
  • Email: catherine_ercolamento@urmc.rochester.edu
  • Phone: 585-275-2143
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 601 Elmwood Ave
  • Box 604
  • Rochester
  • New York 14642
  • Telephone: 585-275-2143
  • Website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/prospective-fellows.aspx
  • Director: Joseph Poli, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Participating hospitals:

The ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine incorporates 12 months of extensive clinical expertise in both peripheral and neuraxial blocks, as well as the management of acute pain conditions.  Trainees will become adept at a wide range of single shot and continuous techniques. Fellows develop independence over a period of months before assuming a broader role supervising junior residents. Rotations include the inpatient regional service, ambulatory orthopedic regional service, regional service at NYPH Columbia, inpatient acute pain service, inpatient chronic pain service, orthopedic trauma operating room, and an optional elective at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Rotations and clinical exposure are in compliance with ACGME recommendations for training in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine. 

Our Regional Anesthesia Service performs over 3000 regional procedures per year, both inside and outside of the operating rooms. All of our regional faculty members have extensive clinical experience or have completed fellowship training in Regional Anesthesia or Pain Management. During their training our fellows can expect to gain expertise in the following procedures:

  • Upper extremity blocks and catheters: Interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, costoclavicular, axillary
  • Lower extremity blocks and catheters: Femoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, sciatic, popliteal, saphenous, iPACK
  • Truncal blocks: Lumbar plexus, paravertebral, TAP, rectus sheath, quadratus lumborum, PECs, serratus anterior, erector spinae, TTMP, pecto-intercostal fascial plane
  • Ultrasound and nerve stimulator techniques
  • Neuraxial blocks, including thoracic epidurals
  • Acute pain management procedures
  • Management of acute pain in the chronic pain patient

Didactics 

In addition to a formal lecture series and web-based curriculum, fellows participate in simulation training, PoCUS training, Applied Exam review course (including OSCEs), multidisciplinary conferences, formal quality and patient safety training,  and our monthly journal club and difficult case conference. 

Scholarship

Fellows are required to participate in scholarly activities, which may include clinical research projects, presentations at national meetings, Grand Rounds presentations, or teaching initiatives with the residents and medical students.

Medical Student Teaching
Fellows are invited to participate in medical student teaching and outreach.  Our division holds quarterly ultrasound anatomy workshops for interested medical students.  Our goal is to introduce Anesthesiology early in the preclinical years in a way that provides the students with useful information and clinical correlates to their studies.  

 

To provide more consistency and predictability to the RAAPM fellowship application process, nearly 60 RAAAPM fellowship programs have decided to participate in a common application and match process provided by SF Match for recruitment. The New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship program is proud to be one of the programs participating in this new match process for the upcoming interview season for the 2024-2025 Academic year. Please see the below link for the SF Match Portal. You can also find more information on our website.

Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine SF Match Portal

 

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2024
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Salary: $96,365 + professional allowance
  • Contact Person: Jonathan Lee Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: regional@med.cornell.edu
  • Phone: (212) 746-2658
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Department of Anesthesiology New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • 525 E. 68th Street, Box 124
  • New York
  • New York 10065
  • Telephone: (212) 746-2658
  • Website: https://anesthesiology.weill.cornell.edu/education/fellowships/regional-anesthesiology-fellowship
  • Director: Tiffany Tedore, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Tiffany Tedore, M.D., Program Director
    • Michael Akerman, M.D.
    • Shelby Badani, M.D.
    • Eric Brumberger, M.D.
    • John Brumm, M.D.
    • Mark Harris, M.D., M.P.H.
    • Deirdre Kelleher, M.D.
    • Shona Lee, M.D.
    • Matthew Murrell, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Mohammad Piracha, M.D.
    • Zachary Turnbull, M.D.
    • Melinda Randall, M.D.
    • John Rubin, M.D.
    • Marissa Weber, M.D.
    • Robert Wong, M.D.
    • Roniel Weinberg, M.D.
  • Participating hospitals:
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Medicine
    • David H. Koch Ambulatory Surgery Center – NYPH Weill Cornell Medicine
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College is the major tertiary referral center and level one trauma hospital for the beautiful Hudson Valley, located half an hour north of New York City. Westchester Medical Center (WMC) offers a busy nerve block schedule with a daily dedicated regional anesthesiologist. We designed our Regional Anesthesia Fellowship to provide fellows with advanced clinical, technical, and research training in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Under the leadership of the regional anesthesia and acute pain management division, the Department of Anesthesiology at WMC has developed into a thriving dynamic institution that performs regional anesthesia on a diverse population, including orthopedic, general surgery, gynecologic, organ transplant, thoracic, vascular, trauma, and pediatric cases. Our various blocks include neuraxial, truncal, and peripheral extremity nerve blocks. In addition to the hands-on training of regional anesthesia, fellows will be expected to manage perioperative pain on inpatients as an emerging acute pain specialist. Fellows will have protected research time and opportunities and are expected to initiate and complete at least one major academic project during their fellowship as well as present at a national conference.

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

Apply here

This program will use the SF Match starting from 2024-2025 class.

Required Documents:
Applicants must meet the following qualifications prior to starting:
Eligible to hold Unrestricted New York State Medical License or Medical permit

We need your:
ID photo
Three Letters of Recommendation
Dean’s Letter (MSPE), Copy of ECFMG (if applicable)
Copy of Medical School Transcript
Copy of Medical Diploma
USMLE Scores Transcript
ITE/AKT Score Report (if applicable)
Copy of Internship Certificate (if applicable)
The Common Application Form
We support J-1 visa.

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 Months, start from July 1st
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $76,407 + vacation, CME, holidays & full benefits
  • Contact Person: Dorian Dubois Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Dorian.Dubois@wmchealth.org
  • Phone: (O) 914-493-6316 (F) 914-493-7927
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program/Department of Anesthesiology
  • 100 Woods Road, Macy Rm 2391
  • Valhalla
  • New York 10595
  • Telephone: 914-493-7692
  • Website: https://www.westchestermedicalcenter.org/regional-anesthesiology-acute-pain-medicine-fellow
  • Director: Jeff Xu, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Jeff L. Xu, MD, FASA, Associate Professor
    • Corrie Amos, MD, Assistant Professor
    • Maureen F. Cooney, D.N.P.
    • Tara Doherty, DO, Associate Professor
    • Jian Hou, MD, Assistant Professor
    • Michael Jacoby, MD, Assistant Professor
    • Cameron Marshall, MD, Assistant Professor
    • Iyabo Muse, MD, Associate Professor
    • Muhammad Shabsigh, MD
    • Ammar Siddiqui, MD, Assistant Professor
    • Michael Rahimi, MD, Assistant Professor
    • Vicky Shapiro, DO, Assistant Professor
    • Nitin Sekhri, MD, Associate Professor
    • Saman Yaghoubian, DO, Assistant Professor
  • Participating hospitals:
    • Westchester Medical Center
    • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital