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.



University of Rochester

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.

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  • 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