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. 

 

 

Program Information

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: 2

Salary: $67,738 (2021-2022)


Description

This program provides the most advanced and up-to-date training in comprehensive and interventional pain medicine. Fellows receive multi-disciplinary training with rotations through anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine & rehabilitation and psychiatry. The program accepts two fellows each year from an American Board of Medical Specialties accredited residency program. The fellowship program has core faculty including 6 board certified pain physicians whose practice primarily involves comprehensive and interventional treatments to patients suffering from a variety of painful conditions at various locations around the city as members of the Pain and Healing Center, as well as the Spine Center.  Over 15,000 patient encounters and over 5000 procedures are performed by the Pain and Healing Center annually. The fellows experience training in various interventional treatments, including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, radiofrequency ablation, and a multitude of other interventions. There is dedicated training in surgical skills, neuroradiology, neuromodulation, fluoroscopic, and ultrasound interventions. The fellows experience rotations in addiction medicine, cancer pain, and palliative medicine. The program has ample opportunity to participate in research and each fellow participates in quality improvement and research projects. The program supports attending at least one national pain meeting during the fellowship year. The fellows participate in dedicated weekly didactics and case reviews presented by the faculty. The fellows have dedicated board preparation and reviews. Additionally, there are monthly career education, journal clubs, grand rounds, and pain rounds. The fellows participate in monthly spine conferences with residents and faculty from anesthesiology, pain management, PM&R, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery.   The program is active in research. We are involved in various clinical trials as well as in extramural funded projects, including NIH funded research. We are members of and collaborate in research with the Cleveland FES Center and MetroHealth Research Institute.

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

Our program participates in the NRMP for placement of pain fellow positions and will submit their rank list in compliance with its deadlines.

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
  • Salary: $67,738 (2021-2022)
  • Contact Person: Sabrina Perkins Academic and Administrative Coordinator
  • Email: sperkins1@metrohealth.org
  • Phone: 216.957.3623
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 2500 MetroHealth Drive
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio 44109
  • Telephone: 216.957.3623
  • Website: https://gme.metrohealth.org/pain-medicine-fellowship
  • Director: Chong Kim, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • B. Astley, MD
    • B. Beck, MD
    • H. Elsharkawy, MD, MBA
    • M. Harris, MD
    • S. Rosenberg, MD
    • G. Van Acker, MD, PhD
  • Participating hospitals:
  • MetroHealth Medical System

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) fellowship program consists of twelve months of post-graduate training after successful completion of an accredited residency program in Anesthesiology. The RAAPM fellowship is tied to a part-time faculty position in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center.

The RAAPM program at UH Hospital specializes in peri-operative management of patients receiving peripheral nerve and acute post-operative pain management. Our primary goal is to provide high quality patient care and effective management of acute pain for patients undergoing surgery. Our program provides acute pain management for patients undergoing orthopedic, pediatrics, trauma, thoracic, vascular, urology, obstetric, open heart, plastic and general surgery.  The program performs approximately 3500 peripheral nerve blocks for acute post-operative pain treatment each year.

Fellows are involved in the acute postoperative interventional pain service, performing, under supervision, a wide variety of blocks including advanced types of blocks. Experiences in the pediatric and obstetrics populations are available through the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital. Management of patients into the postoperative period in association with ERAS protocols is emphasized.

Our comprehensive didactic program includes departmental grand rounds, journal club, and a weekly lecture series. We also host an annual Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop and Cadaver Lab as an integrated part of our department’s annual Anesthesiology Review Course. Fellow participation in clinical research and presentation at national/regional meetings is strongly encouraged.

1 position available for 2022-2023 and 1 position available for 2023-2024

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:2022
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $73,800
  • Contact Person: Bracy McKenna Academic Program Administrator, Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: McKenna.Bracy@UHhospitals.org
  • Phone: 216-844-5732
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 11100 Euclid Ave
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio 44106
  • Telephone: 216-844-5732
  • Website: https://www.uhhospitals.org/medical-education/anesthesiology-medical-education
  • Director: Rita Merman
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Jeffrey T. Hopcian, MD – Associate Director

    Xueqin Ding, MD

    Mary Ghaly, MD

    Michael R. Kaufmann, MD 

    Basanta K. Mohapatra, MD

    David Wallace, MD

  • Participating hospitals:
  • UH Cleveland Medical Center

    UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

    UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital 

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: 2

Salary: (Not provided)

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

Applicant Interview Timeframe: July-September

Sponsored visas are offered for international applicants.

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline:
  • Salary:
  • Contact Person: Andrea Ayers Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Andrea.Ayers@cchmc.org
  • Phone: 513.803.5189
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 3333 Burnet Avenue
  • MLC 2001
  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio 45229
  • Telephone: 513.636.4200
  • Website: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/pain-med
  • Director: Alexandra Szabova, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Kenneth Goldschneider, MD
    • John Rose, MD
    • Andrew Collins, MD
    • Charlotte Walter, MD
    • Jagroop Parikh, MD
    • Christopher Lee, MD
    • Anne Lynch-Jordan, PhD
    • Cheryl Hartzell, MD
    • Siu Fung Chan, MD
    • Laura DeVita, MD
    • Neeraj Edward, MD
    • Shuchita Garg, MD
    • Harsh Sachdeva, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship is an integral component of the Cleveland Clinic mission, which is : To provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve. This fellowship is ACGME accredited and requires applicants to have successfully completed an ACGME, ACGME-I or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or CFPC-accredited residency program located in Canada in order to apply.

Fellowships are offered in all accredited subspecialty areas:

  • Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology

In addition, formal fellowships are offered in Neuroanesthesiology, Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Anesthesia Research. For additional information, please visit our website: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/anesthesiology/medical-professionals/fellowships  

All candidates must submit the following to be considered for a position:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • In-training examination scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your Anesthesiology Program Director)
  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Accepting until position is filled
  • Salary: $70,591
  • Contact Person: Mickeyla Patterson Fellowship Coordinator
  • Email: Patterm2@ccf.org
  • Phone: (216) 445-9421
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Cleveland Clinic Anesthesiology Institute – c/o Mickeyla Patterson
  • 9500 Euclid Ave/ C25
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio 44195
  • Telephone: (216) 445-9421
  • Website: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/anesthesiology/medical-professionals/fellowships/regional
  • Director: Sree Kolli, MD, EDRA
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Wael Ali Sakr Esa, M.D.
    Yoon-Jeong Cho, M.D.
    Kenneth Cummings, M.D.
    Ehab Farag, M.D.
    John George, III, M.D.
    Rami Karroum, M.D.
    Kamal Maheshwari, M.D.
    Harsha Nair, M.D.
    Michael Ritchey, M.D.
    Samantha Stamper, M.D.

  • Participating hospitals:
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Documents2

The Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center provides participants with a well-rounded, one year clinical, research, and teaching experience focused on the perioperative care of surgical patients. Our hospitals are located in Columbus, Ohio, with most rotations divided between University Hospital Main and University Hospital East.

Clinical Exposure:
Emphasis on regional anesthesia for orthopedic surgery during the core months of training including refining skills for single-shot peripheral nerve and neuraxial blocks, and extensive training in perineural catheter placement and management techniques.

Daily cases from diverse patient and surgical populations ranging from geriatric trauma and total joint replacements to conditioned athletes with sports-related injuries.

Extensive training in the use of ultrasound-guidance for peripheral and neuraxial blocks, perineural catheters, and vascular access procedures.

Participation and management of inpatient and outpatient perineural catheter services.

Additional training in regional anesthetic techniques for general, obstetric, ophthalmology, thoracic, and pediatric surgical cases.

Chronic pain experience including outpatient chronic pain clinic and inpatient and outpatient Palliative rotations.

Learning the fundamentals and billing practices required for establishment and maintenance of a regional anesthesia service following completion of the fellowship.

Research Exposure:
Initiation and/or participation in completion of at least one IRB-approved clinical research protocol during the training period.

Presentation at one departmental grand rounds or national conference during the training period.
Presentation at quarterly divisional journal clubs.
Attendance at one (or two) national regional anesthesiology conference(s) during the training period.
Anatomical dissection of cadaver specimens provided to the department during the training period.

Teaching Exposure:
Active participation in the education of Anesthesiology Residents and medical student on service. Participation in teaching workshops offered by the department during the training period. Active participation and teaching in the cadaver lab provided each month for residents on service.

Duration: 12 months
Number of positions:1
Salary: $73,000 plus benefits, negotiable call
Application deadline: Until position is filled.

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: 65,000 plus benefits, moonlighting optional
  • Contact Person: Taylor Stein Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Email: Taylor.Stein@osumc.edu
  • Phone: (614) 366-7093
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Shana Schwartz RAAPM Fellowship Director c/o Miss Sarah Robertson The Ohio State University Hospital Department of Anesthesiology
  • 410 W. 10th Ave
  • Columbus
  • Ohio 43210
  • Telephone: (614) 293-8487
  • Website: https://medicine.osu.edu/departments/anesthesiology/education/fellowships/regional-anesthesiology-fellowship
  • Director: Shana Schwartz
  • Other affiliated faculty:
      • Peter DeSocio, M.D. (Clinical Director, OSU East)
      • Richard Bryant, M.D. (Director of RAAPM Main Hospital)
      • Edward Chen, M.D.
      • John Coffman, M.D
      • Peter Dienhart, M.D.
      • Michael Kushelev, M.D.
      • Matthew McKiernan, M.D.
      • Ken Moran, M.D.
      • Samiha M Nasser, M.D.
      • John Norton, D.O.
      • Jyoti Pandya, M.D.
      • Pedro Pineda, M.D.
      • Andrew Roth, M.D.
      • Shana Schwartz, M.D. (RAAPM Fellowship Director)
      • Thomas Smith, M.D.
  • Participating hospitals:
      • The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSU Hospital East, OSU Main, Ross Heart Hospital, James Cancer Hospital)
      • Ohio State's Eye & Ear Institute
      • Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
      • Nationwide Children's Hospital

The University of Cincinnati’s Department of Anesthesiology proudly offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Our program is designed to ensure optimal patient care while providing trainees the opportunity to develop their technical skills and enhance their expertise as a perioperative pain physician.

The fellow will become proficient in providing comprehensive perioperative pain care for all patients undergoing surgery at UC Health. The regional anesthesia and acute pain fellow will be an integral part of the acute inpatient pain services at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and West Chester Hospital. The fellow will be expected to perform a high volume and variety of regional anesthetic techniques. Their training will include all aspects of perioperative pain control, including multimodal, non-opioid options available to patients throughout their perioperative course. Being at a major academic center, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly activities, including research studies, quality improvement projects, academic presentations, and trainee education.

Fellows will rotate at a variety of sites that provide a robust and diverse experience. The fellow will work at high volume surgery centers, becoming proficient at perioperative regional procedures and ambulatory anesthesia. They will spend time on the inpatient pain service at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, where they will become experts in perioperative pain control for all surgeries and patient populations. Their time at West Chester Hospital will give them a chance to provide excellent perioperative pain care in a suburban, community hospital setting. A rotation at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, a perennially top rated pediatric hospital, will give each fellow valuable insight and training in pediatric regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. The fellow will rotate with the UC Health pain management clinic to learn chronic pain medicine and its significant overlap with acute pain medicine.  

Upon graduation, the fellow will be an expert in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. Trainees will be equipped to use their knowledge and skills to provide optimal perioperative pain care for all their patients in both private practice and academic settings.

To provide more consistency and predictability to the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship application process, the University of Cincinnati fellowship program participates in a common application and match process for recruitment of future fellows. This matching process, provided by SF match, will allow fellowship applicants an opportunity to visit and evaluate various training programs systematically over a large window of time. This resulting match system will provide equity in the recruitment process, create a flexible and comprehensive interview process, and is beneficial to both applicants and programs. Applicants to our fellowship program should register with and apply through the SF Match website below. SF Match will be the central site involved in processing our applications, accepting applicant and program rank lists, and running and publishing the match results.

Apply here

  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: PGY-5 Salary
  • Contact Person: Rosie Mays Program Coordinator
  • Email: maysro@ucmail.uc.edu
  • Phone: (513) 584-2401
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • 3188 Bellevue Avenue, ML 764
  • Cincinatti
  • Ohio 45219
  • Telephone: (513) 584-2401
  • Website: https://med.uc.edu/depart/anesthesiology/fellowships/regional-anesthesia-acute-pain
  • Director: Bradley Budde, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Bradley Budde, Fellowship Director

    Andrew Friedrich, Program Chair

    Breck Finzer

    Marc Cassidy

    Dheer Vyas

  • Participating hospitals:
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    West Chester Hospital
    Two ambulatory surgery centers (Holmes Hospital and West Chester Surgical Hospital)
    Chronic Pain Management Clinic

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®):
May 31

Number of Positions Available: 3

Salary: $68,000


Description

Chronic pain fellowship with exposure to both private and hospital patients.

National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
Apply here. 

Applicant Interview Timeframe: June-August

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:1 year
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: May 31
  • Salary: $68,000
  • Contact Person: Ashley Stavermann Fellowship Administrator
  • Email: Ashley.stavermann@uc.edu
  • Phone: 513-584-0909
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 234 Goodman Street
  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio 45219
  • Telephone: 513-584-0000
  • Website: https://www.uc.edu/
  • Director: Harsh Sachdeva, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Program Director
    Harsh Sachdeva, MD
    Vice Chair of Pain & Pain Fellowship Director
    Phone: 513-584-0909
    Email: harsh.sachdeva@uc.edu

    Associate Program Director
    Laura DeVita, MD
    Phone: 513-584-0909
    Email: laura.devita@uc.edu

  • Participating hospitals: