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.



Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth

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)


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®).
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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