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 University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Pain Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited 12-month (starting and ending in July) training program designed to qualify physicians for specialty certification in pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

All Applications to the Pain Medicine Fellowship program must be submitted using the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

  • Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:
  • Positions:1
  • Deadline: March 1st
  • Salary: $61,571 annual OR $5,131 monthly
  • Contact Person: Rebecca Varnon
  • Email: rvarnon@utmck.edu
  • Phone: 865-305-5479
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 1924 Alcoa Highway
  • Knoxville
  • Tennessee 37920
  • Telephone: 865-305-9290
  • Website: https://gsm.utmck.edu/anesthesiology/painmanagementfellowship/main.cfm
  • Director: Matthew Vance, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Robert Craft, MD
    Stephanie Vanterpool, MD
    Jonathan McBride, MD
    Jason Buehler, MD
    Mark Murray, MD           
    Che Solla, MD
    Jeffrey Staack, MD

  • Participating hospitals:
  • UT Medical Center-Knoxville, TN

The regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN is a non-accredited fellowship providing a unique experience for fellows to learn and work alongside a private practice group within an academic medical center. Our program provides a robust clinical exposure to a multitude of regional anesthesia procedures in both the inpatient setting as well as a brand new, fast-paced, ambulatory orthopedic surgery center. Fellows will also participate in our Multimodal Acute Pain Service alongside our subspeciality pain anesthesiologists and mid-level providers that manage complex acute pain inpatients with a variety of techniques including lidocaine infusions and ketamine infusions. In addition to providing a comprehensive education in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine, fellows will also serve as the staff anesthesiologist supervising operating room cases and fulfill an Instructor faculty position with the Graduate School of Medicine.  
This program uses the common application.

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  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: Accepted until position is filled
  • Salary: $100,000
  • Contact Person: Hannah Vega, MD
  • Email: hvega@utmck.edu
  • Phone: 865-305-9220
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • 1924 Alcoa Highway
  • Knoxville
  • Tennessee 37920
  • Telephone: 865-305-9290
  • Website: In progress
  • Director: Hannah Vega, MD
  • Other affiliated faculty:
  • Elizabeth Driscoll, MD

    Jason Buehler, MD

    Eric Cox, MD

    Mark Murray, MD

    Adam Roth, MD

    Che Solla, MD

    Jeff Staack, MD

    Matt Vance, MD
  • Participating hospitals:
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center

    University Orthopedic Surgeons Surgery Center

Core Related Specialty: Anesthesiology

Fellowship in The Match? Yes, SF Match

Application Review Starting: January 9, 2023

Application Deadline: May 5, 2023

Rank List Due: June 5, 2023

Match Results: June 12, 2023

Number of Positions Available: 3

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Vanderbilt's Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship was established in 2009 and accredited during the first cycle of accreditation for the specialty in the Fall of 2016. The program accepts 2 fellows each year, with expansion to 3 fellows per year under consideration by the ACGME (determination in Jan 2022). The fellowship is split between several sites. 

Primary Site:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC): a large, quaternary care hospital and level 1 trauma center and a national Top-5 trauma center by volume.

Secondary Sites:

Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade and Vanderbilt Surgery Center, two fast-paced ambulatory orthopedic surgery centers

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, a VUMC adjacent children's hospital with acute and chronic pediatric pain programs

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya, the site of an optional international regional anesthesia elective

Fellowship Rotations include:

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain

  • > 7,000 blocks per year across all sites
  • High volume of epidural and peripheral nerve catheters, including management chest and extremity trauma
  • Home peripheral nerve catheter program
  • Focus on perioperative medicine, including enhanced recovery (ERAS) programs
  • Training in multimodal analgesia and opioid minimization
  • A multidisciplinary team, including faculty, fellows, residents, & NPs  

Ambulatory Regional Anesthesia:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers with a private practice feel
  • Focus on speed, efficiency, and single-injection and peripheral nerve catheters
  • High-volume ambulatory total joint replacement center
  • 8-12 weeks spread through fellowship

International Regional Anesthesia (optional, 1 fellow per year)

  • 4-week, regional anesthesia-focused rotation at a hospital in Kenya
  • Vanderbilt has a full-time faculty member there throughout the year as medical director of their operating suites
  • Heavy use of neuraxial and peripheral regional anesthesia
  • ACGME-approved rotation, minimizing logistical barriers
  • Opportunities for travel and expense funding

Pediatric Pain

  • Large, academic children’s hospital
  • Hybrid acute/chronic/regional pain experience
  • A focus on pediatric ERAS

Addiction Psychiatry

  • Education in buprenorphine initiation and management
  • Learn to manage opioid use disorder and withdrawal
  • First-hand experience of the personal toll of the opioid crisis
  • Gain perspective on what is at stake when patients are placed on perioperative opioids

Adult Chronic Pain

  • Inpatient chronic pain service and outpatient cancer pain clinics
  • Participate with basic procedures as well as neurolytics and implants

Oromaxillofacial Surgery

  • Perform intraoral nerve blocks for dental procedures
  • A distinctive 2-week experience offered by few other fellowships

Obstetric Anesthesia (optional)

  • Over 5,000 deliveries per year with a focus on high-risk obstetrics

OR Anesthesia

  • 2-3 weeks paired with attendings supervising 3-4 rooms of OR anesthesia
  • Maintain OR skills and practice airway, vascular access, and supervising skills
  • Perform blocks for patients in those ORs

Aside from the clinical experience, the curriculum is focused on a broad range of areas, leveraging our superb faculty to provide exposure to an array of topics including deep dives into anatomy, practice, and service management, enhanced recovery principles and practice, classic and emerging techniques for regional, informatics, education techniques, etc.

In summary, Vanderbilt combines a world-class clinical experience with training in the breadth of regional techniques, a deep focus on education, and clinical rotations that cannot be matched.


Approximate Salary: $72,887 with $2,400 CME funds; opportunities for internal moonlighting after 4 months if meeting fellowship milestones (TN medical license required). Additional funding for international rotation and conferences.


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  • Specialty: Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2024
  • Positions:3
  • Deadline: May 5, 2023
  • Salary: $72,887 ($6,074 monthly)
  • Specialty:Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia
  • Duration:12 months
  • Start Year:2023
  • Positions:2
  • Deadline: May 5, 2023
  • Salary: $72,887 ($6,074)
  • Contact Person: Laurie Hembree Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Email: laurieann.hembree@vumc.org
  • Phone: 615-343-5860
  • Facility:
  • Address:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Department of Anesthesiology, 1301 Medical Center Drive, 4648 TVC
  • Nashville
  • Tennessee 37232-5614
  • Telephone: (615) 936-3198
  • Website: https://www.vumc.org/anesthesiology/regional-anesthesiology-and-acute-pain-fellowship
  • Director: Brian F.S. Allen, M.D.
  • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Vik Bansal, M.D.

    • Clifford Bowens, M.D.

    • Eric Briggs, M.D.

    • Jeff Clemmons, M.D.

    • Lane Crawford, M.D.

    • Charlie Doyle, M.D.

    • David Edwards, M.D., PhD

    • Andrew Franklin, M.D., M.B.A.

    • Raj Gupta, M.D.

    • Travis Hamilton, D.O., MMHC

    • Kris Kast, M.D.

    • Brandon Pruett, M.D. 

    • Kaylyn Sachse, M.D. 

    • Nick Statzer, M.D.

    • Ted Yaghmour, M.D.

  • Participating hospitals:
      • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

        AIC Kijabe Hospital

        Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade

        Vanderbilt Surgery Center

        Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

        Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

        Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

    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: 4 currently; 5 for 2022-23



    The department of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University is proud to direct the institution’s first and only multidisciplinary pain management fellowship. Accredited by the ACGME in 2008, our fellowship combines extensive experience with advanced interventional techniques in addition to rotations in regional anesthesia, addiction psychiatry, neurology, radiology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cancer pain, and palliative care. Trainees in the fellowship program will be extensively exposed to strategies of pain management by both anesthesiologists and faculty from other disciplines. The fellows, regardless of their primary specialty, should be competent in pain assessment, formulation, and coordination of a multiple modality treatment plan, integration of pain treatment with primary disease management and palliative care, and interaction with members of a disciplinary team.

    All applications for our Pain Anesthesiology fellowship are accepted each year January 1st through March 14th in Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), ACGME Program ID # 5304704001, the online application service of the AAMC. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the program director, Dr. Christopher Sobey. Visit the NRMP® Match website at http://www.nrmp.org and click on the “Fellowship Timeline” button and follow the prompts to register for a match. There will be a nominal fee charged by the NRMP® Match organization for registering your application. Be sure to read, complete, and send all of your application materials using ERAS®.
    Apply here. 

    Applicant Interview Timeframe: Middle of May through the beginning of July

    Fellowship starts off cycle on August 1.

    Sponsored visas are offered for international applicants.

    • Specialty: Chronic Pain
    • Duration:1 year
    • Start Year:
    • Positions:5
    • Deadline: Per Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)/National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®)
    • Salary: $70,763
    • Contact Person: Jillian Powell Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
    • Email: jillian.h.powell@vumc.org
    • Phone: 615-936-7616
    • Facility:
    • Address:
    • 719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
    • Nashville
    • Tennessee 37204
    • Telephone: 615-936-7616
    • Website: https://www.vumc.org/anesthesiology/pain-medicine-fellowship
    • Director: Chris Sobey, MD
    • Other affiliated faculty:
    • Program Director
      Chris Sobey, MD
      Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
      Phone: 615-322-4311
      Email: Christopher.m.sobey@vumc.org

      Associate Program Director
      Puneet Mishra, MD
      Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
      Phone: 615-322-4311
      Email: Puneet.mishra@vumc.org


      Participating Affiliated Faculty:

      • David Edwards, MD – Division Chief
      • John Corey, MD – Clinic Director
      • Rebecca Donald, MD
      • Andrew Pisansky, MD
      • Benjamin MacDougall, MD
      • Michael Chi, MD
      • Carrie Brintz, PhD – Pain Psychologist
      • Lauren Poe, DO
      • Amanda Toye, MD
      • Jeremy Walker, MD

    • Participating hospitals:
    • Vanderbilt University Medical Center