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.



Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program Slide

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®.
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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