Pain Medicine Fellowship


The Division of Pain Medicine offers a one-year fellowship that produces physicians who are not only technically skilled in interventional pain management, but become leaders in the field of Pain Medicine, including all aspects of acute and chronic pain in ambulatory and hospitalized patients.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).

Training will emphasize the ability to analyze and manage clinical problems, and to arrive at innovative and practical solutions using procedural, psychological, pharmacotherapeutic, physiatric, and physical therapies.

The Pain Medicine Fellowship scored high and above the national average in all satisfaction categories based on a recent fellow survey.


Our program’s mission is to expose fellows to a variety of multidisciplinary pain medicine cases across multiple facilities and institutions and thereby provide the impetus for basic science and research along with experiential learning that leads to the growth and development of fellows who become board certified pain physicians and leaders of pain medicine throughout the world.


  1. Expanding and applying medical knowledge through scholarly activity, as shown through the number of publications, conference presentations, and the amount of participation in other forms of knowledge sharing.
  2. Training the next generation of fellows to treat the population as it ages and seeks care for chronic and acute pain.  For the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellows, one associated metric is the pass rate for the multidisciplinary pain medicine board exam.  All fellows are expected to take the board exam in a timely manner.  The program builds fellows’ clinical knowledge and skills through a variety of rotations and workshops while administering lectures, study assignments, and the multidisciplinary pain medicine ITE.

Program Highlights

Pain Fellowship Eligibility

  • You must have completed (by June 30th) an ACGME-accredited residency program in one of the following five medical disciplines:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Neurology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM & R)
    • Psychiatry
    • Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Director

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD

Our fellowship is managed by the Program Director and Chief of the Chronic Pain Medicine Division