The Department of Anesthesiology offers Pain Medicine Fellowship positions starting in July of each year. Three annual Fellowship positions are available and are open to national competition.
The Pain Management Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Sidney Kimmel Medical College is accredited for training by the ACGME.
Applications are accepted only through ERAS. In addition to the ERAS application requirements, please include curriculum vitae, in-training exam (ITE) scores, and three letters of recommendation including one letter from your program director or departmental chair.
- A valid Pennsylvania medical license
Our Pain Management program focuses on the multidisciplinary approach with close ties to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Palliative Care. The outpatient service is located at the Jefferson Pain Center. In the last academic year, our outpatient volume was 6000 patient visits and approximately 200 nerve blocks per month.
- Our patient population commonly presents with a variety of disease processes including intervertebral disc disease, failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, post-herpetic neuralgia and other types of neuropathic pain. Our fellows are closely integrated into our initial comprehensive patient evaluation as well as follow up visits. The pain service specializes in interventional pain management techniques under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance. The fellow receives exposure and experiences in the decision making process, performance and peri-procedure management of the following procedures and techniques many of which are done under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance:
- Interlaminar epidural steroid injection
- Selective transforaminal epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- Median branch nerve blocks
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar discography
- Stellate ganglion blocks
- Lumbar sympathetic blocks
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Brachial plexus catheter placements
- Spinal cord stimulator trials/implantation
- Intraspinal catheter trials
- Intraspinal catheter/pump implantation