Pain Management for Professionals

Tri-Institutional Fellowship In Chronic Pain Medicine

The Division of Pain Management offers subspecialty training of one year’s duration at the CA-4 level or beyond. The ACGME accredited Weill Cornell Medical College Pain Medicine Fellowship Program takes place on the campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Campus, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The goal of this subspecialty training is to prepare the fellow for a career in anesthesiology-based pain management by providing excellent clinical training in acute and chronic in-patient and out-patient services, therapeutic and diagnostics nerve blocks, pain-related invasive procedures and consultative services. Fellows take part in minimally invasive interventional pain procedures, and in the performance of cutting edge procedures such as the implantation of intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators. Fellows also participate in chemical and radiofrequency neurolytic procedures. Partaking in the clinical activities of this service, as well as directed academic study, prepares the Fellow for the AA examination for Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management.

Learn more about the Tri-Institute Pain Medicine Fellowship.

Clinical Activity

The following activities are included in the clinical curriculum:

  • Careful evaluation of both acute and chronic pain patients
  • Recognition of various pain syndromes
  • Application and performance of invasive treatments
  • Use of adjuvant therapies
  • Understanding and appropriate use of multiple pharmacologic agents
  • The ability to perform a wide variety of nerve block procedures

Scholarly Activity

Participation in research projects is expected. The Fellow should be able to contribute to the writing of at least one paper by the end of the year and is required to make at least three academic lecture presentations to a multidisciplinary audience of faculty, residents, nurses, pharmacists and basic science researchers.

To request an application or for further information, please contact:

Marlene Augustine
Division of Pain Management - Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212.746.2785
Fax: 212.746.8563
E-mail: maa2010@med.cornell.edu

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