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Fellowship in Perioperative Pain Management

Now Accepting Applications!

The goal of this program is to provide a fellow with the clinical experience for managing perioperative pain with a multi-disciplinary approach. This includes preoperative planning, pre- and postoperative performance of acute pain/regional anesthesia procedures, postoperative follow-up, and consultations for the management of acute pain in complex situations. From this uniquely designed curriculum, the fellow will gain significant experience in managing an Acute Pain Service, performing regional anesthesia procedures, outpatient and inpatient chronic pain consultations, addiction medicine, and research.

The program is structured over a comprehensive year to include pre-operative clinic visits and optimization of opioids/weaning prior to surgery, exposure to technical procedures such as regional anesthesia peripheral nerve blocks/catheters, neuraxial procedures, postoperative pain management on the surgical floors (PCAs, lidocaine and ketamine infusions etc.), as well as outpatient pain management and weaning for patients in the subacute outpatient postoperative phase as well as addicition medicine.

At the completion of the fellowship, the fellow will receive a dual fellowship certification - one in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) and another in Perioperative Pain Medicine.
 
Over the course of a year a fellow can gain proficiency in: 
 
  • Pre-operative evaluation and optimization of chronic opioid patients 
  • Advanced regional anesthesia peripheral nerve blocks 
  • Neuraxial procedures including thoracic epidurals and spinals 
  • Inpatient postoperative pain management  
  • Postoperative outpatient subacute to chronic pain management 
  • Addiction medicine
  • Practice as an attending anesthesiologist in the operating room 45 days per year. Opportunity to take up to 24 in-house calls to supplement income.

1 fellow will be accepted annually for an August start date position.
Contact: Please contact esaid@health.ucsd.edu for the most up to date information

Application Materials

Please submit the ASRA Common Application, an updated CV, three letters of recommendation (one from program director), a recent picture, USMLE and Specialty In-Service Scores, a copy of Medical School Diploma. Complete applications should be sent to esaid@health.ucsd.edu. ‚ÄčIncomplete application packets will not be reviewed.



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