Pain Medicine Fellowship
The University of Kansas Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program administered within the Department of Anesthesiology. The vision of this program is to provide the most advanced training in interventional pain medicine in the country. Fellows will receive multi-disciplinary training with rotations through Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Psychiatry during the course of the 12 month program. The program accepts two fellows a year from an American Board of Medical Specialties accredited residency program.
The core faculty of the fellowship includes 8 Board Certified pain physicians whose practice primarily involves interventional treatments to patients suffering from a variety of painful conditions. Our Pain Center has also been named a Center of Excellence for radiofrequency ablation for spinal cancer as well as one of the leading centers in the nation for utilization of spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pumps for select patients with intractable pain. Common treatments provided include epidural steroid injections, facet injections, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump implantation, vertebral augmentation, kyphoplasty, radiofrequency ablation, neurolytic blocks, and a multitude of other interventions. Fellows will become adept at the use of fluoroscopy and ultrasound to provide accurate and effective treatments. Significant exposure to cancer pain management and advanced interventional techniques for the management of its pain is one of the cornerstones of the fellowship. Fellows will be encouraged and provided ample opportunity to participate in research and attend at least one national pain meeting during the fellowship year.