Our Center for Pain Medicine accepts eight fellows each year into a comprehensive training program stressing compassionate, appropriate, and knowledge-based care, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
Training in the Center for Pain Medicine provides full immersion in the multidisciplinary facets of pain assessment and treatment in both inpatient and outpatient situations. Our Center includes staff with backgrounds in anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, dentistry, acupuncture, and nursing, and stresses a unified approach to evaluation and management of simple and complicated pain issues.
As the preeminent national and international leader in interventional anesthetic and surgical techniques for pain control, our Center performs thousands of procedures annually, including a variety of neural blockade procedures, those done fluoroscopically and non-fluoroscopically.
Interventions such as radiofrequency lesioning, chemical neuroablation, nucleoplasty, and implantation of spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal pumps, and epidural portacaths are routinely performed. Among our many services are multifaceted management approaches including physical modalities, bio-behavioral therapies, and complementary medicine methods such as biofeedback, hypnosis, acupuncture, and mind/body techniques.
Fellows of our Center for Pain Medicine will learn from a dedicated and diverse staff skilled and knowledgeable in practical and theoretical approaches to solving pain management problems. A comprehensive didactic program of lectures is offered, with daily lectures on topics of pain medicine, a weekly multi-disciplinary conference, and periodic journal reviews
In addition, our residents and fellows will learn practice management techniques, palliative care and end-of-life medicine, efficient office management skills, medicolegal aspects of pain practice, and quality improvement paradigms.
Our Center’s affiliation with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides opportunities for fellows to become skilled in cancer pain assessment and management. Innovative thinking in our center is supported by the individual research efforts of our diverse staff, as well as via our associated Clinical Trials Center, providing research opportunities for our trainees.
Overall, pain medicine training in our Center offers an innovative and comprehensive education in the many facets and modalities available for pain control.
For further information about our Fellowships in Pain Medicine, contact:
Mohammed Issa, MD
Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship