Pain Medicine Fellowship
Accredited by the ACGME for four fellow learners, our 12-month program provides an experience in a multidisciplinary pain management center with emphasis on interventional pain management approaches. The program offers educational experiences in interventional pain, chronic pain (clinic and inpatient), anesthesiology (perioperative and acute pain), physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, as well as hospice and palliative medicine. The program is comprised of eight physician faculty members with specialties in anesthesiology, pain medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology as well as one clinical psychologist. The pain medicine fellowship at the UK College of Medicine is provided through the department of anesthesiology. Physicians begin fellowship training after successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or psychiatry.
Subspecialty Conferences: Conferences covering didactic material outlined in the pain medicine curriculum are presented each week. These conferences are typically given by the multidisciplinary pain faculty. The pain fellows are also expected to lecture as part of their overall training experience. Guest faculty from other disciplines also lecture (e.g. orofacial pain, pediatric pain) when appropriate to cover curricular topics. Fellows are also invited to attend regularly scheduled resident didactic presentations in the department of anesthesiology.
Case Discussion Conferences: Cases are presented on a quarterly basis by the pain fellows in collaboration with a multidisciplinary pain faculty member. Cases of interest are chosen as they become available over the year of patient care in which the fellow is involved.
Journal Club: Journal articles are presented on a quarterly basis by the pain fellows in collaboration with one of the pain faculty. Papers of interest are chosen from journals in fellow library or found by accessing journal information by literature search online. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend regularly scheduled journal club presentations in the department of anesthesiology.
The principle site for fellowship training is the interventional pain clinic at University of Kentucky Clinic South. This clinic is a multidisciplinary pain management center with emphasis on interventional pain management approaches. An average of 2,800 clinic visits and 1,500 procedures are performed annually. Training is also conducted at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Acute pain as well as perioperative anesthesia are taught at the main UK hospital. Palliative medicine training is conducted at UK as well as Bluegrass Care Navigators.
GME Program Coordinator - Fellowships
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
UK Chandler Medical Center
800 Rose Street MN256, Lexington, KY 40536