Pain Fellowship Overview


The Division of Pain Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine offers an ACGME-approved Clinical Pain Medicine Fellowship. The program focuses on comprehensive, interdisciplinary, collaborative training in and treatment of both acute and chronic pain. Fellows learn and practice the medical, interventional, physical and behavioral aspects of pain management so that upon graduation, they will be successful pain management physicians in both academic and community practices.

Fellows in Pain Medicine at Indiana University will become skilled in interventional techniques, including implantable spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug-delivery systems, radio-frequency ablation, and fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided procedures.   In addition, clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings offers the environment necessary to becoming versed in the discipline of pain medicine.


The program is a 12 month, interdisciplinary fellowship that is spent rotating through our two outpatient pain clinics at Indiana University Hospital and Roudebush VA Hospital (6 months combined).  The remaining 6 months are spent rotating through the pain-related disciplines including Psychiatry, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Radiology, and Anesthesia.  Each year 3 fellow spots are available to be filled with qualified applicants from ACGME-approved residencies in Anesthesia, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Psychiatry.

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