Thank you for your interest in the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at The University of Iowa.
The Pain Fellowship program is a one-year ACGME accredited program, leading to board certification in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. The fellowship began in July 1996 and accepts three fellows per year.
The Center for Pain Medicine is a busy practice. The Center for Pain Medicine serves patients with chronic pain from both cancer and non-cancer related diagnoses. Multimodal treatment protocols are instituted, utilizing both interventional and non-interventional techniques.
The fellowship year includes rotations in Acute Pain, EMG, Neurosurgery and Palliative Care. For non-anesthesia trained residents, an additional rotation in the operating room provides training in intravenous access, airway management, and hemodynamic support.
The Pain Medicine Didactic series consists of lectures, journal club, interesting case conference, pro-con sessions, and a quarterly palliative care and pain symposium. In addition, the division sponsors a two-day cadaver-based spinal stimulator workshop. The educational program follows the ACGME guidelines for a pain fellowship and is designed to augment the clinical and educational experience.
Please take this opportunity to explore the possibilities you will find at the University of Iowa by visiting our departmental website as well as the website for Pain Medicine Fellowship for specific curriculum and types of procedures performed.
Tejinder S Swaran Singh, MBBS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Dept. of Anesthesia