New fellowship position

Discussion in 'Pain Management Positions' started by amt57, Apr 15, 2012.

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  1. amt57


    Apr 15, 2012
    Andrea Trescot, MD and CE Medical Group are very pleased to announce the establishment of the Trescot Pain Fellowship, a non-ACGME accredited program, located in Anchorage, Alaska. Fellows will receive didactic, simulation, and hands-on training on a wide variety of cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral interventional techniques, including epidurals, facet interventions, adhesiolysis, spinal endoscopy, facet interventions, interdiscal procedures (including percutaneous discectomy, IDET, Dekompressor, DiscFX, endoscopic discectomy), the mild procedure, sacroiliac procedures (including SI joint injections, Synergy, and Simplicity), sympathetic injections and neurolysis, radiofrequency lesioning (conventional, pulsed, and cooled), cryoneuroablation, regenerative therapy (prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, stem cell), stimulation treatments (SCS and peripheral stimulation), and intrathecal pump implantation and management, as well as training in the interventional treatment of headaches, pelvic pain, and extremity pain. Education will also include opioid metabolism and management, the rational use of adjuvant medications, psychological and psychiatric conditions, pain management in pregnancy, nursing, and pediatrics, and fluoroscopic safety. In addition, the fellows will undergo formalized training in the recognition and management of injection complications, such as intrathecal injections and allergic reactions, through a program developed by Dr. Trescot called “Advanced Pain Life Support” (APLS). And, because of the affiliation with CE Medical Group (a national pain clinic management company), the fellows will receive extensive training regarding practice management, including billing and coding, contracting, employment law, and the “nuts and bolts” of setting up and maintaining a pain practice.

    Fellows will undergo periodic examinations (written, oral, and practical) in preparation for the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), American Board of Interventional Pain Practice (ABIPP) and/or the American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM) exams. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in research and scientific writing.

    Dr. Trescot is a nationally and internationally known educator and former director of the University of Florida and the University of Washington pain fellowship programs. Her CV is at The fellowship will start in September 2012, and interested applicants should contact Dr. Trescot at [email protected]
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  3. lobelsteve

    lobelsteve SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    May 30, 2005
    Canton GA
    A big wig in pain starting a pain fellowship. I like it.
    Plus a year in Alaska. Those who brave the arctic and don't get eaten by polar bears will come out ahead of the university trained folks.

    Pubmed Trescott and see. Lots of chapters and papers. Makes me jealous.
    I'd think there must be some Univ system up there to affiliate with and make it ACGME?
  4. jsaul

    jsaul Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Wow. Good for her. She is great to learn from. Only problem is --alaska
  5. bedrock

    bedrock Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    Quite a climate change. I think she used to be at U of Florida, before going to U Washington.

    Soon it will be a fellowship of the north pole....

    Seriously though, I've heard she is a great teacher.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  6. Tenesma

    Tenesma Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    what is going on w/ her - first Florida, then Washington, now Alaska - why can't she keep a job? that worries me a bit - although I have heard nothing but nice things about her...
  7. jsaul

    jsaul Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    She is a great doctor and great to her patients. She can be a bit brash and abrasive to other docs at times. And sometimes the oldschool male docs don't like to see that from a female....
  8. PMR 4 MSK

    PMR 4 MSK Large Member SDN Advisor 5+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Keeps moving farther north to colder climates. Menopause? :smuggrin:

    <Ducks and runs out...>
  9. 101N

    101N 5+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    Middle of Oregon
    AK has well known - out west - low penetration of managed care. Probably the last hurrah prior to retirement.
  10. hyperalgesia

    hyperalgesia member Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2010
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  11. Ligament

    Ligament Interventional Pain Management Lifetime Donor SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    She's an excellent teacher. Her fellows at U Wash LOVED her. They were loathe to see her go.

    This should be the best private fellowship in the country with her leadership and equally because there will be an insane amount of pathology. Currently, Alaskans fly to Seattle for advanced pain management procedures. No joke.
  12. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Houston TX
    Any current info on Dr Trescot? I'm interested
  13. hyperalgesia

    hyperalgesia member Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2010
    Just email her. She is very down to earth and an excellent teacher.
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