Anybody here do both? I've been drawn in by Pain because of getting reconnected with the traditional doctor-patient relationship and I like the technical (albeit not always evidence-based) aspects. However I also love being in the operating room. I most enjoy big cases (open hearts, liver transplants, etc), big lines, and having a lot to do while in the room. I also want to be facile with echo. I know there are academic attendings who do part time Pain and part time OR anesthesia, but they typically do "basic" cases. Anyone here think it is possible to split time doing Pain AND Cardiac (after doing both fellowships)? Maybe 2 days of Pain clinic, 1 day of procedures, 2 days of Cardiac OR, and be in the general/cardiac call pool? An attending I respect told me he thinks it's not possible for someone to be good enough at both to provide the best care in either. What do you think, and have you seen it be done before?