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Oct 25, 2014
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Dear Program Director,

We invite you to please share with your Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology and Psychiatry resident physicians who are interested in pursuing advanced training in Pain Medicine.

Click on Link to View Presentation: Fellowship Prospectus 2016-2017

New York City Pain Specialists and the Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York are now accepting applications for our 12-month non-accredited Manhattan Pain Medicine Fellowship program starting 7/1/2016 (flexible start considered on a case-by-case basis).

Dear Prospective Fellow:

Thank you for the interesting pursuing a Pain Medicine Fellowship with New York City Pain Specialists and the Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York.

We provide a clinically-oriented, multidisciplinary, and non-ACGME accredited training environment for excellence in patient care, research, and teaching. We annually accept two fellow positions for a one-year, intensive interventional pain medicine fellowship that stresses expertise in the multidisciplinary treatment of pain and the development of independent clinical decision making.

Training emphasizes analysis and management of clinical and research problems, as well as innovation using practical solutions such as procedural, pharmacotherapeutic, physiatric, and/or mind/body therapies. Fellows gain insight and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain from a variety of perspectives.

Fellows receive an individualized interventional experience that equals or exceeds other ACGME fellowships in the number of procedures, diversity, and complexity of cases, including sympathetic nerve blocks (all categories), neurolytic techniques, facet blocks, radiofrequency and pulsed RF ablation, spinal cord stimulation, implantable intrathecal pumps, epidural steroid injections, peripheral nerve blocks, discography IDET, and percutaneous decompression (nucleoplasty). Exposure to CT guided procedures will also be included on an ad-hoc basis. Fellows receive additional education through lectures, clinical care, procedural interventions and quality/research projects.

Weekly educational sessions include lectures in clinic and hospital spine conferences, hospital grand rounds, fellow driven journal clubs, and hospital multidisciplinary pain conferences. Fellows are expected to feel comfortable leading a pain care team and fostering a high level of communication and collaboration with the various specialists on the service. Pain fellows achieve a longitudinal care experience with patients suffering from chronic pain over the course of their one year in fellowship training.

A graduated progression of leadership and clinical decision making occurs during subspecialty training. The program anticipates that fellows grow into more independent clinical decision makers with respect to both the pharmacotherapeutic and interventional management of pain patients as training progresses.

If you would like to apply for this program, please email our fellowship coordinator, Kristina Terzilli ([email protected]) with an electronic copy of your curriculum vitae, procedure log, three letters of recommendation, in-service exam scores and USMLE scores. She will act as her contact person in the department, both now and during your tenure with us.

Thank you.

- Dr. Karan Johar and Dr. Tim Canty
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