Pain Fellowship

The Pain Medicine Fellowship training program seeks to provide an appropriate atmosphere and opportunity for fellows to become consultants and practitioners in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine. The program focuses on comprehensive, interdisciplinary and collaborative training, where training encompasses a balance between clinical and educational needs. The  emphasis of our multidisciplinary approach is to promote unity across departments and thus encompass competency in the medical, interventional, physical and behavioral aspects of pain medicine to create top leaders and practitioners in the field. 

The U-M Pain Medicine Fellowship offers up to eight ACGME-accredited positions each year. This year of training incorporates the combined resources of the Department of Anesthesiology Back and Pain Center, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Program and the Veterans Administration Medical Center Pain Program. Each fellow also receives subspecialty education in headache, palliative care and physical therapy; psychology, addiction medicine and radiology; dental, alternative medicine and EMG, as each relates to the field of Pain Medicine, by clinicians belonging to each respective specialty. 

This year-long training involves all aspects of diagnostic and interventional pain management techniques across a spectrum of acute, chronic, cancer and palliative pain medicine. Education is enhanced with weekly lectures, hands-on cadaver sessions, journal clubs and In-Training Exams designed by the program. Each fellow will be involved in a clinical research project to present at a national conference. Please take a look at our curriculum, lectures and research as well as our rotations. For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Jaclyn Meinke.

Application Process

We begin accepting applications for the following year's fellowship program beginning in January, through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). The deadline for application is May 31. 

Resident applicants must have completed the ACGME-accredited residency program in Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology or Psychiatry. Training in other specialties will be considered by request. 

For More Information

Srinivas Chiravuri, M.D.
Program Director
Jaclyn Meinke
Pain Fellowship Coordinator
jmeinke@med.umich.edu