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 and the Veterans Administration Medical Center Pain Program. Each fellow also receives subspecialty educational opportunities 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 or academic project to present at a national scientific meeting. Please take a look at our curriculum, lectures and research as well as our rotations. For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Jaclyn Valentine.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”

We only accept applicants who have successfully graduated from a Medical School that is recognized by the Medical Board of California. If you have attended a foreign Medical School, please review the list to ensure that your school is recognized:

If you have any questions, please contact Jaclyn Valentine.

Application Process

We begin accepting applications for the following year's fellowship program beginning December 1st, through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). The deadline for application is May 31st. 

We review applications on a rolling basis during the open application period in ERAS. Due to COVID restrictions, we will continue to hold all interviews virtually. We plan to hold 1-2 interview dates a month starting in late April and ending in August.

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

For More Information

Goodarz Micheal Golmirzaie, M.D.

Program Director

Jaclyn Valentine

Administrative Specialist