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Pain Medicine Fellowship Curriculum


  • Spinal Interventional Procedures
    A major emphasis of the Pain Fellowship is to develop diagnostic skills related to non-operative management of patients with spine-related problems. The fellow will be given the opportunity to perform supervised fluoroscopically-guided spinal injections. These will encompass the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.
  • Injections include, but are not limited to:
    • Discograms
    • Epidural steroid injections
      • Intralaminar
      • Transforaminal
      • Caudal
    • Facet intra-articular injections
    • Medial branch blocks
    • Radiofrequency neuroablation
    • Intra-articular injections
      • Sacroiliac
      • Hip
      • Shoulder
    • Pumps and Stimulators (anesthesia clinic elective time)


  • Dedicated time - as negotiated with directors
  • Projects - The fellow is required to participate in ongoing as well as original research projects.

Didactic Education

Fellows present significant portions of the didactic lectures during each week.

    • Case Presentations
    • Chapter Reviews
    • Grand Rounds
    • Journal Clubs
    • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences

Sports Coverage

One of the fellows may elect to participate in the following:

  • Pre-participation screening exams for CU & DU athletic teams
  • Team coverage for University of Colorado and University of Denver athletic programs
  • Event coverage - to be determined


One of the fellows will have the opportunity to continue to develop skills in electrodiagnostic medicine.