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Pain Medicine Fellowship Specifics

Twelve months beginning only in July
Fellowship Recognition
ACGME Accredited Pain Medicine - (Combined program with Anesthesiology)
Fellowship Director
Rachel Brakke, MD
Associate Program Directors
Rachael Rzasa Lynn, MD​​ and Jason Friedrich, MD
Physicians (in addition to Directors)
Venu Akuthota, MD
Marius Birlea, MD
Marshall Emig, MD
Mara Isser Sax, DO
Scott Laker, MD
Deborah Saint-Phard, MD
Dominique Schiffer, MD
Robin Slover, MD

Sites of Practice:

University of Colorado Spine Center, Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Aurora, CO
The Spine Center operates under a patient-centric model of care that is unique to the Rocky Mountain region. Patients are initially evaluated and treated by a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrist). Surgery is only considered if non-surgical options are unsuccessful. In these cases, the clinic's onsite orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons work together to plan the appropriate surgical procedure. In addition, comprehensive rehabilitation care in physical and occupational therapy, as well as pain psychology are available onsite to provide a full breadth of clinical services.

University of Colorado Sports Medicine, Denver and Boulder, CO
The sports medicine clinics focus on competitive and recreational athletes of all types and ages. Patients receive comprehensive care for sports and related injuries at CU Sports Medicine. With radiology and rehabilitation services conveniently located onsite, orthopaedic and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists work with radiologists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapists to return patients quickly and safely to their normal activities whether organized or recreational sports.

Cancer Center, Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Aurora, CO

University of Colorado Interventional Pain Clinic, Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Aurora, CO

Pediatric Pain Medicine Clinic, The Children's Hospital - Denver, CO

Pelvic Pain Center, Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Aurora, CO

Veterans Affairs Medial Center, Eastern Colorado Healthcare System

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