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The Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine house two fellows per academic year. This multidisciplinary fellowship is administratively housed in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehablitation.

The fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive education in acute, chronic and cancer pain medicine and promote the training of academic musculoskelatal physiatrists through mentorship, research, and clinical care. The fellow may work directly with physiatrists, anesthesiologists and interacts in the clinician and didactic setting with multiple specialists, including orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, pediatric pain specialists, behavioral psychologists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

Fellows will complete the program with competence in evaluating simple and complex pain problems, a strong understanding of the pharmacotherapy of pain, and exposure to many types of interventional therapies. There are also opportunities for clinical research in therapeutic medications and procedures.

For more information on the Pain Medicine Fellowship, please click one of the links on the left. 

Read more about a patient’s experience here.

​New Pediatric Chronic Pain Fellowship

4 July 2017

Children’s Hospital of Colorado (CHCO), in association with the University of Colorado, is offering a 12 month, ACGME accredited pediatric chronic pain fellowship. The fellow will spend equal time divided between the adult and pediatric institutions. Fellows rotate though pediatric neurology and headache clinic, pediatric psychiatry and psychology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric palliative care, and pediatric radiology in addition to the pediatric pain clinic. The pediatric chronic pain clinic is interdisciplinary with pain certified faculty and provides care to outpatient and inpatient children. The fellow will also receive procedural education and intrathecal pump training. A separate acute pain service rotation with operative, regional procedures, and post-operative pain management is included.

The adult portion of the fellowship is housed in the Spine Center and Pain Clinic at the University of Colorado, under the direction of pain certified Anesthesia and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty. In addition to learning adult chronic pain management, most types of interventional procedures are taught, including implantation and management of dorsal column stimulators. Rotations also include hospital inpatients, acute and post-operative care, and oncology patients.

Successful graduates will be eligible for subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine through their participating ABMS Member Boards.

Board eligible candidates in Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology who are interested in an ACGME chronic pain fellowship with a strong focus on pediatrics should apply.