The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to enable physicians to pursue academic and non-academic careers as specialists in Pain Medicine, certified by the American Board of Medical Specialists and subspecialty certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. The fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The fellowship is 12 months in duration and includes interventional, interdisciplinary, acute, chronic, and cancer pain management on an inpatient and outpatient basis. On average, fellows participate in over 500 interventional procedures per year. Participation in a variety of research projects is encouraged, but not required.

Participating Institutions

Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Dallas VA Medical Center
Parkland Memorial Hospital
University Hospitals – McDermott Pain Clinic

Site Rotations

Eugene McDermott Pain Management Center

Fellows are exposed to a variety of pain syndromes, including spine pain, neuropathic pain syndromes (ie. Post-herpetic neuralgia, painful diabetic neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome), cancer pain, and headache/facial pain syndromes.  In addition to interventional management techniques, fellows learn the importance of comprehensive interdisciplinary pain management.  This comprehensive pain center offers an Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program for complex patients with refractory chronic pain syndromes.  This program incorporates behavioral management techniques, physical therapy, and a teamwork approach to improving patient functionality.  Several physical therapists, pain psychologists, and a pain psychiatrist are on-staff and directly involved in interdisciplinary patient care.

Fellows also rotate through palliative care, psychiatry, radiology, and pediatric pain during their time at McDermott.


Eugene McDermott Pain Management Center – ongoing clinical studies evaluating the role of interdisciplinary pain management (primarily outcome measures)


Formal weekly lecture series for McDermott and Parkland Pain Fellows
Tuesday afternoon Pain Medicine review series
Monthly Pain Management Journal Club and Morbidity/Mortality Discussion
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in mock orals for anesthesia board review

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many positions is the program approved for per academic year?
A: The program is ACGME approved for 3 fellowship positions per academic year.

Q: When does the academic year begin?
A: The program requires that all fellows start their fellowship year on July 1st.

Q: Does the program sponsor any training visas?
A: At this time we are not accepting nor sponsoring any training visa(s).

Q: What is the current annual salary?
A: $66,000

Q: Does the program accept applicants from different specialties?
A: The program does accept applications from all specialties.

Q: Does the program require that applicants have completed an ACGME accredited residency program?
A: Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME accredited program or be in training and in good standing in an ACGME accredited program.

At this time we are not accepting or sponsoring any Training Visa(s).

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