• Pain Medicine (Multidisciplinary)

  • The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to enable physicians to pursue and excel in careers as specialists in Pain Medicine. Our fellows are affiliated with the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with board certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Anesthesiology.

    This 12-month fellowship includes interventional, interdisciplinary, and acute, chronic, and cancer pain management on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our fellows rotate through various ACGME required rotations along with electives integrated in order to enhance the overall educational experience. Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through several different sites in order to work with various patient populations and, on average, participate in a high volume of basic and advanced interventional procedures. For those interested in pediatric pain medicine, we offer a 6-month experience at Children's Medical Center Dallas followed by a 6-month adult pain experience.

    Our didactic program involves a dedicated lecture series, journal club with morbidity/mortality discussion, along with open forums and other opportunities. We also encourage active research participation with the goal of learning the basics of research and publication, with multiple possibilities existing with our teaching faculty across the institution. Our goal is to educate and graduate capable physicians who will also be leaders in our field!

  • Participating Clinical Sites

    • UT Southwestern University Hospitals
    • UT Southwestern Spine Center 
    • Parkland Health and Hospital System
    • Simmons Chronic Pain Management Clinic
    • VA North Texas Health Care System
    • Children's Medical Center, Dallas and Plano

     

    Clinical Rotations

    Each Pain Medicine Fellow begins his or her rotation at either UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Parkland Health and Hospital System, VA North Texas Health Care System, or Children's Medical Center (Pediatric Track only). Each site rotation is 2 consecutive months, every 6 months, and boasts its own unique clinical rotations:

    UT Southwestern University Hospitals

    • Chronic and Acute Pain Management
      • Inpatient and Outpatient
    •  Palliative Care
    • Neurosurgery
    • Neurology Clinic
    • Intraoperative Procedures
    • Fellow Continuity Clinic

    Parkland Health and Hospital System

    • Chronic and Acute Pain Management 
      • Inpatient and Outpatient
    • Psychiatry
    • Intraoperative Procedure
    • Fellow Continuity Clinic 

    Veteran Affairs Medical Center 

    • Chronic and Acute Pain Management
      • Inpatient and Outpatient
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Neurology (Headache Clinic)
    • Fellow Continuity Clinic

    Children's Medical Center (Pediatric Track Only)

    • Chronic and Acute Pain Management 
      • Inpatient and Outpatient 
    • Psychiatry (Outpatient)
    • Neurology (Outpatient)
    • Palliative Care
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dallas - Ft. Worth

  • Located in North Texas, Dallas – Fort Worth (DFW) offers a combination of big-city excitement and quiet suburban living.  Being centrally located with access to one of the world’s busiest airports that can connect to any region of the continental United States within 4 hours, DFW is a growing location with a “booming” economy.  Together with a thriving community, DFW offers a bustling nightlife mixed with family-friendly activities and all professional sports throughout the Metroplex.
     
    Music and Entertainment
    DFW boasts some of the best music and entertainment anywhere, from Deep Ellum, a haven for alternative music and eclectic shops and galleries, to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and Winspear Opera House (Dallas) and Bass Performance Hall (Ft. Worth).  In addition, the American Airlines Center and Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas and AT&T Stadium in Arlington host many of the top concerts acts in the world.
     
    Shopping and Dining
    The Metroplex offers virtually unlimited shopping opportunities, from upscale malls such as the Galleria and NorthPark Center in Dallas to large outlet malls like Grapevine Mills, along with traditional malls, small boutiques, and specialty stores.  Restaurants of all types abound in D/FW as well, ranging from world-renowned five-star establishments to the undiscovered hole-in-the-wall eateries.  With more restaurants per person than New York, name the type of cuisine you are looking for and you will find it in D/FW.
     
    Sports, from Professional to Amateur
    DFW is represented in all major professional leagues.  Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Texas Rangers (MLB), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Stars (NHL) and FC Dallas (MLS) represent the major sports leagues.  Just north of Fort Worth, racing takes place at the Texas Motor Speedway.  If smaller leagues are your interest, the major population of DFW supports multiple amateurs and minor league sports of all types for all ages.
     
    Family Living
    With a booming child population located in the DFW area, many activities abound for families.  Many museums are located throughout the Metroplex from Fort Worth to Dallas and surrounding areas.  Two nationally acclaimed zoos are in the region,  with the Fort Worth Zoo offering a newly renovated design.  Water parks are virtually located in all major regions and a centrally located amusement park, Six Flags Over Texas, offers any adrenaline rush craving you need