Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship

ACGME Accredited
2015-2016 - ERAS & NRMP

Fellowship Description

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), an affiliate of Northwestern University, is offering one-year fellowships in pain management as part of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ACGME accredited multidisciplinary pain fellowship. Five positions are available and offered to residents who have completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, neurology, or psychiatry ACGME accredited residency program.

Fellowship experience will include inpatient and outpatient work with the Department of Anesthesia at Northwestern University Medical School, PM&R at the Center for Pain Management (CPM) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and palliative care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The Center for Pain Management is an outpatient-based multidisciplinary pain clinic located in downtown Chicago at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Michigan Avenue outpatient center. Clinical strategies for managing both acute and chronic pain will be addressed. The fellowship includes treatment of chronic pain, cancer pain management and pain research.

Fellowship Objectives

Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment:
The CPM offers treatment of chronic pain problems with various interdisciplinary treatment programs including a comprehensive four week eight hour per week program, modified one day per week treatment, and individual therapy based programs. Fellows are an integral part of the pain treatment team which also includes:

  • Physical & Occupational Therapy, Pain Psychology, Biofeedback Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation and Vocational Therapy, Nursing Education, Feldenkrais and Aquatic Therapy Specialists

The Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship program is an ACGME sponsored fellowship under the Department of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Medical School Directed by Dr. David Walega, MD.

Clinical Experience

Training in a complete array of clinical diagnoses will be available with an emphasis on:

  • Spine related pain disorders, Post-surgical pain, Neuropathic pain, Musculoskeletal & Joint disorders, Myofascial Pain & Fibromyalgia, Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), Other Rehabilitation-related Pain Diagnoses

Fellows will also receive additional training in fluoroscopically guided spinal procedures with the Department of Anesthesiology and PM&R at RIC including:

Cancer Pain Management

Fellows spend approximately two months working in cancer pain management at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Department of Hematology and Oncology under Dr. Judy Paice, Director, Cancer Pain Management Program. The fellow is exposed to both outpatient and inpatient cancer pain management as well as taking part with ongoing academic activities at the center.

Research

Approximately 20% of the program is dedicated to pain research The CPCC works closely with the RIC's Center for Pain Studies, a free-standing pain research facility, under the guidance of Director, R. Norman Harden, MD. Dr. Harden is an internationally known pain rehabilitation researcher active in ongoing medication trials, outcomes research, and diagnostic criteria validation.

*Candidates for the clinical fellowships must have completed a residency in physiatry, anesthesiology, neurology, or psychiatry and have a license to practice medicine in the State of Illinois at the time the fellowship begins.

Application Process

Applicants will be expected to submit a letter of interest, C.V. and three professional references to the Fellowship Program Director.
The application deadline for the Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship is August 31.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.

Fellowship Contact

Steven Stanos, D.O.

Steven Stanos, D.O.
Assistant Program Director,
Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Feinberg School of Medicine
980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite #800
Chicago, IL 60610
Email: sstanos@ric.org
Phone: (312)-238-7809

This page last updated Apr 23, 2014

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