Pain Medicine Fellowship

Objectives

During the fellowship year, the trainee will:

  • Learn and perform thorough assessments of patients in acute and chronic pain and develop and implement treatment plans using clinical and scientific data and patient preference
  • Effectively communicate diagnoses and treatment plans to patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Competently perform all medical and invasive procedures considered essential for managing pain which include, but are not limited to:
    • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar spinal interventions under Fluoroscopy including epidural injections, targeted facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation and sympathetic nerve blocks
    • Placement of Spinal Cord Stimulators
    • Minor and major joint or bursa injections
    • Ultrasound-guided Nerve blocks and Joint injections
    • Trigger point injections
    • Regenerative medicine techniques
    • Neurolytic techniques including chemical and radiofrequency ablation
    • lntradiscal procedures including discography
    • Placement of permanent spinal drug delivery systems
  • Become well experienced in chronic opioid management including the pharmacologic basis for various anti-inflammatory, opioid and adjuvant medications in addition to awareness of adverse reactions and potential
  • Be exposed to the psychiatric and psychological approaches to pain management
  • Attend daily inpatient acute and chronic pain consultation rounds
  • Demonstrate expertise in basic airway intubation
  • Attend weekly lectures including journal clubs and incorporate the didactic teaching into the management of their patient’s pain
  • Develop the ability to critically appraise evidence about treatment effectiveness as it relates to pain medicine and engage in a research

Contact Us:

Lisa Lopez
Pain Fellowship Coordinator
732-321-7000 ext. 68121
LisaA.Lopez@hackensackmeridian.org

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