The Stanford Division of Pain Medicine offers a world-class, ACGME-approved, one-year clinical pain medicine fellowship. A second and potentially third year of fellowship training in pain research is also offered for those interested in an academic career. The clinical fellowship program focuses on comprehensive, interdisciplinary, collaborative training in, and treatment of, chronic, acute and cancer pain. Fellows learn from our core faculty comprised of specialists from anesthesia, internal medicine, neurology, physiatry, psychology, and addiction medicine—all additionally trained in pain management. Upon graduation, fellows will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the medical, interventional, physical, and behavioral aspects of Pain Medicine, which will allow them to be successful pain medicine physicians in both academic and community practices.
The Stanford Pain Management Center offers co-located pharmacologic, procedural, psychological, physical therapy and complementary medicine interventions, all occurring in our 9,000-square-foot clinic and procedure suites or our inpatient setting. Pharmacologic interventions include opioid and non-opioid treatments and continuous medication infusions (e.g., lidocaine, DHE, ketamine). Procedural interventions include diagnostic and therapeutic injections under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance, neuroablation, spinal-cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and disk decompressive therapies. Psychological interventions include individual/group cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, stress management, coping skills education, and mindfulness/acceptance/relaxation training. Physical rehabilitation interventions include physical and occupational therapy to restore function. Complementary medicine interventions include acupuncture and meditation. We are fortunate to have the only dedicated inpatient, academic, chronic pain medicine unit in the western United States able to care for the most complex pain patients. Our commitment to the interdisciplinary understanding and treatment of pain is exemplified by our recognition with consecutive American Pain Society Clinical Center of Excellence awards (2008 and 2012).
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Principal Faculty: Division of Pain Medicine Faculty