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Pain Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  Portsmouth, VA

Accredited:  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  1 year

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Graduation from Medical School and completion of Residency training in either:  Anesthesia, PM&R, Neurology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Radiology

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  2

Approved per Year (if applicable):  1

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  Yes:  MS4s

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  757-953-3159


Program Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

Established in 1990, we are the Navy’s oldest Pain Medicine Fellowship and one of the original ACGME approved sites for Pain Medicine training in the United States. While we are very proud of our rich heritage, we are equally excited about our future. Navy Pain Medicine is in the midst of a revolution in the model of care that we provide. We are also witnessing an explosion in knowledge and evidence-based treatment options for many pain syndromes. The multi-disciplinary fellowship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is excited to play an integral role in the future of Navy Pain Medicine. We are actively seeking motivated physicians from the core specialties of anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, family medicine, emergency medicine, radiology and psychiatry. We have rotations at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and palliative medicine rotation. Fellows also rotate in the Department of Neuroradiology, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Our faculty have a broad background with specialty training in anesthesiology, neurology, physiatry, behavioral health and psychiatry. Interventional training is strong with expertise in procedures such as spine injections, dorsal column stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, and ultrasound guided techniques. Research interests include natural language processing, functional EEG, infusion therapy for fibromyalgia, ultrasound guidance in pain management, dorsal and peripheral nerve stimulation and complex regional pain syndrome.

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Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Pain Management Fellowship Program

Location: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Building 3, 9th Floor

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 757-953-3159

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