Mount Sinai Beth Israel Fellowship
in Pain Medicine

Pain Medicine Fellowship
Learning Objectives
Description of Pain Medicine Program
Application Process
Contact Us
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MSBI Pain Medicine Fellowship offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Pain Medicine (sponsor: Department of Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai).

Learning Objectives

  • Take a comprehensive pain history and perform a physical/neurological examination
  • Order and interpret appropriate tests
  • Recognize common pain syndromes and assess relevant comorbidities
  • Document all findings and differential diagnoses
  • Use findings to develop treatment plans
  • Educate the patient and family regarding the treatment plan
  • Perform common pain management procedures, including interventional techniques such as nerve blocks, local anesthetic and neurolytic blocks, radiofrequency and cryo lesioning, major neuraxial analgesia via epidural and intrathecal infusions, epidural steroid injections, spinal stimulation, placement of implanted epidural or intrathecal catheters, placement of dorsal column stimulators, placement of Intrathecal Kyphoplasty pumps and neurolytic blocks
  • Initiate pharmacological pain management techniques
  • Integrate non-pharmacological approaches into a therapeutic strategy for pain
  • Provide continuity of care through follow up phone calls, inpatient and outpatient visits

Schedule of Rotations

3 months = Interventional skills (Block)
3 months = Inpatient (Acute Post-op and Acute Consult; Chronic Consult
3 months = Office
2 months = 4 Electives (2 weeks for each elective): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rotation (PM&R), Neurology, Palliative Care, Psychiatry (Addiction Medicine) Rotation
1 month = time off

The Fellow will do one didactic lecture, one publication and one presentation at a National meeting per year.

The Fellows rotate between services weekly (1 week intervals).

Active participation in Departmental conferences and meetings is expected by the Trainee.


Description of Pain Medicine Program

The division of Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a subset of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Pain Medicine attending staff includes three anesthesiologists and two physiatrists.

The clinical service of Pain Medicine is provided through inpatient consultation services of acute pain and chronic pain as well as an ambulatory practice at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. We focus on an interventional approach to pain management therapies for chronic spine related pathologies, joint diseases, chronic pain disorders and headaches.


Application Process

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship program, please apply via ERAS on the below link. Our fellowship program participates in the NRMP’s (National Research Matching Program) match program. Interviews will begin in July 2016.


Contact Us

Lawrence Epstein, MD
Fellowship Director

Camille Roache
Fellowship Coordinator Pain Medicine
Tel: (212) 844-7876
Fax: (212) 844-6118
Email: croache@CHPNET.ORG

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
10 Union Square East
Suite 2Q/2R (Pain Practice)
NY, NY 10003

Debbie Rochester-Gibbons, MPA
Administrator, Pain Medicine
Tel: 212-844-1499


Related Resources

Fellowship List of Requirements

Rotations Descriptions:
- Acute Pain Management Rotations
- Anesthesiology Rotation
- Chronic Pain Management Rotation
- Neurology
- Office and Interventional Rotation
- Palliative Care
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rotation (PM&R)
- Psychiatry (Addiction Medicine) Rotation