UNM Pain Medicine Fellowship

Evaluate and treat patients' chronic pain caused by various conditions. Chronic back pain, peripheral neuropathy, post laminectomy syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, idiopathic neuropathy, and sciatica are just some of many conditions we treat. Apply for a 12-month fellowship in interventional pain medicine through the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

Prior Training and Experiences:

  • Completion of US based graduate medical education program in anesthesiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, or other ACGME accredited graduate medical program that prepares a candidate for a robust and intense training program.
  • Meaningful experience with operating room and fluoroscopy suite is strongly preferred.
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and humility is a must.

As a UNM Pain Medicine fellow, you will:

  • Receive training in all aspects of pain medicine, including interventional, medical and multimodal approaches
  • Take care of chronic pain patients in an outpatient and inpatient setting
  • Develop and enhance your ;interventional skills:
    • Somatic, neurolytic, and sympathetic blocks
    • Intra-thecal catheters and implantable, programable pumps
    • Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation
      • Trial and implantation by one clinician!
    • Vertebral stabilization (kyphoplasty), etc.
  • Conduct scholarly projects in pain medicine
  • Prepare for board certification
  • Transition to independent practice

Continue Your Education 

Become a pain medicine expert. Apply for a fellowship spot at UNM today.

High-Quality Education and Care

Treat a variety of complex medical issues under faculty supervision with increasing responsibility.

You will perform interventional treatments at the UNM Pain Consultation and Treatment Center, which has two fluoroscopy suites with dedicated staff. It’s also furnished with C-arms, ultrasound imaging, radiofrequency ablation and monitoring equipment that meets the standards of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Our attending physicians have operating room block time and admitting privileges at UNM Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in New Mexico. 

Headshot Aldo Berti.

Rotations included time spent with different Interventional Pain Attendings who had different teaching strategies and styles. The end result was a year with ample opportunity to learn the technical side of pain management and become fully independent and ready for private or academic practice.

Aldo Berti, MD, Pain Fellow 2018-2019

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following documents (in electronic format only) via ERAS.

Your application in ERAS must have the following minimum documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)
  • Personal statement
  • Report of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • The latest in training exam results 
Headshot Mark Grossetete.

The UNMH Interventional Pain Fellowship… bring[s] to the table the training required to prepare a physician, through not only operative and image guided treatments, but also pharmacologic, and integrative care, to be at the forefront of providing the treatment and management for complex pain syndromes.

Mark Grossetete, MD, Pain Fellow 2017-2018