Center for Pain Management’s Fellowship Program focuses on the clinical evaluation and decision-making skills necessary for appropriate patient selection, along with the procedural skills required to be technically proficient in all aspects of interventional pain procedures. The training encompasses diagnostic nerve blocks, CTL, ESI’s, MBB’s, RFA’s, SCS, and DRG neuromodulation. Fellows also learn about full implantation of leads and IPG’s, IT pumps, and the management of complex drug regimens and infusion therapy to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from chronic pain.
All of our procedures, including implants, are performed in the Center’s dedicated licensed ambulatory surgical center in Indianapolis. Our Fellowship, although not currently ACGME accredited, will provide a diverse experience in the treatment of all spinal diagnoses, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer and non-cancer acute and chronic pain syndromes, preparing candidates for clinical practice and board certification (other than the ABA exam).
The Fellowship is a paid 12-month program, during which Fellows work under the supervision of each of our board-certified physicians on a rotational basis to ensure a diversified exposure to various methods of treating chronic pain.
Fellows can expect to spend approximately half of their time completing interventional procedures and half of their time in the clinical environment evaluating patients. Fellows will work with our ancillary clinical team including psychologists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Additionally, Fellows will complete a didactic program similar to the requirements of all ACGME programs.
All Fellows will be trained and will become proficient in evaluating and managing the medical and psychosocial aspects of pain, psychological aspects of chronic pain, and dual diagnosis of pain and addiction.
Successful Fellows are expected to have the ability to pass pain board certifications (other than the ABA) and would be strongly considered for employment, commensurate with their abilities and expertise. Qualified candidates are required to have a current full unrestricted Indiana State Medical License and active DEA number. Completion of residency in Anesthesiology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is also required for the program.
The Fellowship Program will begin as soon as qualified candidates are selected. To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to:
c/o Center for Pain Management
8805 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Center for Pain Management is a multidisciplinary pain medicine practice with multiple locations across Indiana, founded in 1992 by Edward Kowlowitz, MD. All of the practice’s pain physicians are ABA board-certified in anesthesiology and have added qualifications in pain management. Annually, the Center’s physicians complete 50,000 outpatient visits, evaluate 4,000 new patients, conduct 10,000 interventional procedures, and place 400+ spinal cord stimulators.