The primary aim of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship is to prepare our graduates to become experts/clinicians dedicated to:

  • treating pediatric and young adult patients with chronic pain
  • implementing multidisciplinary model of care and functional approach
  • utilizing interventional treatment when appropriate

In addition, our secondary aim is to establish the base for further development of our graduates throughout their career as:

  • Educators committed to educating patients, families and health care professionals about chronic pediatric pain
  • Leaders capable of building pediatric pain practices across the country
  • Advocates for the needs of pediatric patients with pain on institutional, local, national and international levels
  • Researchers with interest in advancing the knowledge and the practice of the field of chronic pain

The fellows accepted to the fellowship are individuals with a strong interest in the academic practice of pediatric pain medicine (and pediatric anesthesia when applicable).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider visiting our program in the form of rotation (1-8 week long) during their residency in person and learning about pediatric pain. Candidates who rotated through our program will be given priority in consideration for fellowship position.

The Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Pain Medicine is an ACGME accredited, twelve-month program, and provides eligibility for the ABA and ABPMR board certification in Pain Medicine. The program’s infrastructure assures meeting primary and secondary educational aims of the fellowship. The primary training site is at the Cincinnati Children’s. Secondary training site is University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The year is divided between the two institutions, 31 weeks at Cincinnati Children's and 21 weeks at the University of Cincinnati.

The Fellow

We are looking for candidates who share our passion for pediatric chronic pain and are determined to make practice of pediatric chronic pain a career, or part of their career. The fellow acquires knowledge and skills in a steep learning curve throughout the year, and becomes prepared to practice independently after graduation. In addition to clinical experience, robust and diverse didactic schedule provides wealth and breadth of knowledge to form a solid base for further professional growth.