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Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Program Director: Till Conermann, MD
Accreditation: ACGME
Program Length: 1 year (PGY5)
Fellows per year: 4

Quick guide to Pain Medicine Fellowship

About the Program
Application Information
Contact Us

About the program

Our one-year multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship program fully prepares trainees for board certification in pain medicine. As a fully accredited ACGME fellowship, our program stresses the role of pain management specialists as consultants and the need to establish the skills necessary to communicate effectively with referring physicians as well as with patients.

The program includes training at designated sites including West Penn Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, and UPMC-Mercy Hospital. The following sub-specialty experiences are incorporated into the training curriculum to create appropriate fellow growth and development in a multidisciplinary, interactive curriculum:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurosurgery


Application information

All applicants should be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program and be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

All applications are to be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®). The Pain Medicine Fellowship will not accept any paper applications. The fellowship application includes the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • USMLE Scores (MDs): Steps 1 and 2; Step 3
  • COMLEX Scores (DOs): Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter from Medical School
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3, including a letter from current Program Director
  • Photograph

If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school, your application must also meet the following requirements:

  • J-1 visa
  • ECFMG certified prior to any interview

Candidates selected for interview will be notified via email. Those candidates scheduled for interview will meet with the program director and faculty of the Pain Medicine Institute.

  • For questions, please contact the program coordinator.


About Graduate Medical Education

The Pain Medicine Fellowship program is part of the graduate medical education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about graduate medical education.

Contact us

For more information or questions about our Pain Medicine Fellowship program please contact:

Haley Farmerie, Program Coordinator

Phone: (412) 359-8191
Fax: (412) 359-8897

Mailing address:
West Penn Hospital
Institute for Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
5124 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Till Conermann, MD, Program Director
Abraham Kabazie, MD
Ryan Flannery, MD
Jessica Valletta, MD