The UPMC Pain Medicine Fellowship program provides trainees with extensive exposure to the full spectrum of pain conditions and treatment. We are proud to have strong relationships with world leaders in pain and genetic research. The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research works closely with our fellows to train them in cutting-edge and emerging approaches to pain medicine.
For news about our academic program and information about our fellowship program and research, please visit the UPMC Pain Medicine academic website.
UPMC Pain Medicine has close partnerships with the Chronic Pain Research Division and the Center for Innovation in Pain Care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Our research studies include clinical trials investigating treatments for chronic pain; quality improvement research to enhance the level of care at UPMC Pain Medicine; and data analytics research using patient-reported outcome measures and electronic medical records. You can find a list of completed studies here.
The Chronic Pain Research Division is led by Ajay D. Wasan, MD, professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Psychiatry and vice chair for Pain Medicine.
CHOIR stands for the Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry, designed to assess patients with chronic pain. CHOIR provides diagnostic information for pain, mental health, and sleep, which would otherwise only be available through a lengthy clinical evaluation. Find out more about how CHOIR is helping providers and their patients.
Please use our referral form (PDF) to refer a patient to one of our sites or doctors. The following information should be included:
If you would like to refer to a specific pain medicine doctor, please include his or her name on your referral form.