Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship
Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School offer a one-year fellowship in Pain Medicine with a focus on pediatric pain medicine. The Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship is fully accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical (ACGME) and provides fellows with excellent and broad-based training in both pediatric and adult pain medicine. Our affiliate hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), both have nationally renowned fellowships in adult pain medicine.
During the pediatric pain fellowship, fellows will spend six months at Boston Children’s focusing exclusively on the care of pain in children, with training in:
- acute and chronic pain
- regional techniques
- palliative care and the treatment of cancer pain
- psychiatric and psychological treatments
Fellows will rotate for three months each through the pain divisions at BIDMC and BWH for comprehensive training in adult pain medicine. Additional funded fellowship months are available to provide further training but are optional. Although there is no research requirement, fellows are encouraged to participate in research and educational activities.
Pain Treatment Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, a division of the hospital's Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, is one of the most comprehensive and renowned pediatric pain centers in the world. It was the first multidisciplinary pediatric chronic pain clinic and acute pain service in the U.S. There are over 6,000 inpatient evaluations on the Acute Pain Service and over 750 outpatient multidisciplinary clinic visits each year. We recently received the distinction as a “Clinical Center of Excellence” by the American Pain Society, an honor given to five pain centers in the country.
Boston Children's Hospital is one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. It provides comprehensive health care in all pediatric subspecialties including neonatology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiac care, transplantation and anesthesiology and pain medicine. There are approximately 17,000 inpatient admissions each year and 450,000 outpatient visits. Additionally, the hospital performs approximately 22,000 surgical procedures every year. Boston Children’s Hospital has one of the nation’s largest pediatric research programs and is ranked among the top of pediatric hospitals in NIH funding.
Trainees with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including those with training in psychiatry, physiatry, anesthesiology and neurology. Applicants must pass all USMLE steps since we require all fellows to obtain full MA licensure prior to the start of the fellowship.
We recommend that interviews take place over a two-day period during which time applicants will meet with the program directors, staff and current fellows from the pain medicine divisions at Boston Children's Hospital, BIDMC and BWH. We will make every effort to accommodate applicants’ time and travel constraints.
The Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship
Christine A. Greco, M.D.
Associate Director, Pain Management Service
Department of Anesthesia, 333 Longwood Ave, 5th Fl
Boston, MA 02115
For more information or to apply please, visit the Anesthesia Department Fellowship Page