Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
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Montefiore Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

The Montefiore PMR Pain Medicine Fellowship is the largest ACGME accredited PMR Pain programs in the country.  Our mission is to improve function and decrease pain in our community using responsible pharmacological mindedness, sound clinical judgment, and good science, with integration of the newest interventional techniques. 

Sayed E. Wahezi, MD is the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director. He has created a program with an interventional focus and multidisciplinary foundation. His mission is to create an academic environment which fosters the growth of pain medicine through the investigation and development of new interventional strategies.    

Didactic sessions include basic science, translational research, multidisciplinary pain meetings, and weekly board preparation lectures.  Clinical training is primarily located at our state-of-the-art Montefiore Hutchinson Campus and is on an imminent course to become a model Pain system by integrating Anesthesiology, Neurology-Headache Medicine, and Spinal Surgery into this center.  The fellowship has received national recognition by attracting candidates from top academic centers and seeks to advance its standing as one of the premier PMR Pain Medicine Fellowships in the country. 

Our Mission

We are the main medical provider in a community of approximately 1.5 million people.  Our mission is to improve function and decrease pain in our community using responsible pharmacological mindedness, sound clinical judgment, and good science, with integration of the newest interventional techniques. 

The Rehabilitation Medicine Pain Service is dedicated to excellence in patient care with a focus on maximizing the function and health of individuals by minimizing pain, suffering and disability.  Such care includes the delivery of acute and comprehensive pain medicine services in an interdisciplinary continuum of care geared toward the most positive, cost effective outcome possible.  Care is to be rendered in a respectful manner to all patients. 

The Educational Goal of the Pain fellowship program is to prepare Pain fellows for the independent practice of Pain Management, acquiring all general and Pain Medicine specific core competencies.

The fellowship is dedicated to providing our fellows with excellent clinical and didactic education requisite for the practice of Pain Management.  We are actively enrolling patients in several clinical trials and are in a perpetual state of academic research.  The program also prepares the fellows for future global Medical fiscal changes by educating them in the business and administrative aspects of Pain Medicine.  A special focus is given to the personal development of the Pain fellow, recognizing that excellent Pain Medicine specialists require both knowledge and skill in order to deliver the best possible patient care in a caring, respectful manner.   We are committed to providing Pain fellows the opportunity to excel in academic and clinical pain practice.

The Pain fellowship operates out of a 22,000 square foot state-of-the art facility at our Hutchinson campus located near Montefiore’s Einstein campus and adjacent to beautiful Pelham and Westchester, New York.  A philosophical pillar for this build was to integrate our institution’s individual Pain services in a central location.  The Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology and Neurology/Headache divisions have a shared floor to run their services.  Three Ambulatory Surgery suites, an 8 bed PACU and a 12 office examination wing are some of the amenities in our suite. More than 90% of our fellows’ time is spent in this location.

Why Pain Medicine Fellows Choose Montefiore

The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at Montefiore is dedicated to providing our fellows with the excellent clinical and didactic education that is requisite for the successful practice of pain management.  We actively enroll patients in clinical trials and are in a perpetual state of academic research. 

Our program also prepares fellows for future global medical fiscal changes by educating them in the business and administrative aspects of pain medicine.  We direct special focus to the personal development of our fellows, recognizing that to deliver the best possible patient care in a caring, respectful manner, specialists require both knowledge and skill. We are committed to providing Pain fellows the opportunity to excel in academic and clinical pain practice.

The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program operates out of the new Montefiore Hutchinson Campus, a state-of-the-art, 22,000 square foot facility located near our Einstein Campus and adjacent to beautiful Pelham and Westchester County

A philosophical pillar for this building was to integrate our institution’s individual Pain services in a central location.  Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, and Neurology/Headache division have a shared floor.  Three Ambulatory Surgery suites, an eight-bed post-anesthesia care unit  (PACU) and a 12 office examination wing are some of the amenities in our suite. More than 90% of our fellows’ time is spent in this incredible location.

Apply for the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at Montefiore

Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and (Electronic Residency Application System). The application cycle begins on December 1.
We also invite prospective fellows download our Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship Factsheet and to also contact us for additional information:

Sayed E Wahezi, MD  (Program Director)
Wilhelmenia Williams-Aponte (Program Administrator)
Phone: 718-920-2462

We are an Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) participant.  The application cycle begins December 1st.