Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Ines H. Berger, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Residency and Fellowship Education Coordinator
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Georgia Regents University
1120 15th Street, BIW-2144
Augusta, GA 30912-2700
For residency/fellowship verification, contact Susan Dawkins
Our fully accrediated Pain Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Georgia at GRU accepts three fellows per year. Two anesthesiology residents also rotate on the Pain Service each month. We accept applications from candidates who are completing an accredited residency in anesthesiology, neurology, PM&R or psychiatry.
The Pain Medicine Fellowship provides interdisciplinary training in the management of acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain. Using a problem-oriented approach, fellows obtain pertinent histories, develop relevant physical examination skills, and order appropriate diagnostic tests in a system-based practice approach. Our fellows also develop superior competence in all aspects of fluoroscopically guided neural blockade, state-of-the art implantable devices, and radio-frequency techniques.
GRU Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center. Acute pain medicine training focuses primarily on hospitalized children and adults with acute-on-chronic, postoperative, or trauma-related pain. Fellows will gain experience with epidural narcotics; local anesthetics; caudal, interscalene, spinal, and femoral nerve blocks; and auxiliary analgesia regimens.
Clinical training in pain-related fields is available in neurology, physiatry, EMG, behavioral psychology, rescue skills, complementary techniques and palliative care. Our curriculum allows for electives from different primary specialties to meet the training needs of our fellows.