Pain Medicine Fellowship

UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate's Pain Medicine Fellowship offers a 12-month ACGME-accredited training program at Baystate Medical Center. There are 3 fellowship positions available.

The fellowship provides you with a broad-based experience in the evaluation and treatment of both ambulatory and hospitalized patients who are experiencing acute, chronic, and cancer related pain.

Excellent interventional and medical management experience

You will have a unique and sophisticated training opportunity in an out-patient and tertiary-care setting where all aspects of pain management are delivered. The fellowship provides comprehensive training in acute, chronic, cancer pain management with a strong emphasis on interventional pain management.

Baystate's Pain Management Center is the most active in western Massachusetts.

  • > 13,000 outpatients per year presents a high volume of cases with a wide spectrum of pain disorders
  • > 5,000 interventional procedures annually, including ultrasound and fluoroscopic based procedures

Emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to pain

Our multidisciplinary approach to pain management allows you to work with, and learn from, anesthesiologists, oncologists, physiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, acupuncturists, and others. Consultation services are also available from the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, physiatry, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, etc.

  • Our 8 faculty physicians are highly skilled board-certified pain specialists with anesthesiology backgrounds and extensive experience in providing successful treatment for a wide range of pain disorders.
  • A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, a behavioral health psychologist, and 2 medical management specialists are also on the team.
  • As the largest academic center in the region, we have access to, and are in communication with, multiple specialists to provide our patients the best care.
  • We encourage academic discussion by holding multiple conferences, including multidisciplinary conference, spinal cord stimulator meetings, and M&M/Case Conference.

Program at a Glance

The Pain Management Fellowship Program is affiliated to the Department of Anesthesiology and is a 12 month ACGME accredited experience based at Baystate Medical Center. The fellowship offers a longitudinal experience in multidisciplinary pain management and provides comprehensive training in acute, chronic, cancer pain management with a strong emphasis on Interventional Pain Management.The Pain Center is well equipped with an onsite Fluoroscopic suite and state of the art ultrasound machine for interventional procedures and Operating Room facility at the main hospital for Spinal Implants.

Meet our team

Fellowship Director:

Ashish Malik, MD email:

Fellowship Coordinator:

Maria Lopez email: phone: 800-959-4233 or 413-794-4326

By the numbers

Program Metrics

  • Facility: Pain Center located within the campus
  • Number of fellows: 3
  • Number of Faculty: 11
  • Number of Interventionalists: 10
  • Specialties Involved: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry

Baystate Statistics

  • Tertiary care referral center
  • Level 1 trauma center
  • Hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 22

Departmental Statistics (Annual)

  • Pain Center outpatient visits: >13000
  • Interventional Procedures: > 5000
  • Medical Management: > 3400
  • Acute Pain Patients: >2600
Fellow benefits & facilities
  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year | 1 week for educational conference
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Fellows share an office with a dedicated computer for each fellow
  • Comprehensive electronic patient record/Office dictations via escription.
  • On-campus Library with robust e-medicine resources (up-to-date, Ovid, Science direct etc)
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