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Pain Management Fellowship

Harry J. Gould III, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and the Tom Benson Professor of Neurology
Program Director

Multi-disciplinary Pain Management Fellowship

Harry J. Gould III, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and the Tom Benson Professor of Neurology
Program Director

The fellowship is administered by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM & R).  The program is a 1 year program that provides training in the multi-disciplinary approach to the clinical evaluation and management of pain. We currently have 3 positions available per year and do not start fellows off cycle.  Successful applicants must; therefore, be able to start the program on July 1st.

The Pain Mastery Program is located in New Orleans and provides patient care primarily in an outpatient setting with hospital consultations for pain-related issues. Opportunities will be available for basic research in the mechanisms of pain as well as clinical research related to pharmaceutical trials and general pain management issues. Successful applicants must have an MD and must have completed a residency program in neurology,

PM & R, anesthesiology or psychiatry. Prior research experience is desirable.

LSU HSC - Fellowship Information for 2013/2014

Current Rotation Schedule:

4 months - VA - Anesthesia/Pain management/PM & R - out patient clinic/interventional procedures

4 months - Ochsner Clinic – Anesthesia/Pain Management/PM & R – out patient clinic/interventional procedures

4 months - LSU Interim Hospital - Out Patient Pain Management Clinics & inpatient consults – (Neurology, PM & R, Psychiatry) (½ day per week with LSU/Tulane psychiatry, ½ day per week Pediatric consults)

*Continuity Pain//PM&R clinic for ½ day each week at the VA also has been added to the schedule


Didactics and Conference:

*Every Friday morning there is a Pain Conference scheduled.  Fellows are required to present one interesting case/patient/topic per month at this conference and participate in one research project and Quality Improvement project during the year.


Applications will be accepted for the 2013/2014 academic year from May 1, 2012 through August 1, 2012.


PLEASE DO NOT APPLY BEFORE MAY …..Review of applications will take place in August.  Only applicants chosen for an interview will be notified.  We do not provide “status of application” updates, so please be patient and don’t call the program coordinator requesting updates. Interviews will take place in September – October 2012.  Three fellows and one alternate will be chosen and notified by October 31, 2012.


In order to be considered, you must have completed or be scheduled to successfully complete a US based ACGME accredited residency program in PM & R, Neurology, Anesthesiology or Psychiatry and be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Louisiana. We do not sponsor visas at this time.


There is no application form. Please submit the required documents listed below via e-mail to or send via regular mail to:


LSU HSC PM & R/Pain Medicine

1542 Tulane Ave, Box T4M-2

New Orleans, LA 70112

POC: Program Coordinator, Maggie Niles


Office: 504-568-2577      Fax: 504-568-2127           Email:


Required Documents

Updated CV – (include interventional procedure and research experiences)

Copy of Medical School diploma

Internship / Resident certificate (if available)

Current Resident Program Director’s letter stating you are in good standing with your program, scheduled to graduate on time (provide date)

USMLE or COMLEX scores (1, 2 & 3 required)

Three other letters of recommendation preferred from physicians you have recently worked with

Personal statement on why you want to come to the LSU Pain Medicine Program

*SAE scores from PM & R residents if available