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From Left to right: Dr. Lirette, Dr. Gohil, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Rault, Dr. Mohamed, Ms. Santa Cruz RN MSN BSN at the New Orleans VA Interventional Pain Suite.






From Left to Right: Ms. Sara Miller - Program Coordinator, Dr. Lirette, Ms. Giles RN BC, Dr. Murphy - Program Director




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A Letter from the Fellowship Director

Welcome to our website! We are privileged to serve a very large population at multiple facilities in our community including Univeristy Medical Center of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, Veterans Affairs Medical Center of New Orleans, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, and Children’s Hospital. By rotating at all of these sites our fellows are able to treat all young and old patient populations with payor sources including Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Veterans Benefits, and Uninsured. The diversity of pathology and number of patients who provide learning opportunities are incomparable.  

What's New at the LSU Pain Fellowship?

  • In 2015, the University Medical Center of New Orleans opened a $1.2 billion state-of-the-art hospital.
  • In 2017, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center of New Orleans opened its own billion dollar hospital.
  • In 2020, New Orleans VA became the only VA Nationally to offer the Vertiflex, percutaneous lumbar decompression, to Veterans. The fellows participate in these cases as well as neuromodulation cases.
  • In 2020, Dr. Randolph Roig, fellowship program director emeritus, was promoted within the New Orleans VA to Chief of Staff / Chief Medical Officer.
  • Our fellows get free admission and present case reports annually at the Souther Pain Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Thank you for visiting our website, and feel free to contact us to learn more about our program.



Casey Murphy, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R., D.A.A.P.M.R.

Program Director

LSU Pain Medicine Fellowship


Office: 504-568-2577

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Pain Medicine Fellowship - LSU New Orleans

The LSUHSC New Orleans Section of PM&R offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship in pain medicine for physicians who have completed or will have completed a US-based ACGME-accredited residency in a primary specialty that is an ABMS parent of pain medicine. The fellowship program works to develop the special skills necessary for effective diagnosis and therapeutic management of the broad spectrum of pain problems seen in all segments of the population. In addition, the pain medicine fellows participate in the section's clinical research projects.


Overall Program Goals and Objectives

Demonstrate competencies in the following areas

  1. Multidisciplinary setting with the pain medicine physician in the leadership role of the team.
  2. Become proficient in all aspects of care provided to persons with acute, subacute and chronic pain syndromes
  3. Learn administrative skills in program development and evaluation, team leadership, and quality improvement
  4. Perform history and physical examinations
  5. Participate in inpatient service rounds and outpatient clinics
  6. Develop proficiency in teaching and supervising medical students, residents and others who rotate in the program.
  7. Demonstrate Competencies in
    1. Compassionate, effective patient care
    2. Medical knowledge, and apply to patient care
    3. Practice-based learning
    4. Communication skills
    5. Professionalism
    6. Systems-based practice

Program Information

  • 5 positions available per year
  • ACGME accredited program since 2005
  • We do not start fellows off cycle.
  • All fellows have to be able to start the program on July 1st.
  • The Section of PM&R of the Department of Internal Medicine administers the Pain Medicine Fellowship.
  • We do not sponsor visas at this time, so all applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
    • Must be eligible to get a Louisiana license to practice medicine in order to be considered
  • Application Documents will only be accepted via ERAS. 
    • Applicants must be ABMS board eligible by the July 1st start date in a parent specialty, e.g.,
      • anesthesiology, PM&R, psychiatry and neurology, emergency medicine, radiology, or family medicine.    
  • Do not send extra documents via email or mail, as they are not required and will not be considered.  
  • The pain medicine fellowship is listed as a subspecialty of anesthesiology
  • Selection is under the December cycle for ERAS. Please see ERAS for details. 
  • We will communicate with you via email if you are selected for an interview. 









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  • Physical
    • Onsite fitness centers at VA and Ochsner
  • Nutritional
    • Onsite break rooms at all hospitals
  • Emotional
    • Campus Assistance Program (LSU CAP)
  • Social
    • Planned Winter break party and Graduation ceremony



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Application via ERAS

  • Applicants can submit ERAS applications according to the ERAS timeline for December cycle programs: 
    • https://students-residents.aamc.org/training-residency-fellowship/article/eras-fellowship-timeline/
  • Please be aware that we will begin scheduling interviews early in the calendar year. 
    • It is recommended that applications be complete by no later than March 31, 2020. 
    • Interviews may be scheduled before that date.
    • Interviews generally start after Mardi Gras.  
  • The ERAS application should be comprehensive to be competitive, as all information submitted will be considered. 
    • In addition to the CV, other materials must include the medical school transcript and USMLE and/or COMLEX scores. 
    • The application must include at least three (3) letters of reference.
      • One of these letters must be from your current or past residency program director. 
  • Below is the link to NRMP pain medicine fellowship match which is listed under anesthesiology specialty matches.  

Important Dates

Please see the NRMP website for fellowship matches

Dates from the Fellowship Match are shown below

06/24/2020: Match Opens 

08/05/2020: Ranking Opens

09/16/2020: Quota Change Deadline 

09/30/2020: Rank Order List Deadline

10/14/2020:  Match Day 



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Scholarly Activity



Dr. Jason Gremillion presenting at ASRA's Annual Meeting

Fellow, 2019-2020 LSUHSC-New Orleans Pain Medicine Fellowship Program


Dr. Casey Murphy presenting at ASRA's Annual Meeting

 Program Director,  LSUHSC-New Orleans Pain Medicine Fellowship Program







Retrospective Review of Efficacy and Safety of Spinal Cord Stimulators

Casey Murphy, M.D., Randolph Roig, M.D.

LSUHSC Department of Internal Medicine,  

Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) & Pain Medicine

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System,

Section of Pain Medicine, PM&R Service, New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented at 29th Annual LSU Medicine Research Day of 2019, Poster #37


Pharmacologic Management of Cancer Pain: A Review

Casey Murphy, M.D., Harry Gould, M.D. Ph.D., Randolph Roig, M.D.

LSUHSC Deprtment of Internal Medicine 

Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) & Pain Medicine

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System 

Section of Pain Medicine, PM&R Service, New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented at 28th Annual LSU Medicine Research Day of 2018, Poster #36


A Case Report of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

Kelly Paulk, M.D., Casey Murphy, M.D., Randolph Roig, M.D. 

LSUHSC Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)

and LSUHSC Pain Medicine,Department of Internal Medicine,

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, Section of Pain Medicine,

PM&R Service, New Orleans, Louisiana


Presented at 28th Annual LSU Medicine Research Day of 2018, Poster #41 






LSU QI 2020 a




Pharmacologic Management for Cancer Pain picture


SPGB Case picture


lumbar radiculopathy



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