Welcome to the Pain Medicine Fellowship


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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?

  • 2015-- University Medical Center of New Orleans opened a $1.2 billion state-of-the-art hospital.
  • 2017-- Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center of New Orleans opened its own billion dollar hospital.
  • 2020-- New Orleans VA Medical Center became the only VA Nationally to offer the Vertiflex, percutaneous lumbar decompression, to Veterans. The fellows participate in these cases as well as spinal cord stimulator implant cases.
  • 2020-- Dr. Randolph Roig, fellowship program director emeritus, was promoted within the New Orleans VA to Chief of Staff / Chief Medical Officer.
  • 2020-- Our fellows get free admission and present case reports annually at the Souther Pain Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
  • 2021-- EJGH Pain Management was added as a new site to train pain fellows.
  • 2021-- Ochsner started offering Intracept to treat its patients.
  • 2022-- VA New Orleans will offer Kyphoplasty and ViaDisc Allograft to treat veterans and train fellows.
  • ACGME Requires >80% board passage rate for a program within the past 7 years to stay accredited.
    • LSU New Orleans Pain Medicine Fellowship's 7-year board pass rate is 100% !!!
  • 2022-- LSU Pain Medicine Fellowship in New Orleans was selected out of only a couple of programs nationally to participate in Vertiflex Certification training, i.e., our fellows get certified to perform Vertiflex before they graduate. Typically, one must get certified to perform this procedure after fellowship to perform them in private practice. 


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



Ms. Maggie Niles

Program Coordinator


Phone:  504-568-2577
Fax:  504-568-2127

1542 Tulane Ave. Room 433
New Orleans, LA 70112


Mrs. Kortney Kling Prejean

Assistant Program Coordinator


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VA Medical Center in New Orleans 

Interventional Pain Medicine Nurses

(from right to left)

Ashanti Santa Cruz, RN, BSN, MSN and Arnette Giles, BSN, RN-BC





  • 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
  • Free Parking




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 February 1. 
    • Interview invitations are sent after February 15.
    • Interviews start the first week of May.  
  • 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

2/2023: Candidates selected for Interviews

5/2023: Interviews

09/2023: Rank Order List Deadline

9/2023:  Match Day 



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Regional Conferences


Jason Gremillion, M.D., presenting at ASRA's Annual Meeting at New Orleans in 2019

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


Casey Murphy, M.D., presenting at ASRA's Annual Meeting at New Orleans in 2019

Program Director,  LSU-New Orleans Pain Medicine Fellowship Program




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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




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 




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2020 Medical Student Research

Virtual Poster Symposium Winner


“10-Year Review of Efficacy and Safety of Spinal Cord Stimulators in Military Veterans”



Matthew Bennett - 1st Place Winner

(L1/L2 Category)



Mentor: Casey A. Murphy, M.D.
VA Staff Physician, Pain Management Section;
LSUHSC Pain Management Fellowship Program Director


Dr. Justin Doughty, M.D.

Dr. Randolph Roig, M.D.

W. Bradley Trimble, MS-2


A link to the presentation is available here.


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LSU QI 2020 a

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Pharmacologic Management for Cancer Pain picture

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SPGB Case picture

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lumbar radiculopathy



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Pictured above is Dr. Carlos Trigo attending the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) 2022 Fellow Cadaver Lab at their Annual Meeting

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The Inaugural John R. Satterthwaite, MD, Early Career Award was presented to Casey Murphy, MD, in 2020.


 The original article on the Southern Pain Society website is available here.


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