Rotation Descriptions


Pain Medicine Continuity Clinic 

  • All fellows attend at VA Medical Center every Wednesday afternoon


Didactic Conference

  • Every Friday Morning at Veteran Affairs Medical Center of New Orleans, room  1M120A
  • Topics in Pain Medicine
  • M&M Case Presentations
    • Presented by Fellows
    • Quality and Improvement through Interactive Discussions


Free Admission to Southern Pain Society's Annual Regional Conference in New Orleans

  • 4 Days of Paid leave for Educational Conferences


Free Access to VA, Ochsner, and UMC's Electronic Medical Libraries

  • This includes dozens of textbooks and atlases
  • If we do not have a particular source for our fellows, then this likely can be purchased by our VA librarian.


Journal Club

  • Monthly in cooperation with Ochsner
  • Monthly in cooperation with VA


Academic Performance Measures:

  • In Training Examination - Pain Medicine
    • Administered by American Board of Anesthesiology
    • Annually in March


VA Hospital - 4 months

  • Outpatient Interdiscplinary Pain Medicine
    • Mordecai Potash, M.D. (Psychiatry/Pain Medicine), Michele Simoneaux, M.D. (Internal Medicine/Pain Medicine), Karen Slaton, Ph.D. (Psychology/Pain Medicine)
    • Monday-Friday
  • Outpatient Interventional Pain Medicine


UMC/Touro/CHNOLA- 4 months

  • Outpatient Pain Medicine at LSU
    • Harry Gould, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurology/Pain Medicine)
    • Tuesday
  • Outpatient Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UMC
    • Sonia Malhotra, M.D. (Internal Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Medicine) 
    • Thursday afternoon
  • Childrens Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) Hem/Onc Pain Medicine Consults
  • University Medical Center /Touro 


Ochsner Clinic Foundation- 4 months

  • Outpatient Pain Medicine
    • Interventional and outpatient clinics
    • Staff - Hazem Eissa, M.D. (PM&R/Pain Medicine), Lesley Walsh, M.D. (Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine), Maged Guirguis, M.D. (Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine), Gassan Chaiban, M.D. (Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine). 
    • Monday-Friday