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The Cooper University Hospital Pain Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited 12-month program at a 500-bed tertiary trauma center in Camden, New Jersey and an ambulatory surgery center in Voorhees, New Jersey. There is one position offered each year to candidates that have graduated from an ACGME-accredited residency in anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation. The fellowship specializes in the multidisciplinary management of patients suffering from acute, chronic, and cancer pain. Rotations include neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, palliative care/oncology, neuroradiology, and psychiatry, in addition to months spent in the acute and chronic pain clinics.
The faculty consists of board certified pain management physicians, a neurology board certified pain management physician, and advanced practice nurses. On average, the institution performs over 3,000 interventional pain procedures, including spinal cord stimulation trials, intrathecal implantation, radiofrequency ablation, and intradiscal procedures. The clinics have over 4,500 visits per year for acute and chronic pain consultations. In addition, approximately 60 inpatient consults for acute, chronic, and postsurgical pain are seen per month.
The pain management fellow participates in the training of medical students, interns, and residents in all specialties for chronic pain management.
Our research department and laboratory, led by a PhD director, is at the cutting edge of pain management providing opportunities to develop research for those that are interested. Special areas of interest include the utilization of ketamine and its active metabolites in the treatment of chronic regional pain syndrome and we are in the process of applying for an NIH grant. We are also very excited to announce the anticipated start of our own 4-year medical school, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Director: Michael Sabia, M.D.
Contact: Sharon E. Christopher, Coordinator
Address: Cooper University Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103