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About the Program

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Pain Medicine Fellowship program.

This program offers four 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship positions for board eligible or certified anesthesiologists, neurologists, physiatrists, and psychiatrists. Applications are accepted through ERAS starting in December of each year.

Mission Statement

To provide evidence-based, exemplary education in multidisciplinary pain management to serve our patients in the best possible way, and to develop future leaders that will advance the field of pain management.

Program Aims

  1. Create well-trained pain medicine physicians who can provide state-of-the-art medical care and will become leaders in their field.
  2. Provide the foundation for lifelong learning and practice in pain medicine.
  3. Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate medical literature, new pharmacologic and technical procedures, and the application of new techniques to patients with painful conditions.
  4. Develop pain medicine physicians who will provide ethical pain care driven by what is best for the patient rather than financial considerations alone.
  5. Develop pain medicine physicians who will constantly strive to improve understanding of pain and its treatment.

The goal of the fellowship program is for the fellow to be exposed to the advanced interdisciplinary evaluation and management of acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain, and to procedures related to the treatment of these patients.
Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to function as an independent, board eligible Pain Management Physician and Consultant, competent in the interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment (including advanced interventional techniques) of complicated and routine pain problems.

We provide multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of the full spectrum of ambulatory pain patients. To do this effectively, we have a facility and staff dedicated to pain management.

We know that ongoing pain changes a person's life in all areas, and we are here to help. Our approach is individualized treatment because we know every person experiences pain in a different way. Our team of pain specialists looks at the whole person to evaluate the pain problem and develop a plan with the patient and their referring physician to improve their quality of life and pain control. We are unique because we bring together a dedicated group of professionals to provide state-of-the-art pain assessment and treatment, research into new treatments, and coordination with patients’ health care providers.

As the only academic pain center in Iowa, we bring expertise to all pain patients. We provide consultation to patients and physicians not just in Iowa City, but throughout Iowa and beyond. We provide leadership and education in the field of pain medicine for our patients, our colleagues, and our region.

Tejinder Swaran Singh, portrait

Tejinder Swaran Singh, MBBS, FRCA
Clinical Associate Professor
Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director