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Pain Medicine Fellowship Program-At-A-Glance

The Pain Management Fellowship Program is affiliated to the Department of Anesthesiology and is a 12 month ACGME accredited experience based at Baystate Medical Center. The fellowship offers a longitudinal experience in multidisciplinary pain management and provides comprehensive training in acute, chronic, cancer pain management with a strong emphasis on Interventional Pain Management.The Pain Center is well equipped with an onsite Fluoroscopic suite and state of the art  ultrasound machine for interventional procedures and Operating Room facility at the main hospital for Spinal Implants.

Fellowship Director: Poornachandran Manikantan, MD email:

Fellowship Coordinator: Maria Lopez email: phone: 800-959-4233 or 413-794-4326

Program Statistics

  • Facility: Pain Center located within the campus
  • Number of fellows: 3
  • Number of Faculty: 11
  • Number of Interventionalists: 10
  • Specialties Involved: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry

Baystate Statistics

  • Tertiary care referral center
  • Level 1 trauma center
  • Hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 20

Departmental Statistics (annual)

  • Pain Center outpatient visits: >13000
  • Interventional Procedures: > 5000
  • Medical Management: > 3400
  • Acute Pain Patients: >2600


Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary -  PG4:  $64,600
  • 4 weeks vacation/year | 1 week for educational conference
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Fellows share an office with a dedicated computer for each fellow
  • Comprehensive electronic patient record/Office dictations via escription.
  • On-campus Library with robust e-medicine resources (up-to-date, Ovid, Science direct etc)
  • Access to Tufts online library