Center for Pain Management is a multidisciplinary pain medicine practice with multiple locations across Indiana. The organization was founded in 1992 by Edward Kowlowitz, MD. All of the practice’s pain physicians are ABA board certified in anesthesiology and have added qualifications in pain management. Annually, the Center’s physicians complete 50,000 outpatient visits, evaluate 4,000 new patients, conduct 10,000 interventional procedures and place 400+ spinal cord stimulators.
Center for Pain Management is excited to introduce a multidisciplinary chronic pain fellowship program. All our procedures, including implants, are performed in the Center’s dedicated licensed ambulatory surgical centers. Our Fellowship, although not currently ACGME accredited, will provide a diverse experience in the treatment of all spinal diagnoses, CRPS, fibromyalgia, cancer and non-cancer acute and chronic pain syndromes which will prepare Candidates for clinical practice and board certification (other than the ABA exam).
The Fellowship Program focuses on both the clinical evaluation and decision making necessary for appropriate patient selection and the procedural skills required to be technically proficient across all aspects of interventional pain procedures. The training encompasses diagnostic nerve blocks, CTL, ESI’s, MBB’s, RFA’s, SCS and DRG neuromodulation including full implantation of leads and IPG’s, IT pumps and the management of complex drug regiments and infusion therapy including sub anesthetic ketamine and lidocaine therapies to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from chronic pain.
The Center’s philosophy maintains that responsible oral opioid therapy is an ethical responsibility of our discipline and that any physician identifying himself or herself as a pain management physician needs to provide, or oversee the provision of that service to his or her patients. All Fellows will be trained and will become proficient in evaluating and managing the medical and psychosocial aspects of pain, psychological aspects of chronic pain, and dual diagnosis of pain and addiction.
The Center’s Fellowship Program is 12 months. Fellows will work under the supervision of each of the Center’s board-certified physicians on a rotational basis throughout the program to ensure maximum exposure to varied perspectives in the treatment of chronic pain conditions. Time will be divided approximately 50% completing interventional procedures and 50% in the clinical environment evaluating patients. Fellows will work with the Center’s ancillary clinical team including PhD psychologists, physical therapists, nurse practioners and physician assistants. Additionally, Fellows will complete a didactic program similar to the requirements of all ACGME programs.
The Center’s Fellowship Program is non-ACGME accredited but may become accredited in the future. Successful Fellows are expected to have the ability to pass pain board certifications (other than the ABA) and would be strongly considered for employment at the Center’s existing facilities and/ or De novo practices commensurate with their abilities and expertise. Qualified candidates are required to have a current full unrestricted Indiana State Medical License and active DEA number. Completion of residency in Anesthesiology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is also required for the program. A salary will be provided for the 12 month Fellowship.
The Fellowship Program will begin as soon as qualified Candidates are selected. To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to:
c/o Center for Pain Management
8805 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Or, complete the form on this page and electronically submit a letter of interest and CV.