Vice Chair for Pain Medicine: Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc
The UPMC Pain Medicine Program is a multidisciplinary clinical, teaching, and research endeavor spread over seven clinic locations: UPMC St. Margaret, Centre Commons in East Liberty, Oakland campus, Monroeville, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Mercy, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The program is committed to the evaluation and treatment of the entire range of pain, disability, and rehabilitation problems. It offers an interdisciplinary team approach that includes dedicated professionals from various specialties including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychology.
Pain Medicine offers a one-year fellowship program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Fellows rotate through the outpatient services at UPMC St. Margaret, Centre Commons, Oakland campus, Monroeville, and UPMC Passavant and provide inpatient consultation at UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, WPIC, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Cranberry, UPMC Montefiore, and UPMC Presbyterian. The program also has an active and well-funded research arm.
During fiscal year 2015, Pain Medicine Program physicians from the Department of Anesthesiology logged more than 45,000 visits. For more clinical information about the program, please visit our clinical website.