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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pain Medicine Fellowship

Learn more about the Pain Medicine Fellowship.

We are committed to providing each fellow with the highest quality experience and education through our ACGME-accredited fellowship with both faculty expertise and a diversity of training experiences.

Our fellowship trains and mentors future pain management physicians to excel both clinically and in the fields of education and research. We offer a broad-based clinical experience that includes such environments as:

  • Acute pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Interventional procedures
  • Multidisciplinary pain medicine
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery rotation

We offer three positions each year. Clinical training takes place through UNMC's primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, whose large clinical volume provides our fellows with abundant experience and personalized training. 

Fellows participate in pain training that varies depending on their level of expertise as soon as they begin training. Our fellows exceed the minimal requirements of pain procedures established for sub-certification in Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Pain Medicine fellows participate in didactic lectures and conferences while on each rotation. A formal journal club and a bimonthly conference in multidisciplinary quality improvement are required, as well as weekly conferences of fellow reading and journal club and multidisciplinary research conference. Fellows also take part in cadaver labs each year, as available, and a learning project involving a Grand Rounds presentation or other acceptable project.

Rotations

  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Psychology

Lecture Series

  • Pain assessment, evaluation
  • Pain treatment
  • Interventional procedures
  • Fluoroscopy safety
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric co-morbidities
  • Neurology
  • Physical medicine, rehabilitation
  • Pain anatomy, physiology
  • Surgical options
  • Research

Application Process

  • Positions available each academic year: 3
  • All applicants who have successfully completed an Anesthesiology, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Psychiatry residency at an ACGME-accredited residency program and are interested in Pain Medicine are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are accepted through ERAS only. We participate in the NRMP for placement of our Pain Medicine Fellowship positions and submit our rank list in compliance with their deadlines.
  • Those applicants selected for a formal interview will be extended an invitation during the summer months (June/July).

Chronic Pain Faculty

Robert Lieberman Professor in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Cancer Pain Medicine, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Chronic Pain Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Associate Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor
Chronic Pain Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Chronic Pain Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Acute Pain Services Faculty

Director, Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine (RAAPM) Fellowship Program, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor
Director of Anesthesiology, Lauritzen Outpatient Center/Fritch Surgery Center, Nebraska Medicine
Director, Outreach and Fundraising, Strategic Plan
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Section Head, Anesthesia for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Nebraska Medicine
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Anesthesiologist
Director of Anesthesiology, Bellevue Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Perioperative Evaluation and Care Clinic, Nebraska Medicine
Critical Care Anesthesiologist

Associate Director, Residency Program for Rotations and Operations, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Anesthesiology Quality Assurance Committee
Associate Professor
Section Head, Abdominal Organ Transplant Anesthesiology, Nebraska Medicine
Multispecialty Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Director of Anesthesiology, Village Pointe Health Center, Nebraska Medicine
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Perioperative Quality & Safety/NERAS, Nebraska Medicine
Section Head, Complex Abdominopelvic & Enhanced Recovery
Multispecialty Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine

Current Fellows

Graeme Boyter, DO

Medical School - A.T. Still University Kirksville Residency University of Nebraska Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Residency - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Graeme Boyter, DO, headshot
Robert Muelleman, MD

Medical School - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency - University of Nebraska Medical Center

Robert Muelleman, MD
Peter Ricci Pellegrino, MD, PhD

Medical School - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Critical Care

Peter Ricci Pellegrino, MD, PhD