Pain Medicine Fellowship

The Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a broad based clinical experience including, but not limited to:

Our fellowship trains and mentors future pain management physicians to excel both clinically, and in the fields of education and research. We are committed to providing the highest quality experience and education for each of our fellows. The fellowship is ACGME-accredited and we offer two positions each year. Given our clinical volume, our fellows have an abundance of experience and personalized training. The Department of Anesthesiology provides excellence in both expertise of faculty and diversity of training experiences. 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.


Madhuri Are, MD
Chief, Division of Pain Management
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine)
Chris Cornett, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kimberley Haynes-Henson, MD, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director  
Medical Director, Pain Management Program
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine)
Michael Lankhorst, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine)
Thomas A. Nicholas IV, MD
Director, Acute Pain Service
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Angie Rakes, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine)
Lindsay Seim, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Pain Management Program
Pariwat Thaisetthawatkul, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Michael Weaver, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Matthew White, MD
Chief, Division of Neuroradiology
Professor, Department of Radiology

Lecture Series:

Pain Medicine fellows participate in didactic lectures and conferences while on each rotation. Lectures include education related to assessment and evaluation of pain, treatment of pain, interventional procedures, fluoroscopy safety, medication management, psychiatric co-morbidities, neurology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain anatomy and physiology, surgical options, and research. A bi-monthly conference in multidisciplinary quality improvement and formal journal club 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.

Rotation Roster:

Chronic Pain

Acute Pain


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Psychology

The Application Process:

Those applicants selected for a formal interview will be invited to visit during the summer months (June/July).

For more information regarding the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, please contact:

UNMC Pain Medicine Fellowship
984455 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4455
Phone: 402-559-7353
Fax: 402-559-7372