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Fellowship Training Program:
Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Medicine
at Seattle Children's Hospital


The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington offer a fellowship in pediatric pain medicine. This fellowship is 12 months in duration, focused on the assessment and treatment of acute, recurrent, chronic, and palliative pain problems in infants, children, and adolescents.

The eligible candidate should have completed ACGME approved residency in anesthesiology, pediatrics, or a related field. Fellows are an integral part of the interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Team at Seattle Children’s, where they obtain skills in evaluation, prevention, and treatment of acute, recurrent, chronic, and cancer pain amongst pediatric patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. There are rotations at the University of Washington’s Center for Pain Relief and the Pain Medicine Program at Harborview Medical Center, which includes experience with adult patients and development of interventional skills. Although not a principal focus of the fellowship, clinical and translational research opportunities are also available.

Fellowship Faculty

Program Structure

There are two distinct structures to the program, both focused on one year training experiences.

  1. For anesthesiologists, the trainee is in a faculty-fellow role. Sixty percent of the time is dedicated exclusively to training, while forty percent involves the provision of clinical service.
  2. Other physicians are in an advanced post-medical graduate role and the entire focus is on training.