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Interventional Spine, Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship

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Interventional Spine, Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship

The Rochester Regional Health Interventional Spine, Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to receive spine, pain medicine, cancer pain, cancer rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal medicine graduate training through our fellowship program. We have an integrated, interdisciplinary practice, including Physiatrists, Anesthesiologists, Physical Therapists, Neurosurgeons, and Behavioral Health providers.

Our fellows are trained comprehensively - we focus not only on fluoroscopically and ultrasound-guided procedural techniques, but also on diagnostics, physical examination, spine and overall wellness, radiographic interpretation, pharmacologic therapies, and more. Fellows have opportunities to work in palliative care, radiology, physical therapy, and integrative medicine. 

Goals of the Fellowship

  • To train the next generation of comprehensive pain and spine specialists
  • To educate fellows in the full spectrum of care
  • To contribute to the continued development of clinical research in these areas


Fluoroscopically-Guided Procedures include:

  • Facet Joint Directed Injections (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar (C-T-L))
  • Medial Branch Blocks (C-T-L)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medial Branch Nerves (C-T-L and SI)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections (Caudal, C-T-L Interlaminar, and C-T-L Transforaminal)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Intra-Articular Joint Injections
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Trigeminal Nerve Blocks and Ablation
  • Vertebral Body Augmentation (Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty/Sacroplasty)
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (Trial & Implant)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery (Trial & Implant)
  • Interspinous Spacers
  • Interventional Cancer Pain/Neurolysis

Ultrasound-Guided Interventions include:

  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Tendon/Ligament Injections

Scholarly activity is required. Fellows are active participants in clinical research and writing. Fellows participate in a monthly Spine Conference, pain and spine research meetings, Neuroradiology conference, and cadaver workshops. Fellows are also involved with resident and medical student education.

Physicians who are in good standing in a clinical American Board of Medical Specialities (ABMS) residency are eligible to apply.

This is a non-ACGME fellowship. After completion of the fellowship, candidates will be eligible to sit for the following boards:

  1. American Board of Pain Medicine
  2. American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians

Please send all materials to:

Nancy Stuhlmiller
Program Coordinator
1555 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14626
P (585) 368-3002
F (585) 368-3838
[email protected]

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Meet Dr. Hemant Kalia

Hemant Kalia, MD, MPH
Interventional Spine Fellowship
Program Director