Transitional/Chronic Pain Management (TGH)

Toronto General Hospital

(2 positions per year)

Clinical Curriculum

This is a 6 to 12 month fellowship offered to Anesthesiologists who are interested in comprehensive pain management. The candidate will work in the Transitional Pain Service Clinic, the Wasser Pain Management Centre and the Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Program. These are  multidisciplinary clinics which involve various specialties: Anesthesiologists, Psychologists, specialists in Addiction Medicine, Neurologists, Physiotherapists, Geneticists, Social Workers and Nurse Practitioners. The fellow will spend 4 days per week performing clinical duties, which may or may not include working in the operating room one day/week. There are also rotations that include 1) Cancer non-palliative pain service; 2) Addiction Medicine 3) Physiatry; 4) Interventional Chronic Pain program (various anesthetic blocks including fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided techniques); 5) psychologists-psychiatrists; 6) palliative program and 7) rehabilitation program (functional restoration program and cognitive behaviour program).

Call Duties

Fellows may participate in general emergency on-call duties in the operating room at a frequency of approximately 4-5 calls per month.


There are numerous research projects conducted by the faculty within the many disciplines. The fellows are expected to be involved in at least one research project during their annual rotation. They are also expected to present at least one topic during one of the educational rounds.


The Transitional Pain Service Clinic and the Wasser Pain Management Centre are a hub sites of the Toronto Academic Medicine Institute and are affiliated with the University of Toronto, Centre for Study of Pain (UTCSP). There are various educational programs including the rounds for the UTCSP, educational rounds in Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Wasser Pain Management Centre and the Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Rounds in Toronto Western Hospital.

Applications and Enquires

Please send an updated curriculum vitae and letter of intent to:

Plesae express your interest in the training year.

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