Message from the Director

John HanlonJohn Hanlon

Welcome to the Pain Medicine sub-specialty residency training program at the University of Toronto, administered through the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine!

Pain Medicine is a 2-year medical subspecialty concerned with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation of patients with acute and chronic cancer and non-cancer pain. After successful completion of the residency training and sub-specialty exam, trainees certification in Pain Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

Our residency training program launched in 2016 and is fully accredited by the RCPSC. The University of Toronto program offers an unmatched learning environment enabled by our outstanding faculty, research productivity, hospital facilities and large, diverse patient population.


For more information or application information, contact us at:

John Hanlon  MSc MD FRCPC
Director, Pain Medicine Residency Program
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
P: 416 978 6647 
E:  john.hanlon@utoronto.ca

Pilar Barrios
Program Coordinator
P: 416 978-6710
E:  residency.painmedicine@utoronto.ca