Pain Medicine Fellowship

Program Director Welcome

University of Virginia Lynn Kohan, MD, Anesthesiology Pain Management Division Chief

Lynn Kohan, MD
Pain Management Division Chief
Program Director

Welcome to the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology’s ACGME-Accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship (AAPM), and thank you for your interest. Using a wide breadth of clinical experience as well as an immersive and tailored didactic program, our goal is to train the future educators, innovators, and thought-leaders in pain management.

Clinical experience within the one-year fellowship includes core rotations through the Fontaine Pain Management Center (clinic and interventions), Monticello Surgery Center (interventions), Main hospital (inpatient pain service), and the OR (surgical interventions). The Fontaine Pain Management Center is the recent recipient of the American Pain Society Center of Excellence designation. In addition, fellows rotate within each of their non-core specialties (Neurology, Anesthesia/Airway, PMR, Psychiatry).

The University of Virginia Pain Medicine fellowship has a well-rounded and immersive didactic component that includes system-based pathophysiology, anatomy, ultrasound, journal clubs, problem-based learning, board review, morbidity and mortality conferences, research, simulation and hands-on courses. Pain medicine course topics encompass neuromodulation, kyphoplasty, and Peripheral nerve stimulation cadaver courses. We strive to provide fellows with the insights and skills to manage complex pain management cases. Our fellows develop the aptitude to perform quality improvement projects and research that ultimately improve pain medicine patient outcomes.

Pain medicine fellows are expected to complete at least one academic project with a faculty mentor during their fellowship year. Our faculty members have a wide and representative expertise in many areas of pain medicine and are willing to facilitate and promote the research process with a variety of different research ideas and ongoing projects. Thank you for your interest in the fellowship program and we hope to hear from you soon.


How to Apply for the Pain Medicine Fellowship

Apply to ERAS for the Pain Medicine Fellowship

Apply to ERAS here

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The Fellowship in Pain Medicine accepts six fellows annually. Please apply through ERAS for the Pain Medicine Fellowship.

Note: We have filled all of our ACGME accredited fellowship positions for the 2024-25 academic cycle.  We will begin reviewing applications for the 2025-26 cycle beginning in March of 2024.

For Questions about the Pain Medicine Fellowship, please contact us:


Apply to ERAS for the Pain Medicine Fellowship

Apply to ERAS here

Apply here


Contacts and Important Information

Please review the important fellowship program details in the sections above. We would also like to request a “Current Photo” which can be sent electronically to the fellowship coordinator.  This helps our faculty when interviewing.

For additional information, please contact the fellowship program director, Dr. Lynn Kohan or the Pain Medicine Fellowship Coordinator, Lisa Morton, by phone at 434.924-9454. or by email at:

University of Virginia Pain Management Division Kyphoplasty Cadaver Lab with Fellows at the January 2020 Workshop.Cadaver Lab with Fellows at the January 2020 Workshop