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Pediatric Pain Fellowship

The George Washington and Children's National Hospital Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program, that offers six dedicated months of pediatric pain medicine at Children's National Hospital and six months of practice split between GW and the DC Veteran's Affairs Hospitals and clinics. Completion of the fellowship affords eligibility for the ABA and ABPMR board certification in Pain Medicine.

Fellows will be assigned to Children's National for six months of pediatric pain medicine practice in the Children's National Pediatric Pain Clinic, caring for both in-patient and out-patient patients. Other experiences will include child neurology headache clinic, acute pain medicine and acupuncture. One month of elective time is afforded to the pediatric pain-focused fellow.

The fellows accepted to the fellowship are individuals with a strong interest in the academic practice of pediatric pain medicine (and pediatric anesthesia when applicable).

We are looking for candidates who share our passion for pediatric chronic pain and are determined to make the practice of pediatric chronic pain a significant part of their career. Fellows will be prepared for independent practice following graduation. In addition to clinical experience, robust didactics provide the requisite knowledge to inform cutting edge clinical practice.

How to Apply

When completing your ERAS application, please be sure to address in your personal statement the following:

  • Identify yourself as a candidate who would like to be considered for the Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Explain how you developed your interest in caring for children with chronic pain
  • Identify some of your plans after fellowship

Contact Information

For questions about the Pediatric Pain Medicine Fellowship, please email our fellowship coordinator, Yasemin Guven, or call 202-715-4750. You can also email the Children's National Site Director, Elisha Peterson, M.D.

Learn more information about the fellowship here.