Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship

Oscar de Leon-Casasola.

“Training in our fellowship, you’ll care for patients at two distinct clinical training sites, gaining proficiency with a broad variety of pain management techniques,” says Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD, program director.

Our pain medicine fellowship is an American Board of Anesthesiology-approved training program. Our curriculum offers a wide exposure to acute, cancer and chronic pain.

The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) provides a high census of chronic pain patients. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center offers management of cancer pain, postoperative pain and palliative care.

The pain fellow participates in all of the above routines. The fellow assists the attending in the training of pain residents and is required to submit at least one case report or one review article during his/her fellowship year.

Fellows may participate in selected clinical trials. Basic research experience is also available. Research is supervised by Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD.

Six months of intensive cancer pain-management training is provided at Roswell Park, where the fellows gain experience in spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and intrathecal pump implantations and therapy. Fellows also spend time with pain psychologists, neurologists and rehabilitation physicians to understand the basis for a multidisciplinary and multimodal practice style.

Fellows who complete one year of training in pain medicine are eligible to take the American Board of Anesthesiology special certifying examination in pain management provided they have previously become board-certified anesthesiologists.

How to Apply

Our program does not participate in ERAS.

Interested applicants may forward their resume and a universal application to our training program administrator.

Application Deadline

March 25

Program Director

deLeon-Casasola, Oscar

Oscar deLeon-Casasola, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Dept. of Anesthesiology Elm and Carlton Streets Buffalo, NY 14263

Phone: (716) 845-3240; Fax: (716) 845-8518


Training Program Administrator

Iris Benz.

Iris Benz

Fellowship Training Program Administrator (TPA)

Department of Anesthesiology

77 Goodell Street, Suite 550, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6106