Pain Fellowship at Stony Brook Medicine

Fellowship Program Inquiries updated: 09-11-23
The Stony Brook Pain Fellowship, is a 12-month (August 1 - July 31), ACGME-accredited program that provides a comprehensive curriculum for training the next generation of leaders in Interventional Pain Medicine. Our mission is to provide future practitioners the knowledge and skills needed to practice compassionate independent pain medicine in either academic or private practice.

To incorporate a multi-modal approach to pain management, fellows will rotate with collaborating departments including Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, and Palliative Care.

After completion of training, fellows will be eligible to take the American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine boards, provided they are currently board-certified in their respective specialty.

Weekly Teaching
Fellows have protected weekly teaching time throughout the year, regardless of their clinical responsibilities.

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday morning from 7:00 - 8:00 am, fellows will have weekly didactic sessions. A wide array of topics will be covered based ABA and ACGME objectives. Other topics during these days will be Journal Club, Board Review and Business Management.

During the other core rotations such as Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, and Palliative Care, the didactic schedule may differ.

Every Wednesday morning from 7:00 - 8:00 am there is Anesthesiology Grand Rounds, which fellows are invited to attend.

Salary and Educational Allowance
Stony Brook Hospital Fellows receive a salary according to their PGY status.

Fellows are given a generous educational allowance to help support their learning. More information can be found on Stony Brook's GME website.

Conferences We encourage our fellows to attend local and national conferences in order to meet other leaders in Pain Medicine. Some conferences that fellows may wish to attend are:

  • New York & New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians' Pain Medicine Symposium
  • North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Annual Pain Medicine Meeting
  • American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting

Our Pain Fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for fellowships. Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applications are accepted on ERAS from December 1 through April 15.

Program Director
Amit K. Kaushal, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Program Director, Stony Brook Pain Medicine Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology,
Renaissance School of Medicine,
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8480

Please email all pain fellowship queries to the Fellowship Coordinator, Diane Towler at


Current Fellows
Roman Patwary, DO
2023 Resident Graduate,
SUNY Downstate Department of Anesthesiology
Evan Cohen, DO
2023 Resident Graduate,
Johns Hopkins PM&R

Past Fellows
Elizabeth Watson, MD
2022 Resident Graduate,
Stony Brook Department of Anesthesiology

Additional Links
Sample Contract
Benefits Summary
Salary Scale