Pain Management Fellowship


Fellows are trained at the UM Pain Center under the direction of Akwasi Amponsah, M.D. Fellows are typically graduates from accredited anesthesiology residency programs. However, because of multidisciplinary nature of pain management, graduates from other programs, such as neurology and PMR, are also encouraged to apply for the fellowship training in our Pain Center.
Fellowship training lasts for 12 months for each class. The fellows spend three to four months in each of our three major training hospitals: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Sylvester Cancer Center and Miami VA Hospital.

Application Information

To download application, please click here


Must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited program in anesthesiology, neurology or PMR.

For the fellowship manual, please click here

Contact Us

Akwasi Amponsah, M.D.
Program Director
Pain Management Fellowship
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami School of Medicine
Email: Akwasi Amponsah, MD

Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
Fellowship Coordinator
(305) 585-1191, 2-1

For additional information, please click on the link for Jackson Memorial Hospital

2014 American Academy of Pain Medicine Excellence Award


The American Academy of Pain Medicine is pleased to announce the 2014 recipient of the Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
The Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami (JMH/UM) Pain Medicine Fellowship Program accepts three fellows each year from diverse backgrounds, including anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and psychiatry. The goal of the program is to train pain fellows in the comprehensive assessment and management of pain, utilizing a multimodal, interdisciplinary approach. The fellows receive clinical training in four diverse clinical sites and environments, that include University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, the UM HC/ Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Comprehensive Pain and Rehabilitation Center at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center and The UHealth Institute for Advanced Pain Management. This allows the fellows to be trained in a full spectrum of expertise in pain medicine through exposure to a diverse variety of patients, of approaches, and of therapeutic management strategies.
AAPM extends its congratulations to Constantine Sarantopoulos, MD, Program Director, the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami (JMH/UM) Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and its staff. The program will be honored at AAPM’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-8, 2014.