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Division of Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine

In line with current trends, in December 2020 the Pain Service at URMC was separated into two distinct service lines – the Acute Pain Service and the Chronic Pain Service - each led and staffed by faculty with advanced training their respective fields.  The URMC Acute Pain Service embraces the motto “It Takes All of Us”, as a young team of expertly trained faculty and one NP working together to optimize operational workflow and build a high-quality consistent service.  Our ongoing effort to restructure the APS resident and fellow education includes multidisciplinary collaborations, conferences, QI initiatives, and research projects throughout the institution. 

Pain and pain management modalities profoundly affect post-operative and post-trauma outcomes, and significantly impact the patient experience. Postoperative pain management has a substantial effect on postoperative complications, length of stay (LOS), and costs. Acute Pain Services have demonstrated immense proven value, including but not limited to: decreased LOS, decreased pulmonary/cardiac complications, decreased postoperative nausea/vomiting (PONV), improved mobility, decreased readmission rates, increased OR efficiency, and in some cases, decreased incidence of persistent postoperative pain. 

The URMC Acute Pain Service aims to optimize functional recovery in addition to improving pain scores by collaborating closely with our surgical colleagues to provide patient- and family- centered care, keeping in mind each individual patient’s postoperative/post-trauma goals of care.

Meet Our Amazing Team

(Corey Tong, MD, Sakina Nayaz, MD, Rachel Stahl, MD, Kaitlyn Mitchell, MD, Danielle Lindenmuth MD, MBA, Sarah Jaffe, MS, NP-C, Tasker Gundy, MD)