Anesthesiology Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship

Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine

The ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Management consists of a 12-month period of training in which the fellow will participate in patient care on both the outpatient and inpatient pain management services. In the last year, patient visits increased by 13% and this is expected to continue to grow. During this time, we also provided 1,290 new patient consults, 5,123 follow-up visits, performed 3,043 procedural interventions and conducted 1,069 behavioral medicine visits.

Our Vision

Our vision for this fellowship is to provide advanced training in multidisciplinary pain management by providing highest quality education in order to improve the quality of life and function in patients with acute and chronic pain. In addition we hope our fellows leave us with a strong foundation for life long scholarship, professional development and personal wellness.

About The Director

Joseph Poli M.D.

Dr. Joseph Poli serves both as the Director of our Acute Pain Service at Strong Memorial Hospital as well as the Program Director for our Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship within the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the University of Rochester. He completed his anesthesiology residency at URMC and subsequently went on to complete his pain medicine fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. 

Dr. Poli has been a popular instructor for a number of national and local hands-on cadaver & live model interventional workshops focused on both regional anesthesia and advanced chronic pain procedures. In addition, he has been an invited speaker at numerous institutional departments on such topics of perioperative pain control and neuromodulation. His interests include utilizing innovative methods and novel minimally invasive therapies to combat the opioid crisis in Upstate New York while extending the provision of care to our more underserved areas.