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  1. Department Chair Dr Homer Yang Medical Director and Pain Fellowship Coordinator, The Ottawa Hospital Pain Clinic Dr. Catherine Smyth Pain Clinic Staff: Dr. Tania DiRenna Dr. George Evans Dr. Yvette Grabowski Dr. Geraint Lewis Dr. Howard Nathan Dr. Dennis Reid Dr. Catherine Smyth Dr. Linda Wynne Positions Available One (1) Length of Training 12 months preferable Department of Anesthesiology Chronic Pain Fellowship 1053 Carling Avenue Dept. of Anesthesiology, Room B309 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4E9 Phone: 613.761.4940 Fax: 613.761.5032 Email: hyang@ottawahospital.on.ca csmyth@ottawahospital.on.ca

  2. The Ottawa Hospital The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is a tertiary care, university-affiliated, teaching hospital on three campuses (Civic, General and Riverside). Pain Clinic Staff TOH Pain Clinic is staffed by 8-10 experienced anesthesiologists from both the Civic and General campuses. We are assisted by RNs, RPN’s and clerical workers. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with medical staff from Palliative care, Diagnostic Imaging and allied health professionals from The Rehabilitation Centre Pain Program. Clinical Exposure Fellows will become experts at diagnosing, managing and treating (counselling, pharmacotherapy and interventions) chronic pain and cancer pain. The fellow will be exposed to both inpatient and outpatient pain consultations. Interventional techniques offered in TOH Pain Clinic include but are not limited to: basic steroid injections, fluoroscopic-guided blocks (e.g. celiac plexus, lumbar sympathetic), radiofrequency ablation, intraspinal catheters for cancer pain, intraspinal drug trials and spinal cord stimulation. The pain clinic is well equipped with monitors, C-arm, radiolucent X-Ray table, ultrasound machine, radiofrequency ablation machine, nerve stimulator, and cryoprobe. Photo by RJ (previous pain fellow) TOH Pain Clinc The Pain Clinic at TOH is a new facility recently opened in the critical care wing of the General campus. It is a 4,500 square foot space divided into a lead-lined fluoro suite, 7 exam/treatment rooms, 4 bed recovery area, central work station and reception/office area. It is designed for multiple physicians, residents, and fellow to work and collaborate in an interactive environment. Dr. Maan Kattan with Dr. Geraint Lewis Organization In general, the fellow will be assigned three (3) days per week in the Pain Clinic, one (1) day per week in the OR administering anesthetics and one (1) day per week for academic activities and research. Rotation through the Acute Pain Service is also incorporated into the fellowship. Photo by RJ (previous pain fellow)