Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

OSU Medical Center

Pain Management Fellowship

Program Description

The fellowship program will be a one year subspecialty training program structured to develop the clinical, analytical and interventional skills required to be a successful pain management consultant. The program will serve as a solid foundation for lifelong learning and development of the practitioner's pain management skills.

The program is designed to train two fellows each year. The first year the program is offered it is anticipated that only one fellow position will be filled to allow for the orderly establishment of the program. Fellows will gain experience in all aspects of pain management therapies including medication, osteopathic manipulation, behavioral, physical medicine and interventional treatments. The fellow will rotate at several facilities to ensure a broad and complete experience is offered to maximize learning. Acute and post operative pain management rotations will be at the OSU Medical Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital inpatient facilities. Cancer pain management rotation will be at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Pain Management of Tulsa outpatient facilities. Chronic pain management rotations will primarily be at Pain Management of Tulsa. A fellow pain management clinic will allow the pain management fellow to actively evaluate and treat ongoing patients under the direct supervision of an attending physician.

During the fellowship, there is an emphasis on interventional pain medicine training. Fellows will learn indications, contraindications, relevant anatomy and safe techniques for interventional pain treatments. Fellows will develop competence in neuro-axial and regional interventional pain therapies. The fellow will develop competence in advanced pain management treatments including central and peripheral neuromodulation, intrathecal system implantation and management, radiofrequency neurolysis, vertebral augmentation, sympathetic ganglia blockade and neurolysis, major and minor joint injections and Botox therapy for spasticity and migraines.

There will be training in advanced pain diagnostic techniques including, provocative cervical and lumbar discography, selective nerve root blocks, diagnostic sympathetic ganglia blocks, trial intrathecal medications (opioids, baclofen and ziconotide), trial peripheral and central neuromodulation, epidurography and arthrography.

The fellow will have exposure to rotations in diagnostic radiology, pain psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulation.


The fellow will alternate between inpatient consultation service, outpatient clinic, interventional procedures and implantation surgery.

Inpatient Consultation Service, Acute Pain Service (8 am -5 pm): 13 Weeks

Outpatient Clinic, Interventional Procedures, Implantation Surgery (8 am -5 pm): 27 Weeks

Rotations: Diagnostic Radiology, 2 Weeks Pain Psychology, 2 Weeks Osteopathic Manipulation, 2 Weeks Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2 Weeks

Off Service: 4 Weeks Vacation/Sick Days Elective Rotation in Palliative Medicine Manufacturers Courses


Anesthesia Department Meeting, OSU Medical Center Journal Club


The fellow will present a power point presentation each month on a pain management topic selected by the program director in a selected venue.


Primary weekday telephone call every other week Primary weekend call every other weekend


The fellow will submit for publication in a peer reviewed journal one paper as a requirement for completion of their fellowship.

OSU Medical Center Pain Management Teaching Faculty

Daniel G. Morris, D.O., Board Certified, Anesthesiology/Pain Management
C. Scott Anthony, D.O., Board Certified, AnesthesiologylPain Management
Traci White, M.D., Board Certified, Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Brian Torgerson, M.D., Board Certified, AnesthesiologylPain Management
Kalvin White, D.O., Board Certified, Anesthesiology

Application Process

Required documents when applying for fellowship:

  • A complete AOA application for post graduate education.
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians who have observed you during your training.
  • A copy of part I, II and III and COMLEX or USMLE board scores.
  • An official osteopathic medical school transcript to include GPA & Class Rank
  • A personal statement regarding your interest in this specialty.
  • A return address for regular mail
  • An e-mail address,
  • Phone numbers to contact you
  • Your AOA number
  • A passport size picture.
  • A copy of our medical school diploma

Mail application and required documents to:

OSU Medical Center
Graduate Medical Education
744 W. 9th St.
Tulsa, OK 74127

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Contact Information

Daniel G. Morris, D.O.
Pain Management
Program Director

Brenda J. Davidson, M.S.
GME Manager

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