In response to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, WFBH Pain Medicine Leaders will plan to conduct candidate interviews remotely via Webex, Skype, Zoom, etc., with the possibility of touring the main campus later this summer.   Candidates will be invited to interview via email, in the upcoming weeks.   Thank you for your patience in this matter.  We will periodically update our page as information and guidance changes.
Wake Forest School of Medicine offers five Pain Medicine Fellowship opportunities every year. Pain medicine fellows perform procedures in a variety of clinical settings. They are also encouraged to participate in ongoing research opportunities and get exposure to regular conferences and didactics.

Robert Hurley Pain Medicine Fellowship

Photo: Robert Hurley, MD, PhD, FASA, Executive Director, Pain Shared Service Line and Associate Dean of Faculty Development


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Health is a multi-hospital academic health system.  The fellows rotate at our outpatient Pain and Spine Centers in Winston-Salem, Clemmons, High Point and Lexington.  These facilities all have in office fluoroscopy suites for basic and advanced pain and spine interventional therapies.  In addition, we implant spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, interspinous spacers, intrathecal pumps and perform kyphoplasties, sacroplasties and RF tumor ablation in the operating rooms in our ASCs and other Outpatient OR facilities

Program Goals

  • Foster a thorough understanding of the breadth and depth of the specialty of Pain and Spine Medicine
  • Provide compassionate, appropriate, and effective analgesic care for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain
  • Prepare fellows to function as well-qualified, independent specialists in pain and spine medicine.