About the Program

Our fellowship blends formal and informal didactics with full spectrum procedural exposure and hands-on instruction.  Procedural training is comprehensive and surgical, with a focus on cutting-edge interventional techniques including Neuromodulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery, Kyphoplasty and other minimally invasive surgical spine procedures. Our fellows graduate prepared to excel in any practice setting. 

Our fellowship is truly multidisciplinary. Fellows rotate with Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pain Psychology, Anesthesiology, Palliative Care and Integrative medicine- among others- where they learn the latest complementary and alternative therapies for acute and chronic pain.

Trainees have abundant opportunity to participate in research by collaborating with faculty members.

 vcu.pmr.education.programs@vcuhealth.org

How to apply

Prospective applicants must have completed a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Our GME coordinator will contact applicants directly to schedule interviews.

We will be accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the 2022-2023 academic year, and the deadline is March 13, 2022.

Interviews for the 2023-2024 academic year will be held in the mornings on the following dates:

Friday, April 8, 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

The following materials are required for your application to be deemed complete:

  • ERAS application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current CV
  • USMLE (Steps 1-3) or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (for international applicants)

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Program Leadership

Andrew W. Chapman, M.D.

Andrew W. Chapman, M.D.

Program Director

Andrew W. Chapman, M.D.

Andrew W. Chapman, M.D.

Program Director

School of Medicine

Director, Chronic Pain Division
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology
VCU Health

Email: vcu.pmr.education.programs@vcuhealth.org

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Sharon Mann

Sharon Mann

Program Coordinator

Sharon Mann

Sharon Mann

Program Coordinator

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Senior Education Administrator

Phone: (804) 828-8693

Email: Email: vcu.pmr.education.programs@vcuhealth.org

2021 - 2022 Fellows

Harnek Bajaj, MD

Harnek Bajaj, MD

Pain Fellow

Harnek Bajaj, MD

Harnek Bajaj, MD

Pain Fellow

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Harnek.Bajaj@vcuhealth.org
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency Program: VCUHealth Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hobbies: Basketball, hiking, singing, classical Indian instruments (tabla), food, my beloved Nintendo Switch
Fun Fact: I currently carry a Super Mario Bros wallet

J. David Li, MD

J. David Li, MD

Pain Fellow

J. David Li, MD

J. David Li, MD

Pain Fellow

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jialiu.Li@vcuhealth.org
Medical School: Penn State
Residency Program: VCUHealth Anesthesiology
Hobbies: Cooking (but eating more)
Fun Fact: learned how to speak English from watching "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

Connor McElligott, MD

Connor McElligott, MD

Pain Fellow

Connor McElligott, MD

Connor McElligott, MD

Pain Fellow

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Connor.McElligott@vcuhealth.org
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Residency Program: University of Connecticut Emergency Medicine Residency
Hobbies: Travel, jogging, hiking
Fun Fact: I've been to 45/50 states




2020 - 2021 Fellows

Calvin Chen, DO

Calvin Chen, DO

Calvin Chen, DO

Calvin Chen, DO

Fellow Alumni

Practicing at Hawaii Institute of Pain since Summer 2021
https://www.hipain.com/about-us
(808)206-5301
Hawaii Pain East Oahu
1401 South Beretania St., Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96814

Elysha Dinh, MD

Elysha Dinh, MD

Elysha Dinh, MD

Elysha Dinh, MD

Fellow Alumni

Currently practicing at Advanced Pain Management in in Jacksonville, Fl.
https://advancedpainmanagementclinic.com/dr-elysha-dihn/

Joshua Lee, MD

Joshua Lee, MD

Joshua Lee, MD

Joshua Lee, MD

Fellow Alumni

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management at VCU Health since summer 2021