Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship

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The Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited one-year fellowship. Our pain medicine fellowship is a one-year program dedicated to advanced training in the management of acute, chronic, and oncology related painful conditions presenting in a busy metropolitan hospital.

The fellows rotations are on the acute and clinic pain services as well as the departments of Neurology, PMR and Psychiatry. Our hospital is a 412-bed tertiary care facility in a metropolitan area of Central New Jersey.

Responsibilities of the Fellowship Program include:

  • On-call rotation on the Acute & Chronic Pain Service,
  • active participation on the clinic and hospital services,
  • lecture series,
  • journal club,
  • administrative responsibilities for the rotating residents program and,
  • clinical and/or basic science research projects. 

View Our Pain Medicine Brochure

Curriculum / Clinical Training

Our teaching service consists of four pain medicine board-certified anesthesiologists, and four specialists board-certified in the specialties of PMR, Psychiatry, and Neurology.

The pain fellow will train at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) main hospital and the affiliated Plum Street Ambulatory Surgery Center as well as the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at JFK Hospital in Edison, New Jersey. There is a two-week sports medicine ambulatory office rotation at the private practice office of one of our staff PMR physicians.

The Chronic Pain Management Service evaluates and treats a diversity of pain problems such as: discogenic and axial low back pain, discogenic and axial neck pain, neuropathic pain, myofascial pain, post-cervical laminectomy pain, post lumbar laminectomy pain and headaches. We also work with the oncology divisions at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) to provide the most up-to-date pain management techniques for cancer pain patients, including implanted epidural catheters and neuroablative blocks under fluoroscopic and CT scan guidance.

In our Pain Management Fellowship Program, we perform many different kinds of nerve blocks including, cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural blocks, brachial plexus blocks, lumbar-sacral plexus blocks, stellate ganglion blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, facet joint blocks, nerve root injections and cranial nerve blocks under fluoroscopic guidance, and other peripheral nerve blocks. We also perform state of the art pain treatments such as cryoanalgesia, RFTC neurolysis, spinal cord stimulators, percutaneous disc compression, mild epiduroscopic procedures, discography, nucleoplasty and spinal opioid infusion.

We offer a diverse range of services and provide Pain Management Specialty training with weekly didactic activities which greatly enhances the knowledge and expertise of our pain specialists.

Our Faculty

William Grubb, DDS, MD
Associate Professor
Phone: 732-235-7246
Fax: 732-418-8492

Mina Gaballa, DO
Assistant Professor
Phone: 732-235-7246
Fax: 732-418-8492

Alopi Patel, MD
Associate Professor
Phone: 732-235-7246

Pain Medicine Fellows

Kyle Kang, MD
Residency: Boston Medical Center Boston, MA

Johnson Ho, MD
Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program NY, NY

Moez Mithani, MD
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center NY, NY

Benefits and Salary

Our residency and fellowship programs offer a uniform package of benefits consistent with those provided at all graduate medical educational programs operated by the medical school. Full details regarding benefits and salary are continuously updated by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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Engage in Scholarly Research

Faculty, fellows, residents, and students have a great opportunity to engage in academic and scholarly activities at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. 

Dr. William Grubb is the Principal Investigator on the following study:

Title: Does the use of nerve stimulator improve the outcome of ultrasound guided supraclavicular block (anesthesia) for upper extremity surgery?

Co-Investigator(s): Geza Kiss, MD; Dennis B. Hall, MD

Protocol Number: 0220110040

Contact Us

William Grubb, DDS, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor
Phone: 732-235-6631
Fax: 732-235-5100