The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is a tertiary care, university-affiliated teaching hospital on three campuses (Civic, General and Riverside).
TOH Pain Clinic
The Pain Clinic at TOH is a relatively new facility in the Critical Care Wing of the General Campus. It is a 4,500 square foot space divided into a lead-lined fluoro suite, seven exam/treatment rooms, a four-bed recovery area, a central work station and a reception/office area. It is designed for multiple physicians, residents and fellows to work and collaborate in an interactive environment.
Pain Clinic Staff
TOH Pain Clinic is staffed by six experienced anesthesiologists from both the Civic and General campuses. We are assisted by RNs, RPNs 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.
Pain Clinic Physician Staff
Dr. George Evans
Dr. Yvette Goddard
Dr. Howard Nathan
Dr. Cathy Smyth
Dr. Linda Wynne
Dr. Shona Nair
Dr. Lisa Bromley (Specialist in addiction medicine)
Dr. Peter MacDougall
In general, the Fellow will be assigned three (3) days per week in the Pain Clinic, two (2) days per week in the OR administering anesthetics. Time for research or other scholarly activities will be available upon approval of a suitable project. Rotation through the Acute Pain Service is also incorporated into the fellowship.
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. Pain Fellows will be expected to complete an online Canadian course to prescribe Methadone and Suboxone, before starting the fellowship.
Interventional techniques include, but are not limited to:
The fluoroscopy suit is operational three days per week. The average number of yearly procedures averages between 2,500 - 3,000.
The pain clinic is well equipped with monitors, C-arm, radiolucent X-Ray table, ultrasound machine, radiofrequency ablation machine, nerve stimulator, and cooled radiofrequency ablation.
Canadian Trained Applicants
If you have been trained at a Canadian institution and are interested in the University of Ottawa Chronic Pain Fellowship program, please send your curriculum vitae, letter of intent (explaining why you are interested in chronic pain and your future career goals) along with three references (letters from referees must be mailed on official letterhead) to (if you are a foreign applicant, please see the information below):
Ms. Elaine Stinson Senior Administrator
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Note: Fellowship applications should generally be completed and submitted by June the year prior to projected start date in July the following year. Interviews will be granted to applicants before final decision is made concerning offers to future potential successful fellowship candidates. This fellowship program receives many more applications then open positions, therefore not all applicants will be granted an interview.
Non-Canadian Trained Applicants
Foreign trained physicians (VISAs/Permanent Residents/Canadian Citizens who have completed their medical degree outside of Canada or the United States) interested in applying to a fellowship program at the University of Ottawa are required to upload their application online with the Faculty of Medicine’s Postgraduate Medical Education program.
For any other Chronic Pain Fellowship questions, please contact:
Dr. George Evans,
Chronic Pain Fellowship Director
Tel: 613-737-8899 ext. 78949
Email: George Evans