Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA has been named Program Director of the Regional and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Chelly is the founding director of the program and initially implemented the fellowship at UPMC in 2003 and transformed and developed the program into one of the largest, most prestigious in the country. He has been instrumental in the design and implementation of all educational components of the fellowship and has instituted many quality improvements in the clinical teaching of fellows. Dr. Chelly has authored 187 peer-reviewed publications and 339 abstracts and has presented his work at over 167 local, national, and international meetings. His contributions to the field of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine also include the publication of three major textbooks.
Under the direction of Dr. Chelly, the fellowship program will soon submit an initial accreditation application to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The department gratefully acknowledges Dr. Jonathan Waters for his contributions to the fellowship program serving as Interim Director.