Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Trent D. Emerick, MD, MBA

  • Assistant Professor
  • Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Director of Quality Improvement and Innovation, Division of Pain Medicine

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD
  • UPMC, Anesthesiology Residency
  • UPMC, Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Pennsylvania State University, MBA

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

As Director of Quality Improvement and Innovation in the Chronic Pain Division and Program Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Emerick's research involves a myriad of quality improvement projects, including clinic and operating room efficiency analyses, inpatient chronic pain service consult analyses, and development of new protocols within the chronic pain division.Other interests include cancer pain, craniofacial pain, and abdominal/pelvic pain. He also closely works with the Totalcare Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program and the Totalcare Musculoskeletal Clinic. Ongoing projects include work with residents, fellows, and medical students on topics such as hypertension in the chronic pain clinic, outpatient ketamine infusion analyses, outcomes of spinal cord stimulation within our Pain Division, outcomes of TAP/QL blocks for chronic pain, prescription drug monitoring program analyses, and lean six sigma methodologies.