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Trent D. Emerick, MD, MBA, FASA

  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Bioengineering
  • Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Director of Quality Improvement and Innovation, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Associate Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Medical Director, Division of Pain Medicine

    Education & Training

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD
  • UPMC, Anesthesiology Residency
  • UPMC, Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Pennsylvania State University, MBA
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, American Society for Quality, 2021
Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

As Interim Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Division, Director of Quality Improvement and Innovation in the Chronic Pain Division, and Program Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Emerick's scholarly pursuits span a number of areas.  Dr. Emerick is board-certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.  He has a strong interest in 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.  Ongoing projects include work with faculty, residents, fellows, and medical students on medical device design and product development, entrepreneurship and innovation in anesthesiology and pain medicine, lean six sigma methodologies, medical education, novel uses of nerve stimulation, sports medicine, and addiction medicine topics.