Pain Medicine, Division Director

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
Oct 08, 2020
Oct 08, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
Pain Medicine, Division Director

The Department of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University is seeking a Division Director for Pain Management. The Pain Director coordinates the clinical staff that includes physicians, APRNs and residents to provide Chronic Pain Services throughout The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. This dedicated leader will represent the Department of Anesthesiology throughout the Department and the Medical Center for issues regarding Chronic Pain management. The Director will develop and maintain staffing modules to meet the needs of our clinical, teaching and research missions. The medical center is entering into an exciting phase of growth of ambulatory and inpatient services, creating excellent opportunities to build upon and expand our multidisciplinary pain management programs. Our strategic plan includes $4 billion in facilities expansion and programmatic development over the next four years.

Visit here for details on OSU’s ACGME fully accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Directs the Day-to-Day Clinical operation of the Chronic Pain Service of the Department of Anesthesia

  • Provides patient care as related to the Chronic Pain Service
  • Coordinates daily assignment of clinical staff to meet patient care needs throughout the Medical Center

Administrative duties

  • Leads the Division of Pain Management in the Department of Anesthesiology
  • Represents the Department on matters pertaining to chronic pain management in ambulatory and inpatient settings
  • Leads the recruitment of pain management professionals as needed to support the clinical, education and research missions of the Division and the Department.
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures to assure consistency with best practice standards

Education and Research Responsibilities

  • Conducts lectures, seminars and related educational offerings, both within the Medical Center and at the regional and national level
  • Works closely with the Program Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship to assure excellence of training and full compliance with ACGME guidelines
  • Collaborates with faculty in the Division to develop and lead our Pain Research Program
  • Mentors the academic development of junior faculty in the Division
  • Demonstrates significant scholarly activity, with an established or developing national reputation in Pain Medicine
  • Ideally, should qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. However, Assistant Professors demonstrating  significant scholarly productivity will be considered
  • Maintenance of ABA certifications in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Demonstrated leadership skills desired
  • Must support and embrace the diverse and inclusive culture of the Division, the Department, the Medical Center and the University

Environment & Culture:

The Ohio State University along with its academic partner the Wexner Medical Center are located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. With easy commutes and low cost of living relative to comparable metropolitan areas, central Ohio has a temperate climate where fall and spring delight while summers are not too oppressively hot or humid and winters are not too cold or snowy. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The university and medical center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery. Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will pioneer breakthrough health care solutions to improve people’s lives. For more on Columbus, please visit About Columbus.


For consideration, please send CV along with a cover letter to:
  • Trevor Bethel, FASPR | Manager, Physician and Faculty Recruitment | 


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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