The Acute Pain Medicine consult service provides regional anesthesia catheter and analgesic medication management for all adult inpatient units throughout the Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center 5 Pavilion hospital complex. The service places a heavy emphasis on optimizing patient outcomes using a multi-modal perioperative acute pain medicine plan. Residents are given the opportunity to initiate and manage low dose Ketamine infusions, place peripheral nerve blocks, and optimize analgesic medications in opioid tolerant and medically challenging patients during the Acute Pain Medicine rotation. Many resident and medical students find outstanding research opportunities exist with the Acute Pain Medicine division.
Jaideep Mehta, MD, MBA
Chief, Acute Pain Medicine