Mission & Purpose


In support of MTSA's mission and vision, the mission of the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship (ASPMF) is to educate and empower CRNAs to deliver comprehensive care to patients experiencing pain, optimizing patient outcomes in the perioperative period.



The Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship's purpose is to provide CRNAs with a thorough understanding of pain's physiological mechanisms, including its social, ethical, and spiritual impacts on patients throughout the perioperative period. Fellows learn comprehensive assessment techniques and develop holistic care plans, incorporating advanced regional anesthesia techniques and allopathic approaches to optimize patient outcomes.