Outpatient Pain Program for Cancer Patients

The UPMC Outpatient Pain Program at Hillman Cancer Center provides assistance to cancer patients with acute or chronic pain. A multidisciplinary pain team — including pain medicine physicians, a psychologist, a pharmacist, an acupuncturist, and interventional pain specialists — can work with you to achieve pain relief.

Each patient undergoes an initial comprehensive pain evaluation by one of the pain medicine physicians and other members of the pain team, based on individual needs and goals. You also may be referred directly to the acupuncturist, psychologist, or interventional pain specialist for a specific evaluation.

Your oncologist or nurse may recommend this service, or you may ask for a referral to the UPMC CancerCenter Outpatient Pain Program at any time. The pain medicine physicians also are available to come to oncology outpatient clinics.


Julie Childers, MD
Rene Claxton, MD
M. Hamza Habib, MD
Linda King, MD
Eva Reitschuler-Cross, MD
Susan Jessell, CRNP

Contact Us

Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Ave., Suite 140
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-3395
Fax: 412-802-3373