Chronic Pain and Headache Management teleECHO Clinic

Pain management is a significant issue in healthcare today, with upwards of 70 percent of emergency room visits constituting pain concerns. In addition, community clinicians often times have a knowledge gap as it relates to pain management. The Chronic Pain & Headache teleECHO Clinic facilitates a multifaceted approach to chronic pain by incorporating a team of specialists that support primary care clinicians in rural communities who lack the resources necessary to sufficiently understand the management of pain.

The clinic includes didactic presentations by specialists on specific topics of interest, and in-depth case-based presentations by community clinicians for feedback and recommendations. Clinicians are given access to evidence based educational resources, and are encouraged to express any suggestions or comments that they have regarding the clinic. An environment of group learning and best practice protocols is established that reduces variation in care and improves outcomes for patients experiencing chronic pain.

The Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache team of specialists also provide clinical patient services through the University of New Mexico Hospital’s Pain Consultation and Treatment Center. See the available services at the UNMH Pain Center.


Curriculum Registration is now open

This registration form will record your personal contact information and demographics. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you will only need to complete it one time. Once you have registered you are eligible for automatic CME/CEU/CE's after each weekly session.
Curriculum Registration


Session meets Thursday, Noon - 2:00 p.m. (MT)
Primary Location: Project ECHO
Secondary Location: UNMH Center for Clinical Neuroscience

Forms and documents


Clinic awards and recognition

Clinic facilitators

Joanna Katzman

Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH

Medical Co-Director
Direct: 272-3160

Daniel Duhigg

Daniel Duhigg, DO, MBA

Addiction Psychiatry

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Cynthia Olivas

Cynthia Romero Olivas, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager
Direct: (505) 272-5429

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold, DC

Chiropractic Medicine

Christine Zampach

Christine Zampach, MEd, DPT

Physical Therapy

George Comerci

George Comerci, Jr., MD, FACP

Medical Co-Director
Internal Medicine
Direct: 272-2147

Brian M. Shelley

Brian M. Shelley, MD

Family Medicine/Chronic Pain/
Independent Medical Evaluation
Phone: (505) 873-7400

Melissa Britt

Melissa Britt, BS

Distance Education Coordinator
Direct: (505) 272-0964

Lucy Whyte Ferguson

Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC

Myofascial Pain


Additional Contributors

  • Ernest Dole, PharmD, College of Pharmacy
  • Mark Holdsworth, PharmD, College of Pharmacy
  • Lesley Toser, DPT, Physical Therapy
  • Benson Daitz, MD, Family Medicine and Myofascial Pain
  • Donna Kwilosz, PhD, Medical Psychology and Neurology
  • Eugene Koshkin, MD, Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine