Hassenbusch Continued Learning Scholarships

The Samuel J. Hassenbusch, MD, PhD Continued Learning Scholarships are annual scholarships sponsored by the Texas Pain Society & Texas Pain Foundation and created to honor the memory of TPS Board Member, Dr. Sam Hassenbusch.

Dr. Hassenbusch was an advocate for teaching and spent a majority of his life teaching others what he had learned.

All Texas residents are eligible to apply. Scholarships are available for up to five residents who have an interest in pain medicine. Entries will be reviewed and decided upon by the TPS Board of Directors. 

2021 Winners

Marianne Gelter, MD 
MD Anderson Cancer Center/ Pain Medicine Fellowship


Vishal Bansal, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Nita Kuttikandathil, MD
UT Health San Antonio


Ashley Wetzig, MD
Baylor College of Medicine


George Polson, MD
Baylor College of Medicine/Physical Medicine 
& Rehabilitation


Neil Nagda, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Anesthesiology




Eligibility: All Texas residents in any specialty are eligible to apply.

Please complete the questions below entirely. You may attach an additional page if you need more space. Return the form to Krista DuRapau at Texas Pain Society no later than October 8, 2021 by email at [email protected] or fax (866) 235-2557 or PO Box 201363, Austin, TX 78720. Questions? Call 512-535-0010.

Once received, the Texas Pain Society Board of Directors will review the applications and choose five (5) residents to receive the scholarship. The scholarship will allow a complimentary registration for the full meeting.