Included in the list is the American Controlled Substance Foundation's Dr. Andrea Trescott.


Here is a list of 150 pain management physicians to know. Salahadin Abdi, MD (Arnold Pain Management Center, Brookline, Mass.). Dr. Abdi is the vice chair of pain medicine and chief of the Arnold Pain Management Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Brookline, Mass., as well as associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also serves as a professor of clinical anesthesiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Previously, he was the director of the pain center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Abdi earned his medical degree at the University of Muenster in Germany, where he also completed a residency in anesthesiology and intensive care. His additional training includes a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at Harvard.

Donald Adams, MD (OSSO Healthcare Network, Oklahoma City).
Dr. Adams is a pain management physician with OSSO Healthcare Network. He has a special interest in sports science and orthopedics, and his practice focuses on non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Adams is the treasurer of the Oklahoma Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Adams earned his medical degree at Loma Linda (Calif.) University and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Houston.

Rajive K. Adlaka, MD (Pain Control Associates, Crown Point, Ind.).
Dr. Adlaka is the medical director of Pain Control Associates in Crown Point, Ind. He has a professional interest in treating several conditions, including spinal disorders, chronic and acute pain, osteoarthritis and neck pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Adlaka has served as an instructor for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and helped develop the society's chronic narcotic guidelines. He is also affiliated with the International Spine Intervention Society. During his career, Dr. Adlaka has published several articles in professional journals, such as the Journal of Pain Physicians, and a textbook on pain management. Dr. Adlaka earned his medical degree at Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana, India, and completed his residency training in transitional medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and in anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at SUNY at Buffalo.

Sairam Atluri, MD (Tri-State Spine Care, Cincinnati).
Dr. Atluri is the director of the Tri-State Spine Care Institute in Cincinnati and has served as vice president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He was the primary author of the ASIPP guidelines for opioid use in chronic pain and a secondary author of the guidelines for interventional therapy for low back pain. He is also a fellow of Interventional Pain Practice from the World Institute of Pain and author of a pain management textbook. In addition to his practice, Dr. Atluri has published on the screening for opioid abuse in chronic pain and presented his research at the annual meeting for the American Pain Society. Dr. Atluri earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India and completed his residency at Cincinnati's University Hospital in anesthesia and pain management.

Donald D. Bacon, MD (Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio).
Dr. Bacon practices at the Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio. He is a diplomat with the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty certification in pain management. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and treasurer of the Texas Society for Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Bacon earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas System.

Cyrus Bakhit, MD (Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.).
Dr. Bakhit is a pain management physician at the Carilion Clinic and board certified in anesthesiology, internal medicine and pain management. He also served as the medical director of the Pain Management Center of Roanoke. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bakhit has participated in researching and publishing several articles on topics such as removing a torn racz catheter from the lumbar epidural space. Dr. Bakhit is a lifetime director of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University's Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Ray Baker, MD (Washington Interventional Spine Associates, Bellevue, Wash.).
Dr. Baker is the president of Washington Interventional Spine Associates in Bellevue and has served as the director of interventional pain management at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been president of the North American Spine Society, vice president of the International Spine Intervention Society and the second vice president of the National Association of Spine Specialists. His areas of interest include healthcare policy, medical professionalism and treatment outcomes. During his career, Dr. Baker has held positions with the CMS Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee and served on the boards of Puget Sound Health Alliance and United Healthcare. Dr. Baker earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he also completed his residency training in anesthesiology.

Carl C. Balog, MD (Oregon Pain Associates, Portland).
Dr. Balog is an interventional pain management physician with board certification in both pain medicine and anesthesiology. He has a special interest in working with patients who have chronic and acute pain and is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He also serves as secretary of the Oregon Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Balog earned his medical degree at Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, Hungary, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Steven Barna, MD (Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa).
Dr. Barna is a board certified interventional pain physician with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He has a professional interest in conservative and non-surgical minimally invasive spine care for patients with chronic spinal conditions. He also works with patients who have non-spinal conditions such as RSD/CRPS. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Barna is an assistant professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where he also does clinical research. During his career, Dr. Barna has been the secretary of the Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee Representative for New England and editorial board consultant for the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Pain Physician journals. Dr. Barna earned his medical degree at Case Western School of Medicine in Cleveland and completed his residency in internal medicine and anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Sanghamitra Basu, MD (Sans Pain Clinic, Las Vegas).
Dr. Basu is board-certified in anesthesiology and practices with Sans Pain Clinic. She has training in the management of spinal pain, headaches, neuropathic pain and CRPS pain, and performs spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal infusion systems. Dr. Basu currently serves as the vice president of the Nevada Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. She earned her medical degree at the University of Arizona and completed anesthesiology training at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. Her additional training includes a pain management fellowship at Rush.

Rasmin Benyamin, MD (Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, Ill.).
Dr. Benyamin is the founder and current president of Millennium Pain Center. He has previously served as president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Benyamin has held editorial appointments in journals such as Pain Practice, Pain Physician and Journal of Opioid Management. He also serves on the faculty at the college of medicine at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and in the department of biological sciences at Illinois State University. Dr. Benyamin earned his medical degree at Tehran University School of Medicine in Iran and completed his residency at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. His additional training includes an internship at the Chicago Medical School hospital.

Uday Bhatt, MD (NJ Spine and Pain Center, Hamilton Square, N.J.).
Dr. Bhatt is the founder of the NJ Spine and Pain Center. He has a professional interest in minimally invasive techniques and is board-certified in pain medicine. Dr. Uday is currently the treasurer of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and belongs to the International Spinal Injection Society. Dr. Bhatt earned his medical degree at the University of Ahmedabad in India and completed a residency and fellowship in interventional pain management at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pamela O. Black, MD (Quadra Health Institute, Albuquerque).
Dr. Black is the medical director of Quandra Health Institute. She also serves as the president and executive director of the New Mexico Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Black earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison and completed her internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison.

Louis Bojrab, MD (Michigan Pain Specialists, Ann Arbor).
Dr. Bojrab is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology and serves as the vice president of the Michigan Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Bojrab was among the first pain physicians in the state to perform percutaneous discectomy in the lumbar spine as well as among the first to perform LASER discectomy of the spine. He has a professional interest in performing vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation and discography. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Indiana University School Of Medicine in Indianapolis. His additional training includes a pain fellowship at Wake Forest University and North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mark Boswell, MD (University of Louisville, Ky.).
Dr. Boswell is the chairman of the department of anesthesiology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and a director at large at of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He also serves as the executive director of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. In the past, Dr. Boswell has served as the director of the surgical center for pain management at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. During his career, Dr. Boswell has published more than 100 scientific writings and served as the editor of Pain Physician. His publications are on topics including cancer pain management, bioethics, palliative care and hospice. Dr. Boswell earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he also completed his residency and fellowship in pain management.

Kaylea Boutwell, MD (Pain and Rehabilitation Specialists of St. Louis)
. Dr. Boutwell is an interventional pain management and non-operative spine specialist with Pain and Rehabilitation Specialists of St. Louis. She is also board-certified in anesthesiology and surgical intensive care. Currently, she serves as treasurer of the Missouri Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in general surgery, anesthesiology and surgical critical care at Saint Louis University Hospital. Her additional training includes a fellowship in pain medicine and interventional pain management therapy at Cleveland Clinic.

Lora Brown, MD (Coastal Orthopedics & Pain Management, Bradenton, Fla.).
Dr. Brown is a pain management physician at Coastal Orthopedics & Pain Management in Bradenton, Fla., where she has a professional interest in performing spinal injections, facet injections and implantable nerve stimulators. She has also served as the president of the Florida Chapter of the American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians as well as on the organization's board of directors. During her career, Dr. Brown has also served on the Florida Governor's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Implantation and Oversight Task Force. She is certified in both pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Brown earned her medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio and completed a fellowship in pain management at Cleveland Clinic.

David Bryce, MD (Advanced Pain Management, Greenfield, Wis.).
Dr Bryce is a pain management physician at Advanced Pain Management in Greenfield, Wis., and has a professional interest in neuromodulation techniques for the treatment of pain and the treatment of pain secondary to cancer. He is certified in pain management, anesthesiology and internal medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bryce has served as treasurer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and on the medical task force for Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Department. He has also served on the editorial board for Pain Physician. Dr. Bryce earned his medical degree at St. Louis University and completed his residency in anesthesia at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. His additional training includes a residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a fellowship in pain management at Mayo.

Thomas N. Bryce, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City).
Dr. Bryce is the medical director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program and the Rehabilitation Ambulatory Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He also serves as an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bryce is involved in research related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and pain. He has authored several articles that are printed in professional journals and is a member of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Dr. Bryce has been a research grant reviewer for the European Science Foundation and The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. His additional training includes a residency in rehabilitation medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Ricardo Buenaventura, MD (Pain Relief of Dayton, Ohio).
Dr. Buenaventura is the founder and sole physician at Pain Relief of Dayton in Ohio. He has a professional interest in performing all types of pain management treatment, including implantable spinal technologies such as the spinal cord stimulator and implanted spinal drug administration systems. Dr. Buenaventura has experience in advanced pain injection techniques, radiofrequency techniques and percutaneous disc decompression. During his career, he has published extensively on topics related to spine pain management and has articles published in Pain Physician. Dr. Buenaventura earned his medical degree at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management from The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Allen Burton, MD (Houston Pain Associates).
Dr. Burton currently practices at Houston Pain Associates. Previously, he was a professor and chairman of the department of pain medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he practiced and led the pain program from 2000 to 2010. Dr. Burton is also affiliated with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and North American Neuromodulation Society. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Burton is the co-founder of Vapogenix, a company focused on developing non-opioid analgesics for acute and chronic pain management. He has also conducted research on several pain management topics and published in professional journals, such as Anesthesiology and Pain Practice. Dr. Burton earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in pain management at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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