Our Team

As one of the largest pain centers in the United States, University Pain Centers, affiliated with Rush University Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology, provides acute and chronic pain management services to more than 10,000 patients annually.

Its Rush faculty physicians are nationally recognized experts in the field of pain research and have extensive experience in providing successful treatment for a broad range of pain disorders using a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of pain with the entire spectrum of interventional modalities, pharmacology, psychology, and alternative medical techniques.

University Pain Centers offers a full range of multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients with acute and chronic pain.

Our goal is simple: Treat the whole patient using a multidisciplinary approach in pain management that includes modalities from traditional medical fields such as anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, psychology and pharmacology, as well as alternative medical techniques such as acupuncture. By combining resources, our doctors are able to provide state-of-the-art pain management care with the latest in technology and treatment choices.

As colleagues, our professionals are always working together to provide the newest and medically proven options. Moreover, University Pain Centers serves a broad range of patients with its six offices located in the Greater Metropolitan Chicago area.

The Department of Anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) offers a 1 year, post-residency, pain fellowship for physicians desiring to further their knowledge and expertise in treating pain.

Located in the heart of Chicago's West Side Medical Center District, the Department of Anesthesiology at RUMC offers a unique and sophisticated training opportunity in a high-quality tertiary-care setting where all aspects of anesthetic care and pain management are delivered.

Those trained in the Rush Fellowship gain experience in one of the country's most active pain centers. The Rush Department of Anesthesiology and pain center provide acute and chronic pain management services for more than 10,000 patients annually in perioperative and non-operative settings.

All of the faculty physicians are board certified Anesthesiologists with specialized training and expertise in the field of Pain Medicine. Each has extensive experience in providing successful treatment for a wide range of pain disorders including: back pain, cancer pain, chronic pain syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, diabetic and other peripheral neuropathies, failed back syndrome, post-operative pain, and sports injuries.

Our philosophy is to treat the whole patient by using a multi-disciplinary approach in pain management that draws from the entire spectrum of interventional pain modalities, psychology and pharmacology to alternative medical techniques such as acupuncture. As professionals, the members of the pain team are always working together to provide the newest and medically proven options. Consideration is also given so that the least invasive solution to the problem is used whenever possible.

Those that undertake our fellowship training program gain the opportunity to learn under the guidance of well qualified faculty, the intricacies of pain management. The goal of the program is to ensure that our fellowship graduates are well qualified, nationally prominent for specialized clinical practice, either in the university or the community setting. For more information regarding the fellowship program is available on the RushAnesthesia.com website.

For more than two decades, Rush's Department of Anesthesiology has been recognized for its comprehensive and excellent medical care. Located in the heart of Chicago's west side medical center district, the department offers patients the best in innovative anesthesia and medical services. This stimulating environment also provides the Department's post-graduate residents and fellows with a rich and extensive academic experience in all areas of anesthesiology, including heart and liver transplants, major neurosurgical and spinal surgery, tertiary obstetrics, critical care, and pain medicine.

The services provided include the following subspecialty areas of anesthesiology:

  • Pain Medicine
  • Cardio-thoracic Anesthesia
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Obstetric/Gynecological Anesthesia
  • Clinical Anesthesia
  • Liver Transplant Anesthesia
  • Neuro-Anesthesia
  • Orthopedic Anesthesia
  • Spine Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Post-Anesthesia Care
  • Ambulatory Preoperative Evaluation

In addition to the university campus, the Department provides medical care at Rush Oak Park Hospital and the Rush Surgicenter. Moreover, the Department has one of the most active pain centers in the nation, providing acute and chronic pain management services for more than 10,000 patients annually in both the perioperative and non-operative settings.