The University of Florida has a long history of taking care of people with widely varied and complex pain conditions. In the past, this has been performed through the Department of Anesthesiology. Now, with the commitment of the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Chairman of Anesthesiology and the Chairmen of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and Neurology; the University of Florida has established the Division of Pain Medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology. This Division represents a truly multidisciplinary commitment to the care of our patients who suffer from pain. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of clinical care to our patients, to guide the future development of our discipline, to train the next generation of leaders in Pain Medicine, and to facilitate ground-breaking discoveries in clinical, translational, and basic research.
Clinical / Patient Care
In the Division of Pain Medicine, our faculty relies on a collaborative approach involving our patients, their physicians and other specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, psychologists, and neurologists to implement effective short- and long-term pain treatment plans. Our faculty have expert skills in minimally invasive pain relief techniques, which enables patients to rely less on medication, and experience an improved function and quality of life. Many of the advancements in interventional pain medicine that are used by the UF Pain and Spine Center doctors were developed and perfected at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.