Dr. Victor joins faculty in Pain Medicine Division

Sandra Victor, MD

Sandra Victor, MD, joined our department as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Pain Medicine on July 1 after completing her Pain Medicine Fellowship with us.

Dr. Victor earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and she completed her Anesthesiology Residency at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine – Scott & White in Temple, Texas.

Her research experience includes dorsal root ganglion stimulator for avascular necrosis of the hip, which she presented at the Texas Pain Society’s 9th Annual Meeting in Dallas, as well as amphetamine use during pregnancy, which she presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in Boston. She also has been participated in research involving lupus, scleroderma, and coral immune response.

We asked Dr. Victor a few questions about why she chose to stay on at the University of Florida.

What attracted you to UF and why did you choose to stay?

I had a colleague from residency who attended UF for his pain fellowship a few years ago. He highly recommended that I interview here. I was really happy that I did. I have chosen to stay for a number of reasons. I have formed very strong friendships and have really enjoyed working with the faculty members in the chronic pain division here at UF Health.

What opportunities have you had at UF that make your experience here stand out?

I feel very grateful to be surrounded by very talented physicians in the field of chronic pain. And I am so happy to get the opportunity to perform the numerous advanced procedures offered at UF Health.

What drew you to pain medicine as a specialty?

I was drawn to the field of pain medicine because of the opportunity that it provides physicians to help improve the quality of life of our patients. 

What types of research do you hope to pursue going forward?

I hope to be part of case reports that bring attention to unique cases that aren’t seen every day. I would also like to set a good example in the field of chronic pain medicine during my mentorship of residents as well as perfecting my procedural skills while offering my patients better pain control.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy cooking, hiking, and video chats with my family.