Rene Przkora

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Pain Medicine Division; Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship

Department: MD-ANEST-CHRONIC PAIN MED
Business Phone: (352) 265-7777
Business Email: rprzkora@anest.ufl.edu

About Rene Przkora

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, MMS, joined the University of Florida faculty as an associate professor in anesthesiology and pain medicine in 2014. Currently, he is the associate division chief and the fellowship director of the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship program at UF. Before arriving at UF, Dr. Przkora spent time at the University of Texas Medical Branch, or UTMB, as an assistant professor in anesthesiology and pain medicine. While there, he also served as the assistant director of the pain medicine fellowship program and the education director of the patient simulation center. 

In 1999, Dr. Przkora received a medical degree from the University of Wurzburg in Germany. He then went on to obtain a PhD in 2000 from the University of Bonn in Germany. He received training in general and orthopaedic surgery while in Germany. In 2006, Dr. Przkora finished a two-year, post-doctoral research fellowship at the UTMB. He arrived at UF in 2006 and completed his residency in anesthesiology in 2010. Dr. Przkora was a fellow in pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, and graduated in 2011. He finished his post-doctoral training by receiving a certificate in business administration from the American Society of Anesthesiology. 

Dr. Przkora is board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the International Anesthesia Research Society. Dr. Przkora is a junior editor for the American Board of Anesthesiology and a reviewer for various scientific journals. Dr. Przkora has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and he has obtained independent research funding for studies relating to pain medicine.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology
Subspecialties
  • Pain Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain – when you see the doctor
  • Cervical Herniated Disk
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic pain – resources
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Compression fractures of the back
  • Epidural injections for back pain
  • Face pain
  • General anesthesia
  • Headache
  • Hip pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Leg pain
  • Low back pain – acute
  • Low back pain – chronic
  • Lumbar Herniated Disk
  • Neck pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Pain medications – narcotics
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vertebroplasty

Publications

2021
Assessing the feasibility of using the short physical performance battery to measure function in the immediate postoperative period after total knee replacement.
European journal of translational myology. 31(2) [DOI] 10.4081/ejtm.2021.9673. [PMID] 33840178.
2021
Blood flow restriction exercise to attenuate postoperative loss of function after total knee replacement: a randomized pilot study.
European journal of translational myology. 31(3) [DOI] 10.4081/ejtm.2021.9932. [PMID] 34459574.
2021
Clinical Implications of Opioid Therapy.
Cancer treatment and research. 182:107-124 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-030-81526-4_8. [PMID] 34542879.
2021
Peripheral Nerve Entrapments in Cancer Pain.
Cancer treatment and research. 182:203-223 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-030-81526-4_13. [PMID] 34542884.
2021
Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Using a Head-Mounted Video Display: A Randomized Clinical Study.
Pain physician. 24(1):83-87 [PMID] 33400431.
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2020
American Burn Association Guidelines on the Management of Acute Pain in the Adult Burn Patient: A Review of the Literature, a Compilation of Expert Opinion and Next Steps.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 41(6):1152-1164 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/iraa120. [PMID] 32885252.
2020
American Burn Association Guidelines on the Management of Acute Pain in the Adult Burn Patient: A Review of the Literature, a Compilation of Expert Opinion, and Next Steps.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 41(6):1129-1151 [DOI] 10.1093/jbcr/iraa119. [PMID] 32885244.
2020
Maintaining High-Quality Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs: Part I: Innovations in Pain Fellows’ Education, Research, Applicant Selection Process, Wellness, and ACGME Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 21(8):1708-1717 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnaa168. [PMID] 32632454.
2020
Maintaining High-Quality Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs: Part II: Innovations in Clinical Care Workflow, Clinical Supervision, Job Satisfaction, and Postgraduation Mentorship for Pain Fellows During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 21(8):1718-1728 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnaa176. [PMID] 32379882.
2020
Opioid Prescribing to Medicare Part D Enrollees, 2013-2017: Shifting Responsibility to Pain Management Providers.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 21(7):1400-1407 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnz344. [PMID] 31904839.
2019
Functional Improvements Utilizing the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in the Elderly after Epidural Steroid Injections.
Current pain and headache reports. 23(2) [DOI] 10.1007/s11916-019-0748-2. [PMID] 30796532.
2019
Meta-Analysis of Electroacupuncture in Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
Journal of intensive care medicine. 34(8):652-661 [DOI] 10.1177/0885066617708558. [PMID] 28569130.
2018
Do Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs Provide Education in Practice Management? A Survey of Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs.
Pain physician. 21(1):E43-E48 [PMID] 29357339.
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2018
In Response to Comments and Concerns from Dr. Viswanath.
Pain physician. 21(2) [PMID] 29565965.
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2018
Knee osteoarthritis: pathophysiology and current treatment modalities.
Journal of pain research. 11:2189-2196 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S154002. [PMID] 30323653.
2018
Trends in Anesthesia-Related Liability and Lessons Learned.
Advances in anesthesia. 36(1):231-249 [DOI] 10.1016/j.aan.2018.07.009. [PMID] 30414640.
2017
Effects of Acupuncture in Anesthesia for Craniotomy: A Meta-Analysis.
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 29(3):219-227 [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000290. [PMID] 26967459.
2017
Sphenopalatine ganglion: block, radiofrequency ablation and neurostimulation – a systematic review.
The journal of headache and pain. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s10194-017-0826-y. [PMID] 29285576.
2015
Evaluation of the Head-Mounted Display for Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Simulated Regional Anesthesia.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 16(11):2192-4 [DOI] 10.1111/pme.12765. [PMID] 25930716.
2014
Impact of a multidisciplinary pain program for the management of chronic low back pain in patients undergoing spine surgery and primary total hip replacement: a retrospective cohort study.
Patient safety in surgery. 8 [DOI] 10.1186/s13037-014-0034-5. [PMID] 25473419.
2014
Influence of inhalation injury on energy expenditure in severely burned children.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 40(8):1487-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.burns.2014.04.019. [PMID] 24893760.
2014
Measuring burn injury outcomes.
The Surgical clinics of North America. 94(4):909-16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.suc.2014.05.010. [PMID] 25085096.
2013
Kyphoplasty for vertebral augmentation in the elderly with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: scenarios and review of recent studies.
Clinical therapeutics. 35(11):1721-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinthera.2013.09.016. [PMID] 24139093.
2012
Intrathecal morphine in two patients undergoing deep hypothermic circulatory arrest during aortic surgery -A case report-.
Korean journal of anesthesiology. 63(6):563-6 [DOI] 10.4097/kjae.2012.63.6.563. [PMID] 23277821.
2011
Labor and delivery in a patient with hemophilia B.
International journal of obstetric anesthesia. 20(3):250-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijoa.2011.04.003. [PMID] 21641201.
2009
Cytokine expression profile over time in burned mice.
Cytokine. 45(1):20-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cyto.2008.10.005. [PMID] 19019696.
2009
Randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy of long-term growth hormone treatment in severely burned children.
Annals of surgery. 250(4):514-23 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181b8f9ca. [PMID] 19734776.
2008
Combination of recombinant human growth hormone and propranolol decreases hypermetabolism and inflammation in severely burned children.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 9(2):209-16 [DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318166d414. [PMID] 18477935.
2008
Gender differences in pediatric burn patients: does it make a difference?
Annals of surgery. 248(1):126-36 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318176c4b3. [PMID] 18580216.
2008
Prophylactic treatment with fms-like tyrosine kinase-3 ligand after burn injury enhances global immune responses to infection.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 180(5):3038-48 [PMID] 18292526.
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2008
The factor age and the recovery of severely burned children.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 34(1):41-4 [PMID] 18082963.
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2007
Blood transfusions are associated with increased risk for development of sepsis in severely burned pediatric patients.
Critical care medicine. 35(2):579-83 [PMID] 17205022.
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2007
Gut mucosal homeostasis and cellular mediators after severe thermal trauma and the effect of insulin-like growth factor-I in combination with insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3.
Endocrinology. 148(1):354-62 [PMID] 17008394.
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2007
Heat stress modulates hepatocyte membrane proteins during endotoxemia.
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 33(5):628-33 [PMID] 17374454.
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2007
Insulin attenuates the cytokine response in a burn wound infection model.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 27(2):205-8 [PMID] 17224797.
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2007
Pamidronate preserves bone mass for at least 2 years following acute administration for pediatric burn injury.
Bone. 41(2):297-302 [PMID] 17561466.
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2007
Sex differences in the long-term outcome after a severe thermal injury.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 27(5):461-5 [PMID] 17438449.
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2007
The effects of oxandrolone and exercise on muscle mass and function in children with severe burns.
Pediatrics. 119(1):e109-16 [PMID] 17130281.
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2006
Beneficial effects of extended growth hormone treatment after hospital discharge in pediatric burn patients.
Annals of surgery. 243(6):796-801; discussion 801 [PMID] 16772783.
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2006
Body composition changes with time in pediatric burn patients.
The Journal of trauma. 60(5):968-71; discussion 971 [PMID] 16688056.
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2006
Cytokine expression profile over time in severely burned pediatric patients.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 26(1):13-9 [PMID] 16783192.
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2006
Ganglioneuroma : primary tumor or maturation of a suspected neuroblastoma?
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society. 15(3):363-5 [PMID] 16047206.
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2006
Temporary vertical transarticular-pin fixation of unstable ankle fractures with critical soft tissue conditions.
Injury. 37(9):905-8 [PMID] 16417906.
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2005
Interaction of exogenous liposomal insulin-like growth factor-I cDNA gene transfer with growth factors on collagen expression in acute wounds.
Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 13(3):269-77 [PMID] 15953046.
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2005
Metabolic and hormonal changes of severely burned children receiving long-term oxandrolone treatment.
Annals of surgery. 242(3):384-9, discussion 390 [PMID] 16135924.
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2005
Mortality related to gender, age, sepsis, and ethnicity in severely burned children.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 23(6):485-7 [PMID] 15897798.
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2005
The effect of growth hormone on gut mucosal homeostasis and cellular mediators after severe trauma.
The Journal of surgical research. 127(2):183-9 [PMID] 16083754.
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2005
The effect of hepatocyte growth factor on gut mucosal apoptosis and proliferation, and cellular mediators after severe trauma.
Surgery. 138(3):482-9 [PMID] 16213902.
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2004
Regression of nonresectable inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours after treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
European journal of clinical investigation. 34(4):320-1 [PMID] 15086369.
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2003
[Synovial sarcoma in clinical practice–description of selected cases].
Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie. 128(3):239-43 [PMID] 12695933.
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2003
Castleman’s disease causing obstructive jaundice.
Journal of hepatology. 38(4):548-9 [PMID] 12663253.
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2003
Synovial sarcoma–unusual presentation with cerebral hemorrhage.
Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery. 123(7):376-8 [PMID] 12802603.
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1998
A rapid and sensitive protocol for competitive reverse transcriptase (cRT) PCR analysis of cellular genes.
Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland). 8(1):13-8 [PMID] 9458162.
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Grants

Aug 2021 ACTIVE
EN20-01: 24-Week Study To Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CNTX-6970 in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Knee Osteo Arthritis Pain
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Boston Scientific Pain Medicine Fellowship 2021-2022
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Medtronic Pain Fellowship 2021-2022
Role: Other
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
Boston Scientific Fellowship 2020-2021
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
Medtronic Fellowship Grant – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies 2020-2021 Academic Year
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
University of Florida Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2019-2020 Academic Year
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies 2019-2020 Academic Year
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Medicine Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2018 – 2019 Academic Year
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Medicine Fellowship for academic year 2018-2019
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2017 – 2018 Academic Year
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Neuromodulation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Apr 2017 – Jun 2018
St. Jude Fellowship Application 2017
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ST JUDE MEDICAL CENTER
Jul 2016 – Jun 2018
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
Fellowship Grant Application – Neuromodulation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
TOGETHER: TRANSFORMING AND TRANSLATING DISCOVERY TO IMPROVE HEALTH ,
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Medtronic Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
Apr 2015 – Jun 2021
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS

Education

Fellowship – Pain Management
2011 · Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency – Anesthesiology
2010 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1999 · Julius Maximilians University
Ph.D. in Neuroscience
1998 · University of Bonn

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
BMS6021 Pain Intensive

Contact Details

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(352) 265-7777
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