Rene Przkora

Rene Przkora MD, PhD

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

Department: MD-ANEST-CHRONIC PAIN MED
Business Phone: (352) 273-9459
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
Areas of Interest
  • Cervical Herniated Disk
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Compression fractures of the back
  • Epidural injections for back pain
  • General anesthesia
  • Headache
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Leg pain
  • Low back pain – acute
  • Low back pain – chronic
  • Lumbar Herniated Disk
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain – when you see the doctor
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic pain – resources
  • Face pain
  • Joint pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Pain medications – narcotics
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Grants

July 2019ACTIVE
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2019-2020 Academic Year
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
July 2019ACTIVE
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Medicine Fellowship
ABBOTT LABORATORIES · Principal Investigator
July 2019ACTIVE
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies 2019-2020 Academic Year
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
July 2018 – June 2019
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Medicine Fellowship for academic year 2018-2019
ABBOTT LABORATORIES · Principal Investigator
July 2018 – June 2019
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2018 – 2019 Academic Year
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
July 2018 – June 2019
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
July 2017 – June 2018
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2017 – 2018 Academic Year
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
July 2017 – June 2018
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Neuromodulation
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
April 2017 – June 2018
St. Jude Fellowship Application 2017
ST JUDE MEDICAL CENTER · Principal Investigator
July 2016 – June 2018
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
July 2016 – June 2017
Fellowship Grant Application – Neuromodulation
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
April 2016 – March 2017
TOGETHER: TRANSFORMING AND TRANSLATING DISCOVERY TO IMPROVE HEALTH ,
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
July 2015 – June 2016
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
July 2015 – June 2016
Medtronic Fellowship
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
April 2015ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager

Education

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

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9459
Patient Appointments:
(352) 265-7777
Emails:
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100254
GAINESVILLE, FL 32610
Physical:
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
DEPT. OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
GAINESVILLE, FL 326100001