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) 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
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

2017 Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Boston Scientific Fellowship 2020-2021
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
ABBOTT LABORATORIES · Principal Investigator
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Medtronic Fellowship Grant – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies 2020-2021 Academic Year
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
University of Florida Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2019-2020 Academic Year
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies 2019-2020 Academic Year
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Medicine Fellowship
ABBOTT LABORATORIES · Principal Investigator
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2018 – 2019 Academic Year
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Restorative Therapies Group Fellowship Grant – Pain Therapies
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
University of Florida Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Pain Medicine Fellowship for academic year 2018-2019
ABBOTT LABORATORIES · Principal Investigator
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application – Neuromodulation
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application 2017 – 2018 Academic Year
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
Apr 2017 – Jun 2018
St. Jude Fellowship Application 2017
ST JUDE MEDICAL CENTER · Principal Investigator
Jul 2016 – Jun 2018
Medtronic Fellowship Grant Application
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
Fellowship Grant Application – Neuromodulation
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
TOGETHER: TRANSFORMING AND TRANSLATING DISCOVERY TO IMPROVE HEALTH ,
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Boston Scientific Fellowship Application
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP · Principal Investigator
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Medtronic Fellowship
MEDTRONIC INC · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager

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

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9459
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