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September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month, and the 2020 theme is #MyPainPlan, which focuses on the importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care. At UF Health, we are committed to preventing and treating acute and chronic pain through various techniques. If you have pain that’s interfering…

Dr. Meroney joins faculty in Pain Medicine Division

Matthew Meroney, MD, joined us as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Pain Medicine on Sept. 1 after completing his Pain Medicine Fellowship in our department. Dr. Meroney earned his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he also completed an intern…

UF Health receives NIH grant for clinical trial on knee osteoarthritis pain

UF Health will become a study site of an NIH-funded research initiative aimed at comparing non-opioid treatments for managing knee pain associated with osteoarthritis.  The multicenter randomized controlled trial, called “A sequenced strategy for improving outcomes in persons with knee osteoarthritis pain (SKOAP),” will seek to optimize evidence-based approaches to managing pain associated with knee osteoarthritis and identify phenotypes that…

Dr. Victor joins faculty in Pain Medicine Division

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…

Pain Medicine Division Fully Operational to Serve Patients

UF Health Pain Medicine specialists are ready to provide services that meet the needs and preferences of all patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they would like to be seen for an in-person visit following CDC guidelines or via telehealth.  Our specialists use teams of experts to diagnose and…

Pain Medicine Division offers telehealth at Springhill pain clinic

For the safety and convenience of our patients, the University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology’s Pain Medicine Division has successfully embarked on offering telehealth appointments. The appointments offered via a secure video chat or phone call allow patients to receive medical treatment from pain faculty physicians while adhering to…

New Appointments in Pain Medicine Division

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two faculty members to leadership roles in the Pain Medicine Division. Effective immediately, Sanjeev Kumar, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, has been named Medical Director of the Pain Medicine Clinic at Springhill. Juan Mora, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, has been named Medical Director of…

Acetaminophen Stewardship Team reduces costs with focus on strategic Tylenol use

Through efforts to educate providers about the importance of using costly intravenous acetaminophen (IV Tylenol) only when necessary, a new stewardship committee has been able to reduce costs at UF Health by more than $60,000 per month. Arvin Trippensee, DO, FASA, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, is spearheading the effort to encourage…

Division of Pain Medicine Announces New Fellows

Congratulations to the Division of Pain Medicine, which has successfully matched all six Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship positions for the 2020-21 academic year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The fellowship prides itself on producing physicians who are technically skilled in interventional pain management as well as poised to…

Courtesy Faculty

Emeritus Faculty Lawrence Berman, MD Andre Boezaart, MD, PhD Donald Caton, MD Jerry Cohen, MD Donn Dennis, MD Gordan Gibby, MD Michael Good, MD Shirley Graves, MD Robert Kirby, MD Richard Melker, MD Jerome Modell, MD Carl Peters, MD Segundina Saga-Rumley, MD Dinesh Shah, PhD…

Jerry J. Berger, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Contact Information Department of Anesthesiology P O Box 100254 University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32610-0254 Office Phone: (352) 265-0077 Email: jberger@anest.ufl.edu  Administrative Assistant Jessica Lee Phone: (352) 273-8960…

Linda Le-Wendling, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Director, Regional Anesthesiology and Perioperative Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Pain Medicine Research

The University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology has a broad based research program in the clinical translational science of pain medicine. This includes studies examining the disease processes of: Post-operative pain Acute pain Sub-acute pain Persistent/chronic pain Cancer-related pain These studies are being…

Pain Medicine Research

Ongoing Research Projects:   1.  NIH R03 NIAMS                  H Vincent (PI)   Hurley (Co-I)                                   04/01/2010-03/31/2013 Resistance exercise effects on fear avoidance beliefs and physical function in obese, older adults with chronic low back pain This study will be comparing the effects of two different resistance training protocols on psychosocial…

Education

Welcome to the Anesthesiology Residency & Fellowship Programs at the University of Florida. We invite you to explore our training opportunities and learn more about what we have to offer. While we cannot meet our residency and fellowship candidates in person this year, please take a few minutes…

Pain Medicine Education

The Pain Medicine division has educational opportunities for residents and fellows at the UF Pain and Spine Center (UFPSC) and the VA Pain Clinic (VAPC).