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Welcome 2021 Pain Medicine Fellows!

Six physicians began their Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship with us this summer. Please help us welcome them to the team! 12-Month Fellowships Ahmad Abdul-Rahim, DO Dr. Abdul-Rahim earned his medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida. He…

Nicholas Hosford, M.H.A., Joins the Department

Nicholas Hosford, M.H.A., joined us as Practice Manager, Pain Medicine UF Health Springhill, on Monday, July 26. Nicholas has worked for the Department of Orthopaedics at UF Health since 2016, most recently as business office supervisor. He has held prior positions with Dermatology Associates and as relief manager for Ronald McDonald…

Pain Medicine Fellowship Receives Grant from Boston Scientific

We are excited to announce that Rene Przkora, M.D., Ph.D., and the Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship program have been awarded an educational grant from Boston Scientific. The Neuromodulation Fellowship Grant from Boston Scientific is intended to support professional education by providing funding for a limited number of medical fellowships…

UF Health selected as study site for knee pain trial through EPPIC-Net

UF Health has been selected as one of 20 sites across the nation to participate in a trial of a new treatment for knee pain. The clinical trial is part of the ongoing NIH HEAL Initiative to identify nonopioid pain treatments. The trial, titled “A 24-week study to evaluate the…

Pain Medicine Fellowship awarded Abbott grant

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, and the Pain Medicine Fellowship have been awarded a grant from Abbott Laboratories to support education in pain medicine. The funding will help our fellowship train the next generation of leaders in pain medicine; facilitate clinical, basic, and translational research activities; enhance our efforts to…

Two Faculty Members Join Department of Anesthesiology as Joint Professors

A big welcome to Kimberly Sibille, PhD, MA, as a Joint Associate Professor with the Division of Pain Medicine, and Brent Carr, MD, as Joint Assistant Professor. Dr. Sibille is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Aging & Geriatric Research as well as Affiliate Faculty in the…

Article on EPPIC-Net Published in ASA Monitor

Congratulations to Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, who is the lead author on an article published in the ASA Monitor about the ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded pain treatment research network involving the University of Florida. The article, titled “A Major Step to Improve…

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…

Pain Medicine Division receives Medtronic grant for fellowship education

The Pain Medicine Division has been awarded a grant from Medtronic to support fellows in attending cadaver courses required during their training. The funds will be used by the six Pain Medicine fellows throughout the year to attend various educational courses. With the support from Medtronic,…

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

Anesthesiology Residency & Fellowship Programs at the University of Florida Anesthesiology Residency Program…

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).