1. Minnesota


  1. Anesthesiology
  2. Pain Medicine


  1. Trainee - Pain Management Department of Anesthesiology
  2. Resident - Anesthesiology: Alan D. Sessler, MD, Chairman Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  4. BS University of Wisconsin, Madison


  1. American Board of Pain Medicine
  2. American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Management
  3. American Board of Anesthesiology

Primary Appointment

  1. Anesthesiology

Academic rank

  1. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Professional Highlights

  • Editor, Neuromodulation Section, Pain Medicine 2013-Current
  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Pain Medicine 2012-current
  • Chair, Scientific Review and Guidelines Committee, American Academy of Pain Medicine 2010-current
  • Evidence Based Guideline Committee member, North American Spine Society, 2009-current


  • Diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic painful disorders
  • Neurostimulation to treat chronic painful disorders
  • Novel uses for neurostimulation
  • Intrathecal therapies for pain and spasticity
  • Treatment of cancer pain
  • Evidence based spine care
  • Safe use of radiofrequency neurotomy to treat spine pain
  • Minimally invasive percutaneous lumbar decompression to treat spinal stenosis


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See a description of research activities.