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William D. Mauck, M.D.

  1. Anesthesiologist

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



W. David Mauck, M.D., is a board-certified Pain Medicine specialist with expertise in interventional pain medicine procedures. He is the past Chairman of the Pain Medicine Division and is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Dr. Mauck completed his Anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2002, he was awarded the Mayo Foundation Scholar and completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Following the fellowship, he was hired at Mayo Clinic in Rochester as an Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine consultant. In 2007, he left the practice of anesthesiology and focuses his full attention on the practice Pain Medicine. He staffs both the Spine Center and Pain Medicine Clinic where he collaborates with PMR, Oncology, Palliative Medicine, Neurology and surgical colleagues.

Dr. Mauck's clinical practice focuses on comprehensive pain control and functional restoration. He has an interest in expanding the role and therapies offered by Pain Medicine, particularly those involving neuromodulation. He continues to actively lecture and publish on Pain Medicine treatment and therapies. He has an interest in cancer, spine and neuropathic pain with an emphasis on treating such conditions with advanced modalities including fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided procedures, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems. He is also interested in improving patient access to Pain Medicine by reducing legislative and third-party payer barriers.

  1. Back pain
  2. Cancer-related pain
  3. Complex regional pain syndrome
  4. Meralgia paresthetica
  5. Mononeuropathies
  6. Phantom pain
  7. Post-hernia surgery pain
  8. Post-knee surgery chronic pain
  9. Radiculopathy
  10. Residual limb pain
  1. Ablation
  2. Cancer treatment
  3. Celiac plexus block
  4. Dorsal root ganglion stimulator implantation
  5. Epidural blood patch
  6. Epidural steroid injection
  7. Fluoroscopy
  8. Fluoroscopy-guided biopsy
  9. Injection
  10. Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation
  11. Intrathecal morphine pump implantation
  12. Intrathecal pump implantation
  13. Joint injection
  14. Lumbar sympathetic block
  15. Medial branch block
  16. Nerve block
  17. Pain management
  18. Peripheral nerve block
  19. Peripheral nerve stimulation
  20. Radiofrequency ablation
  21. Radiofrequency neurotomy
  22. Spinal cord stimulator insertion
  23. Spinal injection
  24. Spine procedure
  25. Stellate ganglion block
  26. Sympathetic nerve block
  27. Trigger point injection
  28. Ultrasound
  29. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  30. Ultrasound-guided injection
  • Mononeuropathy pain
  • Post-herniorraphy pain
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Chronic radicular pain
  • Cancer related pain
  • Functional restoration
  • Improving patient access
  1. 2003
    ResidentPain Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    FellowPain Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2002
    ResidentAnesthesiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2002
    ResidentDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  5. 1996
    InternshipWilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force
  6. 1995
    MDUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
  7. 1990
    BS - AgricultureUniversity of Missouri, Columbia


  1. 2004
    Pain MedicineAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
  2. 2004
    AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    $10,000 from the North’s for Pain Fellowship – Well Being Pilot Project.Department of Development
  2. 2018
    Mr. Lou Gerstner gift of $1.5 Million for the pain register Department of Development
  3. 1999
    Air Force Commendation MedalDepartment of the Air Force

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Board ChairSpine Intervention Society
  2. 2020 - 2021
    Vice ChairSIS Health Policy Division
  3. 2020 - present
    Chair/Co-ChairHealth Policy Divison
  4. 2020 - present
    Co-ChairSIS New Curriculm Task Force
  5. 2020 - present
    Co-ChairHealth Policy Division- Spine Intervention
  6. 2020 - present
    AACVPR RepresentativeSpine Intervention Society
  7. 2020 - present
    Co-Chair: New Curriculum Task ForceSpine Intervention Society
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberSearch Committee - PRC Medical Director Psychiatrist Position, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  9. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association