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About Our Team

Our interdisciplinary team includes leading experts in the field of pain medicine from across the country. These physicians are from a variety of specialties, including anesthesiology, neurology, and psychiatry. Our physicians are board certified in their specialty as well as in pain medicine.

Penn Pain Medicine Team

Our pain management team has decades of experience in understanding and treating patients with pain, in pain research, in teaching professionals about pain and its treatment, and in establishing and directing pain programs.

Penn Pain Medicine Team

Members of our team are active leaders in regional and national organizations that provide support and information to patients with pain and disseminate knowledge about the latest advances in pain management to both professionals and the public.

Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care

Dell R. Burkey, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Anesthesia Pain Service
Associate Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship

Martin Cheatle, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Behavioral Medicine

Issam A. Mardini, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Rosemary Polomano, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Nursing

Robert Rothrock, PA-C


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