Dr. John Fitzgerald: Pain Management and Treatment Specialist

Dr. John Fitzgerald joined Indianapolis’ Center for Pain Management in 2004. As a pain management and treatment specialist with nearly 30 years of experience, he is a well-known leader in radiofrequency rhizotomy. Dr. Fitzgerald has trained internationally with the physicians and scientists who developed the procedure and the equipment used to perform it.

As a result of his first-hand training in radiofrequency rhizotomy, Dr. Fitzgerald has subsequently trained numerous physicians on the tools and techniques he uses on a daily basis. He is board-certified in anesthesiology, pain management and pain medicine. Prior to joining the Center for Pain Management, Dr. Fitzgerald practiced both anesthesiology and pain management at Methodist Hospital and served as the organization’s chairman of the Anesthesiology Section.

Pre-Medical Education
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
December, 1977
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude
Major in Biosciences and English Literature

Medical Education
Indiana University School of Medicine
February, 1982
Doctor of Medicine

Internship
Mercy Medical Center
Transitional Internship (Family Medicine)
1983

Military Service
General Medical Officer (0-3)
United States Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps
1983-1985
Honorable Discharge, July, 1985

Residency
Indiana University Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
1986-1989
Focus on Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Licensure and Board Certification
Indiana Medical License since 1982
Board Certification in Anesthesiology, 1990
Subspecialty Anesthesiology Certification in Pain Management, 1996
Certification in Pain Medicine, American Board of Pain Medicine, 1994
Certification, American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine, 1999

Honors and Offices
Medical Director, West Colbert Health Clinic
Cherokee, Alabama
1984-1985
National Health Service Corps Recognition Award, 1985

Chairman, Anesthesiology Section, Department of Surgery
Methodist Hospital of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
1995

Hospital Privileges
St. Vincent Hospital
Westview Hospital

Medical Societies
Indiana State Medical Association
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Lecturing and Publications
Guest Lecturer, University Hospital of Maastricht, The Netherlands
March, 1998

Lecturer at Inaugural Meeting, American Academy of Minimally Invasive
Spinal Medicine and Surgery
December, 1999

Lecturer at various spinal medicine, medical and osteopathic conferences
In Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada and Tennessee
1999-2006

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