John Fitzgerald, MD - Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician
Get to Know Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD
Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist with over 30 years of experience. He is also a leader in using lumbar radiofrequency rhizotomy to treat chronic pain conditions.

Meet Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD in Our Indianapolis Pain Center

Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician at the Center for Pain Management. He joined the practice in 2004 and offers 30 years of experience as a pain management and treatment specialist.  Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD is a well-known leader in lumbar radiofrequency rhizotomy and has trained internationally with the physicians and scientists who developed the procedure and equipment used to perform it.

Learn More About Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD of the Center for Pain Management

As a result of his first-hand training in radiofrequency rhizotomy, Dr. John Fitzgerald, MD 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. John Fitzgerald practiced both anesthesiology and pain management at Methodist Hospital and served as the organization’s chairman of the Anesthesiology Section.

Hillsdale College: 1977
Hillsdale, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude
Major in Biosciences and English Literature

Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine: 1982
Doctor of Medicine

Mercy Medical Center: 1983
Transitional Internship (Family Medicine)

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

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

State of Indiana: Since 1982

Board Certification
American Board of Anesthesiology
– Board Certification in Anesthesiology: 1990-indefinitely
– Sub-Certification/Re-Certification in Pain Medicine: 1996-2006, 2007-2016, 2017-2027
American Board of Pain Medicine: 1994
American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine: 1999

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

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

Hospital Privileges
St. Vincent Hospital
Westview Hospital

Medical Societies
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Academy of Pain Management
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Indianapolis Medical Society
Indiana State Medical Association

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

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

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

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