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Senior Clinical Advisor

Richard W. Rosenquist, MD

Dr. Richard Rosenquist received his M.D. degree in June 1984 from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. His post-graduate education includes an internship at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois from 1984-1985, residency in Anesthesiology at Northwestern University, and McGaw Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois 1985-1987, and a one-year fellowship in Regional Anesthesia/Pain and Critical Care, Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

From July, 1988 to June, 1990 Dr. Rosenquist was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. From June, 1990 to December 31, 1997 he was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Acute Pain Control Service and Director, Center for Pain Management and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rosenquist was an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Pain Medicine Division at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic from 1998-2004. From 2004 to June 30, 2011, he was Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Pain Medicine Division at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He is currently Chairman of the Pain Management Department at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Rosenquist is a Past-President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA). He served as President of ASRA from 2005 to 2007. He served on the ASRA Board of Directors from 2000 to 2011. He is currently Vice-Chair for the Faculty Development Committee and a member of the CME Committee. For the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) he currently serves as a Member of the ASA Committee on Pain Medicine, Member of the ASA Committee on Economics, and ASA RUC Advisor. For the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), he is a past Chair of the ABA Pain Medicine Examination Committee and served as a member of the committee from 2003 to 2019. For the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), he served on the Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee, the Task Force on Pain Fellowship Program Requirement Revisions, the Milestone Development Task Force for Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine, the Fellowship Program Requirement Task Force for Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine from 2012-2018 and is currently a member of the ACGME Board of Appeals. For the Spine Intervention Society, he was a member-at-large of the Board of Directors from 2021 to 2023.

Dr. Rosenquist’s areas of interest include education and training, chronic pain management, regional anesthesia, and postoperative pain management.

Dr. Rosenquist has 82 peer-reviewed publications, 2 books, and 24 book chapters. He has given over 550 presentations at local, national and international meetings.