Richard W. Rosenquist, MD, was appointed Chairman of the Department of Pain Management in the Anesthesiology Institute in July 2011. Dr. Rosenquist comes to Cleveland Clinic from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he served as Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Pain Medicine Division.
Dr. Rosenquist received his medical degree in 1984 from Northwestern University in Chicago, where he continued his residency training. He completed a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia/Pain and Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and joined the faculty there.
He returned to Chicago in 1990 as 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 before moving to Iowa in 1997.
Dr. Rosenquist is a Past-President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and has served on the ASRA Board of Directors. He currently is Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Pain Medicine and as a member of the ASA Committee on Economics. He also is Vice-Chair of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Pain Medicine Examination Committee.
Dr. Rosenquist’s areas of interest include myofascial pain, CRPS/RSD, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, sports-related pain, low back pain, acute postoperative pain, regional anesthesia and analgesia.