As a division of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, the UPMC Pain Management Division is a multidisciplinary clinical, teaching, and research endeavor spread over several clinic locations.
Pain is personal. UPMC Pain Management recognizes that everyone experiences pain in very different ways — from how much it hurts to how long it lasts. At UPMC, we are at the forefront of innovation in pain management research, education, and patient care. Our expert team brings together specialists in many areas to create highly personalized treatment plans for patients of all ages.
UPMC Pain Management evaluates and treats every type of pain disorder. Our multidisciplinary team approach to pain care brings together dedicated professionals from various specialties including anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychology. We provide pain treatment that recognizes the biological, psychological, and social factors that shape how every person experiences and manages their pain.
At UPMC Pain Management, we develop a personalized pain treatment plan for each patient. Our experts will work with you and your doctor or specialist to establish your goals and make decisions about your pain management care. As a new patient in our office, your initial evaluation will allow your physician to make a diagnosis and put together a personalized pain treatment plan.
Individuals in western Pa. can use our new phone number 833-997-7246 (PAIN), to learn about pain management services or to speak with an appointment scheduler, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST).
Learn more about pain management services in central or north central Pa.
While everyone experiences pain, there is still a great deal that medicine doesn’t know about it. UPMC Pain Management is committed to advancing medicine’s understanding of pain through research, patient care, and education.
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have played a leadership role in addressing pain medicine delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an article in Pain Medicine — the official journal of the American Association of Pain Management (AAPA) — which outlines best practice guidelines using telemedicine for chronic pain. Additionally, in his role as president of the AAPA, Ajay Wasan, MD, vice chair for pain medicine at UPMC, held a series of national webinars advising providers on how to adjust their practice to the COVID pandemic in order to keep patients safe while still receiving high quality pain care. Learn more.
Fran's pain was piercing and debilitating. Thanks to her integrative care plan that includes both pain and behavioral health, she feels empowered and equipped to stretch her limits.Read Fran's story.
Dr. Vwaire Orhurhu, a pain management specialist, gets his passion from helping patients get better.Read Dr. Orhurhu's story.
To maintain a good work/life balance, Lori Malazich pursues her passion for hiking, high intensity interval training, weightlifting, and endurance running. However, her run came to an unexpected and painful halt one day and Lori found herself on a different path.Read Lori's story.