Ronald Wasserman is the Service Chief for Pain Medicine, and the Director of the Back and Pain Center at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wasserman received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He then completed residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Calgary in Canada in 1993. Following this he then did a fellowship in regional anesthesia at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He then practiced anesthesiology in London, Ontario until 1998 when he pursued a fellowship in pain medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Upon completion of this fellowship in 1999 he joined the faculty in the department of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wasserman has been with the Back and Pain Center at the University of Michigan since 1999 and subsequently became director of the program and service chief in 6/2003. During this time the Back and Pain Center has been able to successfully incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to treating a variety of pain problems by bringing in internists, a neurologist, pain psychologists, a psychiatrist, a neurosurgeon, and an orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Wasserman has an interest in the treatment of a wide variety of pain problems through the use of interventional techniques including back and neck pain, CRPS, post-herpetic neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, post-mastectomy pain, and post-thoracotomy pain. Dr. Wasserman is board certified in pain medicine and is on a committee with both the International Spine Intervention Society as well as the American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Wasserman's research interests include identifying outcome predictors in patients with chronic pain.