BiographyDr Soulakvelidze is a board certified physician in pain medicine from the American Board of anesthesiology and attending physician at UWMC-Roosevelt Center for Pain Relief. He is a UW clinical associate professor in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Soulakvelidze earned his M.D. at Tbilisi State Medical Institute in Georgia and his Ph.D. at the Moscow Second Medical Institute in Russia.
Dr. Soulakvelidze believes that to improve pain and impaired function, neurobiological as well as psychosocial mechanisms need to be addressed that are unique for every patient. His great motivation is to partner with patients in this process of recovery and healing from chronic pain. Dr Soulakvelidze has broad interests in chronic pain, such as CRPS, neuropathic and spinal pain. His current research interests are studying effectiveness and mechanisms of compassion and mindfulness cultivation in the management of chronic pain.
Personal InterestsIn his free time Dr. Soulakvelidze enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and sports.
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Fellowship, 2003, Pain Management
UW - Dept. of Anesthesiology
Residency, 2002, Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Internship, 1999, Anesthesiology
UCSF - Cardiovascular Research Institute
McMaster University Med. Ctr.
Moscow 2nd Medical Institute
Tbilisi State Medical Institute
Medical education, 1979
- Pain Medicine, 2005, American Board of Anesthesiology