Irakli Soulakvelidze M.D.

 Irakli Soulakvelidze M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Anesthesiology, Chronic pain, Pain Medicine


Pain Medicine at UW Medicine


English, Georgian, Russian


Primary Location

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.4282|Map It 


Irakli Soulakvelidze, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist at UW Medicine’s Center for Pain Relief and a UW assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

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. It is his great motivation to partner with patients in this process of recovery and healing from chronic pain.

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. He is board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He believes in a holistic approach and encourages patients to develop self-management programs for chronic pain. His research interests include effectiveness and mechanisms of compassion and mindfulness cultivation in the chronic pain management.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Soulakvelidze enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and sports.


Virginia Mason Medical CenterFellowshipPain Management2003
UW - Dept. of AnesthesiologyResidencyAnesthesiology2002
Baylor College of MedicineInternshipAnesthesiology1999
McMaster University Med. Ctr.Fellowship1997
UCSF - Cardiovascular Research InstituteFellowship1997
Moscow 2nd Medical InstitutePh.D1987
Tbilisi State Medical InstituteMedical education1979


Board Certifications

American Board of AnesthesiologyPain Medicine2005
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