Irakli Soulakvelidze M.D. Not accepting new patients

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Chronic pain, General anesthesiology, Pain management


English, Georgian, Russian


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.
Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401 Seattle, WA 98105


Behavioral healthcare, Pain management, Physiatry, Rehabilitation medicine

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

Fellowship, 1997

McMaster University Med. Ctr.

Fellowship, 1997

Moscow 2nd Medical Institute

Ph.D, 1987

Tbilisi State Medical Institute

Medical education, 1979


Board Certifications
  • Pain Medicine, 2005, American Board of Anesthesiology