BiographyIrakli 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 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