Irakli Soulakvelidze M.D. Not accepting new patients

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Chronic pain, General anesthesiology, Pain management


English, Georgian, Russian


Dr 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 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