Specialties and Expertise
Anesthesiology, Chronic pain, Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine at UW Medicine
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Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt
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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.
In his free time Dr. Soulakvelidze enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and sports.