The mission of the Washington University Pain Center is to alleviate human suffering from pain through integration of research, education and clinical practice.


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Meet Rajiv K. Shah, MD

The Pain Management Center is pleased to welcome Rajiv Shah, MD who joins Washington University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Dr. Shah graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and completed his residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He completed his fellowship in pain medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Shah is especially interested in cancer pain management; he also has a broad clinical interest in the management of acute and chronic pain. He has an expertise in the full range of standard pain management therapies and interventions with a special interest in celiac plexus blocks, vertebroplasty and radiofrequency ablation.

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