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Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Pain Medicine Fellowship Program of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, is one of the 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in America (Becker's ASC Review). He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a Principal Physician Investigator in the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner Research Institute.
Dr. Cheng has received research grants of more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and other funding agencies. He has published more than 80 research papers, review articles, and book chapters in scientific journals and textbooks. His clinical expertise and research interests are in the mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of neuropathic pain, spinal cord physiology of sensory-motor integration, and clinical application of neuromodulation.
abdominal and pelvic pain, Abdominal Pain, abdominal pain and spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, acute postoperative pain management, anesthesia for orthopedic surgery, back, back neuropathic, Back Pain, back/neck pain, cancer pain, CRP, complex regional pain syndrome, evaluation of back and neck pain, headache and orofacial pain, Headaches, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, Neck Pain, neuromodulation, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, Pediatric Pain, pelvic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, regional anesthesia, research, spinal cord stimulation, spine, spine pain
Awards & Honors
Dr. Cheng is named one of the 70 Best Pain Physicians in the US (Becker's ASC Review) and has received Patients' Choice Award, Passtionate Doctor Award, and 30 other awards from academic, societal, and governmental agencies. As principle investigator, his research has been consistently funded in the last 18 years by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, and the Canadian NeuroScience Network of Centers of Excellence/Medical Research Council of Canada. As an educator, he has trained more than 80 postdoctoral fellows, clinical research fellows, and clinical fellows.
Innovations & Patents
Dr. Cheng is a recipient of the Cleveland Clinic 2007 Inventor Award for his investigation of the therapeutic application of gap junction inhibitors in the management of pain. He is also the inventor of a wheelchair powered by electrical stimulation of paralyzed leg muscles, designed for patients with spinal cord injury and the elderly. He has more recently invented a template designed to improve radiofrequency ablation to treat sacroiliac joint pain.
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