Bruce Vrooman, MD

216.445.9641

Bruce Vrooman, MD

Appointed: 2008

Bruce Vrooman, MD
Department: Pain Management
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.9641
DeskDesk:216.445.7370
WorkFax:216.444.9890
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2008
Residency - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Anesthesiology
Boston, MA USA
2007
Internship - Boston University / Boston University Medical Center
Transitional Internship
Boston, MA USA
2004
Medical School - Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA USA
2003
Graduate - George Mason University
Fairfax, VA USA
1999
Undergraduate - University of Vermont
Burlington, VT USA
1993

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology- Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

abdominal and pelvic pain, Abdominal Pain, abdominal pain and spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, cancer pain, CRP, complex regional pain syndrome, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, neuropathic, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, pelvic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, spinal cord stimulation, spine, spine pain

Awards & Honors

  • Chief Resident-- Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Award:  Boston University Medical Center

Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epiduroscopy
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Viscosupplementation

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/26/2014, Dr. Vrooman has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Vrooman received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
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