Department Pain Management
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

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
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Joint Injections
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchnic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hemophilia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelography
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Pediatric Migraine Headache
  • Pediatric Pain
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Regional Anesthesia Nerve Injuries
  • Post-Surgical Pain Syndromes
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash
View all 52 Specialties +


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About Richard W. Rosenquist, MD

Richard W. Rosenquist, MD, was appointed Chairman of the Department of Pain Management in the Anesthesiology Institute in July 2011.  Dr. Rosenquist comes to Cleveland Clinic from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he served as Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Pain Medicine Division.

Dr. Rosenquist received his medical degree in 1984 from Northwestern University in Chicago, where he continued his residency training.  He completed a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia/Pain and Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and joined the faculty there.

He returned to Chicago in 1990 as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Acute Pain Control Service and Director, Center for Pain Management and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine before moving to Iowa in 1997.

Dr. Rosenquist is a Past-President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and has served on the ASRA Board of Directors.  He currently is Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Pain Medicine and as a member of the ASA Committee on Economics.  He also is Vice-Chair of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Pain Medicine Examination Committee.

Dr. Rosenquist’s areas of interest include myofascial pain, CRPS/RSD, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, sports-related pain, low back pain, acute postoperative pain, regional anesthesia and analgesia.  His office phone number is 216.445.8388.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Grady Memorial Hospital
Pain and Critical Care Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - Northwestern University, Foster McGaw Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Evanston Hospital
Evanston, IL USA

Medical Education - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - North Park College
Natural Science
Chicago, IL USA


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/24/2019, Dr. Rosenquist 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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

  • Mainstay Medical International plc

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Rosenquist serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Kure Pain Holdings, LLC

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

139 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

The doctor's team and staff are unbelievable. I fly in from Colorado for my treatment with the doctor and his team.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

dr rosenquist is great. I've been very happy with my care with him

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr Rosenquist was absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Rosenquist was great. He gave me some hope for the future.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

I have had nothing but very good service from the staff and Dr. Rosenquist. I would recommend him to anyone that needed his type of service.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Rosenquist's nurses listened very well to the problems I was having and informed the doctor very well of all the problems I had listed.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr Rosenquist and his staff are very wonderful and helpful. I am very happy and impressed and would recommend Cleveland Clinic to any one who needs great Drs prompt service and wonderful care

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Due to workers compensation I have had to wait from November to April to receive a second nerve block. I fully understand that it's not Cleveland Clinics responsibility but I really need this treatments in a more timely manner. Thank you and Dr. Rosenquist is Wonderful Dr. that I trust! I'm very thankful for him!!!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Rosenquist to anyone in need of a pain management specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Top shelf interactions with Dr. Rosenquist and the Fellow.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Rosenqueist and the his staff are the best. Everyone were very professional from the team to the recovery room. The team who did the procedure were great especially the Dr. who did my procedure in which she hit the spot where the pain subsided. Cant think of the lady name during the procedure who held my hand throughout the procedure very comforting. Can't forget about the staff at the front desk C25 they are very professional as well. Overall my visit through pain mgmt dept. I'll give an AA+++

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Excellent staff. Dr. Rosenqueist make you feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

my dr went above and beyond with kindness

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

I have always been treated respectfully and very seldom waited long for doctor to see me.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

I felt as if we were talking to the best of the best when we talked to Dr. Rosenquist's assistant. The same holds true for Dr. Rosenquist. Lots of eye contact. We went over questions/concerns slowly and completely. Very impressive. Esp for a first-time visit.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

my doctor took time to see how I felt and what we should do to make me feel better

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

I really like dr. rosenquist and his approach to my care. He wants to fix me without medication and that's what I have wanted from the very beginning of this journey.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

The doctor is very nice and patient.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

Dr. Rosenquist and team are polite, well prepared, great listeners and responders, and teach what needs medical attention and how they treat the condition. the assure dignity in all procedures, and follow up to assure i am doing well and that they have addressed all questions and concerns. Dr. Rosenquist is excellent and I recommend to any person in need of excellent pain management care!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Like a well greased wheel. Dr. Runs a tight ship

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

This Dr. Is a very courteous, professional, gentleman. Nothing more, nothing less. Treats patient with respect.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Rosenquist has an outgoing friendly personality...he is open, candid and objective which allows for good communication between the physician and the patient.

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