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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
  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation
  • 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 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hemophilia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash
View all 43 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/24/2021, 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.

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:

  • Southern Sports Medicine Company, 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

135 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Excellent on all servicers and treatment ! The doctor is also excellent on all aspects !

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Rosenquist is beyond wonderful! I have only excellent things to say about him in every aspect of his care to me.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

I have been dealing with many different providers and I have only received the care I do from Dr. Rosenquist a handful of times. He is one of the best doctors and humans I know, I cannot thank him enough.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr Rosenquist was great! He recommended seeing a other specialist which could get down to root of problem

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

The follow up has been very poor as I described previously getting the messages to Dr Rosenquist as he requested in my appointment, I feel as though none have actually gotten to home despite calls and messages.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

doctor and his. assistant thorough and patient

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

when you are in constant pain, waiting a month to get in seems like a year. Dr. R. is wonderful and his fellows have been as well. no complaints against them at all!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Very pleased with visit and physician plan of care.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

fantastic group and better physicians

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

This was my first experience at Cleveland Clinic. I am so impressed by everyone I have had contact with. I was amazed how quickly I was able to get an appointment. All of the staff members are very gracious and compassionate.Dr Shin and Dr Rosenquist were very thorough, gentle and compassionate when taking my medical history, physical examination and listening to me. I feel confident and have hope that they will be able to help alleviate my pain. Dr Rosenquist answered all of my questions thoroughly. I am pleased that I was able to get an appointment for my treatment in a short amount of time.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

I love Dr. Rosenquist. He is always thoughtful and caring, and we always talk about all treatment options. He's really good.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

It was a very nice visit the doctor left me feeling very encouraged and hopeful

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Original call was to schedule with a Dr no longer with Pain Mgmt. It all turned out better than expected.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Rosenquist's assistant vas very thorough and showed concern for my issues. Dr. Rosenquist also showed a great deal of interest in my diagnosis and was proactive with respect to gathering more information.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr Rosenquist, wanted me to get a bract with a TENS unit in it and the insurance company denied it. They were going to talk to the doctor to see what he want to do

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Rosenquist was exemplary. He is kind and fully engaged. We discussed my issues and he responded to each concern with professionalism but more importantly with humanism. We chatted after the visit about common interests. I was completely at ease and very encourage by the recommendations.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The doctor spent time understanding my issue and was compassionate and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Absolutely great care from Dr Rosenquist Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

It's been a great experience Dr. Rosenquist actually sits down and talks to you....makes you comfortable to ask your questions and explains everything thoroughly. He gives you great confidence that he is going to help you...this sounds silly but he has a great sense of humor, which relaxes you and has the ability and experience to make you feel that your pain is his pain. He makes you time with him almost a fun experience!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

I can not recommend dr rosenquist highly enough. he is wonderful caring and listens to you and makes suggestions

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Rosenquist to others.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Rosenquist is committed to my health and methodically trying to figure out what is causing my pain.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

excellent initial experience with dr.rosenquist and staff. unfortunately wasn't able to schedule prescribed procedure to relieve constant pain for a month after initial appointment which was too long!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. was wonderful. he did wonderful things for me.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

We drove 3 days to visit Dr Rosenquist. We were not disappointed. He was very confident in his opinions and he left us feeling like our effort to get to Cleveland Clinic were worthwhile.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

I am impressed with the fact he wants to find the underlying cause for my pain, not just putting a bandaid on the pain. He has awesome bedside manner and I am excited to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

awesome doctor, excited to solve my back pain. long, chronic pain for years

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