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

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As of 4/1/2020, Dr. Rosenquist has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

124 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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

22 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Extra steps had to be taken for the timing of the appointment to be in accordance with Dr.'s follow up instructions.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

i was impressed the doctors were very down to earth not high minded and seemed very interested in me and my problem.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

both doctors worked together to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

I am very happy with the care that I am receiving by this provider at the Cleveland clinic. He had found answers to my medical problems where no one else had. I am traveling in from Erie Pa. Definately has been worth the drive for me and will continue to travel to see this provider and referrals from this provider. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Rosenquist & his staff are great, especially Dr Rosenquist

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I have and will continue to recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Rosenquist to everyone I know who is in need of his services.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Rosenquist listening to me as a patient with a very severe injury actually made me feel not like a number. I am sure I am in the best care possible for this injury. I know he will figure out what happened during this unexpected injury. 100% confident in this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Rosenquist is clearly very knowledgeable, always gives thorough explanations to my questions, and has a very pleasant personality!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

had very good experience from registration, to nirse, and the doctor. everyone was very caring. nice, and friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Rosenquist is concerned about my feelings as well as how I feel. I never feel rushed and any concerns I have are addressed. Always pleasant yet professional. II wish I could say that about all my doctors!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Rosenquist took time before and after my procedure to discuss my issues

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

very nice Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

I felt Dr Rosenquist was genuinely concerned about my condition and wanted to help me. I was pleased with his smile and sunny disposition.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

One of the best physicians visit that I've ever had. Very extensive and thorough visit and care. listened to all my concerns and questions, explained new options.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Rosenquist and his staff are wonderful and caring. I have been in pain for over 3 years. Dr Rosenquist has been the only doctor who took the time to find out what was causing the pain and diagnose the problem. I am a very nervous individual. His staff were very kind to me and I deeply appreciate that.

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