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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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

144 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

The provider along with the residence work together providing recommendations for pain management treatment was fair

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Rosenquist was very professional and understanding. Both Dr. Rosenquist and his fellow Dr. Villerot spent plenty of time examining my husband, as well as discussing treatment options.

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.

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