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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 Epidural Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Joint Injections
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement of Cervical Tunneled Epidural Catheter
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • 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

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

Internship - Evanston Hospital
Evanston, IL

Medical Education - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate - North Park College
Natural Science
Chicago, IL


  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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 6/26/2024, 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

98 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I scheduled with Dr. Rosenquist at the first available appointment and drove from Florida to meet with him.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I have the upmost respect for Dr. Rosenquist and his opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

When I arrived on 3/25 they said I wasn't scheduled for my follow up from 9 weeks prior procedure day. I waited in waiting room for short of 3.5 hours to see doctor. Wasn't a pleasant appointment day. Staff was kind.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Best doctor ever!!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Both Dr. Rosenquist and his student assistant were wonderful. They spent enough time with me to understand the issues that I am having. I left with a sense of confidence that they can help me with these issues.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Rosenquist Is an excellent practitioner! I'm so grateful to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

In my opinion. DR.ROSENQUIST IS an excellent physician,very personable and engaging.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr.Rosenquist is a keeper!!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

I was quite pleased with the Dr. He requested that I return in 1-2 weeks for treatment. Unfortunately, my treatment couldn't be scheduled until March 6.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Rosenquist gave me an accurate diagnosis after I'd been misdiagnosed by multiple providers for 9 months.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Rosenquist is the one doctor that I completely trust. He has been honest with my diagnosis and has kept me apprised of my changing care needs. I've only had one other doctor (1980's) give me such excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Very professional and caring dr. I was very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Rosenquist is a wonderful physician; very caring, knowledgeable, understanding and he listens with compassion The Clinic is very lucky to have him!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

The doctor was very thorough. When I asked to please do the procedure he went and got his supervisor to explain to me why I couldn't get it that day. Very nicely explained. I am concerned if I will have wait a along time to get another appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

My experience with everyone at Cleveland Clinic was exemplary from the first person with whom I spoke, of course, Dr. Rosenquist answered all my questions and gave me excellent advice. Even the shuttle bus driver was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

The staff was wonderful, polite and very efficient. I was very comfortable with the doctor. The experience was pleasant.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Rosenquist is amazing! He is so kind and attentive.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Rosenquist is the best doctor we have dealt with in Cleveland. So caring and nice. Just a great person

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Every experience w this provider is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Would recommend this particular doctor. He's the best one that you have

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Rosenquist and his staff were excellent! He has the rare trait of medical expertise with a wonderful personality.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

My dr. Took the time to answer all of my questions and calmed my fears about my hip injection. I never felt rushed. I was treated as if I were family. He truly is the best of the best.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Both Dr Rosenquist and his colleague were very professional, prepared (had read my chart and other medical records I bought), kind, caring, knowledgeable doctors which I and my partner tremendously appreciated.

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