David Provenzano, MD received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and became a Phi Beta Kappa member. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed a surgical internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a residency in anesthesiology at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He completed a Pain Management Fellowship at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Provenzano has served as a principal investigator on multiple research studies and published numerous scientific articles. His research interests include neuromodulation and the effects of preinjected fluid on monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency lesioning. He has lectured at numerous international and national meetings on the management of acute and chronic pain. Furthermore, he serves as an external member of the Robert Morris University IRB, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duquesne University Department of Pharmacology, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physician Assistants Studies at the Duquesne University Rangos School of Health Sciences. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the North American Neuromodulation Society. He is the Vice Chair for the ASRA Neuromodulation Special Interest Group. Dr. Provenzano previously served as the Vice Chair for the Continuing Medical Education Committee for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In addition, he serves on the Educational Track Subcommittee on Pain Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has extensive interests and expertise in the conservative treatment of pain originating from the cervical and lumbar spine, neuromodulation and in the utilization of ultrasound for interventional pain management procedures.
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- Narouze, S., Benzon, H. T., Provenzano, D. A., Buvanendran, A., De Andres, J., Deer, T. R., … & Huntoon, M. A. (2015). Interventional spine and pain procedures in patients on antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications: guidelines from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, the American Academy of pain Medicine, the international Neuromodulation Society, the north American Neuromodulation Society, and the world Institute of Pain. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 40(3), 182-212.
- Deer, T. R., Mekhail, N., Provenzano, D., Pope, J., Krames, E., Leong, M., … & Buvanendran, A. (2014). The Appropriate Use of Neurostimulation of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System for the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Ischemic Diseases: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 17(6), 515-550.
- Deer, T. R., Mekhail, N., Provenzano, D., Pope, J., Krames, E., Thomson, S., … & Buvanendran, A. (2014). The appropriate use of neurostimulation: avoidance and treatment of complications of neurostimulation therapies for the treatment of chronic pain. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 17(6), 571-598.
- Provenzano, D. A., & Fanciullo, G. (2007). Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections: should we be performing them?. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 32(2), 168.
- Provenzano, D. A., Lassila, H. C., & Somers, D. (2010). The effect of fluid injection on lesion size during radiofrequency treatment. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 35(4), 338-342.
- Narouze, S. N., & Provenzano, D. A. (2013). Sonographically guided cervical facet nerve and joint injections: why sonography?. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 32(11), 1885-1896.