Elvis W. Rema, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Elvis W. Rema, MD is board-certified in Pain Management & Anesthesiology and served as assistant clinical professor at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He completed his Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital and a residency in Anesthesiology at The George Washington University where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Rema specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain caused by arthritis, degenerative disease, spinal stenosis and ongoing pain after spine surgery known as post-laminectomy syndrome. He has expertise in treating neuropathic pain syndromes such as complex regional pain syndrome, post thoracotomy syndrome, post herpetic neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, etc. He also treats complex conditions such as facial pain, pelvic pain, joint pain and headaches. He has a special interest in pain caused by cancer and interventional techniques for palliation. In addition he also has experience in neuromodulation and implantation of intrathecal drug delivery systems. The scope of Dr. Rema’s practice involves a multidisciplinary approach that accounts for a custom treatment regimen for each patient. The main goal of his treatment plan is to improve functionality and quality of life for his patients.
Dr. Rema was actively involved in medical resident and medical student education during his time at the George Washington University. He has presented at various anesthesiology and pain medicine conferences and is the author of book chapters in the discipline of both anesthesiology and pain medicine.