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John J Fitzgerald

MD

Assistant Medical Director + Staff Physician

 

“I became a physician because I wanted a career that combined caring and science.” 

Dr. John Fitzgerald has practiced medicine in Indiana for more than 30 years, and he has lectured on interventional pain management throughout the United States. He enjoys getting to know his patients and creating individualized treatment plans. 

Dr. Fitzgerald specializes in radiofrequency ablation – RFA – a procedure in which a radio wave heats a nerve ending to decrease pain signals. This treatment helps alleviate pain that originates in the spine. 

Background

Dr. Fitzgerald previously served as the chair of anesthesiology at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was also a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service – a role that helped him see the true impact of chronic pain and motivated him to pursue pain management as a career focus. 

Personal Life

A native of Lake County, Indiana, Dr. Fitzgerald has lived with his wife in Indianapolis for more than 20 years. His interests include forestry, farming, history, and philosophy.

EDUCATION

1986-1989

Residency/Fellowship

Indiana University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Indianapolis

Focus on Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesiology

1982

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Doctor of Medicine

1983

Internship

Mercy Medical Center, Denver, CO.

1977

Undergraduate

Hillsdale (MI.) College

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Major in Biosciences and English Literature

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Anesthesiology

   – Board Certification in Anesthesiology: 1990-indefinitely

   – Sub-Certification/Re-Certification in Pain Medicine: 1996-2006, 2007-2016, 2017-2027

American Board of Pain Medicine: 1994

American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine: 1999

INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATIONS

Medical Director, West Colbert Health Clinic, Cherokee, AL.: 1984-1985

National Health Service Corps Recognition Award: 1985

Chairman, Anesthesiology Section, Department of Surgery, Methodist Hospital of Indiana,

Indianapolis: 1995

MEDICAL SOCIETIES

American Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Academy of Pain Management

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Indianapolis Medical Society

Indiana State Medical Associations

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH

Guest Lecturer, University Hospital of Maastricht, The Netherlands: 1998

Lecturer at Inaugural Meeting, American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery: 1999

Lecturer at various spinal medicine, medical and osteopathic conferences in Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, and Tennessee: 1999-2006

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