John J Fitzgerald
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.
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.
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.
Indiana University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Indianapolis
Focus on Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Doctor of Medicine
Mercy Medical Center, Denver, CO.
Hillsdale (MI.) College
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude
Major in Biosciences and English Literature