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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


Frederick Burgess, MD, PhD

   Frederick Burgess, MD, PhD
Chief, Anesthesia Section, Providence VA Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery (Anesthesiology),
Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University *

Dr. Burgess is Chief of the Anesthesia Section (Surgery Service) at Providence VA Medical Center and past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has seen military service in combat environments with U.S. Army Forward Surgical Teams in both Iraq and Afghanistan, leading to a common bond with the Veteran population in Providence. He is closely involved with the Interventional Pain Management Program at the PVAMC. A nationally-recognized expert in pain management, he lends his clinical and research expertise to neuromodulation research focusing on both the affective (emotional) and nociceptive components of pain. He has continued to mentor psychiatry research residents (in an NIMH-funded R25 training program). Dr. Burgess received a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, a PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology and Doctor of Medicine from Brown University.

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