Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD Director of Research

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD, is a Pain Physician and Director of Research at Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, IL. He received his medical degree in Univerdidad Libre in Cali, Colombia and a PhD in Immunology at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Vallejo completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami) where he was Chief Resident in the Anesthesiology department. He specialized in Pain Medicine at Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vallejo is Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and a member of the examination board for the World Institute of Pain and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. His academic accomplishments include authoring more than 80 articles published in national and international peer-review journals. He has also been an invited speaker and an abstract contributor in meetings and conferences around the world. He is the inventor of two granted US patents and ten more pending US and international patents. Dr. Vallejo is a member of the editorial boards of international peer-review journals, including Neuromodulation, Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Physician, Journal of Opioid Management, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, and Revista Mexicana de Anestesiologia. He serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Pain Practice and was the Chief Editor of the journal Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management. Dr. Vallejo is a member of the ASRA scientific committee since 2015, and a member of the NANS scientific program committee, where he co-chaired the abstract selection subcommittee frp, 2017-2019. He is the Scientific Program Chair for the 2020 NANS Annual Meeting. He was also Chair of the Scientific Educational Committee of the 2016 ASRA annual pain meeting. He is Adjunct Research Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.