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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Poliak-Tunis provides chronic pain medicine and spine treatment services as part of the Interventional Pain Management Program. She evaluates patients at the Pain Clinic at UW Health East and the Spine Clinic at Research Park. When an interventional pain treatment is indicated, she performs procedures at the Madison Surgery Center.


Dr. Poliak-Tunis believes in a patient-focused, multidisciplinary approach to care using the latest minimally invasive technologies and evidence-based treatments. She has particular expertise in the comprehensive treatment of non-operative spinal disorders. She understands that pain can have an impact on every aspect of a patient's life, and provides comprehensive treatment solutions. These center on a commitment to rehabilitation, using goal-directed therapies, modalities, medications and injections.


Dr. Poliak-Tunis is a diplomat of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the subspecialty field of pain medicine. She is also a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Medical Association.


Pain Management

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Inpatient Hospitalist)

Spine Medicine

Blood Patch

Botox ® Muscle Injection

Bursa Injections


Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks

Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic Neck Pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Facet Joint Injections/Medial Branch Blocks

Intercostal Nerve Blocks

Low Back Pain

Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Blocks

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeltal Back Pain

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Radiofrequency Ablation

Sacral Lateral Branch Blocks

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections

Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial and Implant

Spine Injections

Spine Medicine (Rehab)

Sympathetic Ganglia Blocks (Stellate, Celiac, Hypogastric, Lumbar, Ganglion impar)

Transforaminal Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Ultrasound-Guided Joint Steroid Injection


Madison Surgery Center
(608) 287-2990 | | Map
Pain Management Clinic
(608) 263-9550 | | Map
Rehabilitation Hospital
(608) 592-8100 | | Map
Research Park Clinic
(608) 265-3207 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pain Medicine, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Residency The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Internship Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Medical School University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.