Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Alaa A. Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
Alaa A. Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH

About

Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed joined the faculty of the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin in 2014 to provide Chronic Pain Medicine Services as part of the Interventional Pain Program. He received his medical training at Assiut University Medical School in Egypt, completed a master’s degree in Public Health, research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and residency in anesthesiology and pain management fellowship at University of Cincinnati. As part of the Interventional Pain Program, Dr. Abd-Elsayed evaluates patients at the Pain Clinic, and when an interventional pain treatment is appropriate, performs procedures at the Madison Surgery Center.

In addition to his work as a pain specialist, Dr. Abd-Elsayed is an active clinical investigator. Current studies include the use of opioids, genetic variations leading to different individual response to opioids, and the use of neuromodulation and peripheral nerve stimulators for the management of neuropathic pain. He also has research interests in fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and headaches, and is leading a study called "CREATE" to help CRPS patients. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous research grants, published more than 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored several editorials and book chapters. He has presented at more than 60 international and national conferences and has earned more than 15 awards at the state and national levels. In addition, he has served as a reviewer for more than 20 journals and as an editor to several journals.

"Dr. Al," as he likes to be called, is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA). He was named among the Leading Physicians of the World and America's Best Physicians in 2016.

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Arabic
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine
    Medical School
    • Assiut University, Assiut State, Egypt
    Fellowships

    Pain Medicine, University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Cincinnati, OH

    Residencies
    • University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Cincinnati, OH
    Internships
    • University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Cincinnati, OH
    • Assiut University Hospitals, Assuit State, Egypt

    Specialties

    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Blood Patch
    • Botulinum Toxin Muscle Injection
    • Bursa Injections
    • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks
    • Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Cranial Nerve Blocks
    • Facet Joint Injections/Medial Branch Blocks
    • Intercostal Nerve Blocks
    • Intrathecal Pump Trial and Implant
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Blocks
    • Pars Fracture Injections
    • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Sacral Lateral Branch Blocks
    • Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections
    • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial and Implant
    • Spine Injections
    • Sympathetic Ganglia Blocks (Stellate, Celiac, Hypogastric, Lumbar, Ganglion impar)
    • Transforaminal Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Trigeminal Nerve Blocks
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Steroid Injection
    • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
    • Ultrasound-Guided TAP Blocks