Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pain Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Blaustein Pain Treatment Center
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 North Caroline Street, Suite 3062
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone / Appointment Information: 410-955-PAIN (7246)
Dr. Ronen Shechter is Board Certified in Anesthesiology (2010) and Pain Medicine (2012). He has expertise in managing a wide variety of chronic and acute pain conditions. He believes in multi-modal approach to pain management utilizing physical, behavioral, interventional, and pharmacologic therapies. He is passionate about setting realistic functional goals with his patients.
Dr. Shechter earned his medical degree in 1999 from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his training in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and subsequently remained on the faculty in the department of Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 2012, Dr. Shechter joined the Division of Pain Medicine in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a research fellow and part time faculty. Dr. Shechter joined the department as a full time Assistant professor in 2014.
During his research training and under the mentorship of Dr. Srinivasa N. Raja and Dr. Yun Guan, Dr. Shechter studied the role and mechanism of peripheral opioids as well as dorsal column stimulation in treating pain arising as direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the nervous system. He has received a research grant from the Blaustein Pain Research Fund to further investigate a novel treatment for chemotherapy induced nerve pain.