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Michael Anthony Erdek, MD

Program Director of Pain Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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410-955-7246

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Program Director of Pain Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Blaustein Pain Treatment Center

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Interventional pain management and cancer pain management

Biography

Dr. Michael Erdek is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Pain Fellowship Program Director for the Division of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Erdek received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Walter Lewis Croll and a James and Helen Hovorka Scholar. He trained in surgery and in anesthesiology prior to completing his subspecialty training in pain medicine and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Erdek has been appointed to the Polyanalgesic Consensus Panel, which formulates international recommendations for intraspinal drug delivery. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and scientific posters in the field of interventional pain medicine. He has also lectured at Johns Hopkins and as a visiting professor at several academic medical institutions.

He is board certified in pain medicine and in anesthesiology. Dr. Erdek’s society memberships include the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has served as a consulting reviewer for Lancet, Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Dr. Erdek has received private and industry funding for his research in cancer pain management. His interests center around interventional pain management, particularly the assessment and interventional treatment of cancer pain, intrathecal therapy for spasticity refractory to management by oral medications, and the use of spinal cord stimulation for treatment of neuropathic pain, refractory angina pectoris, and refractory peripheral vascular disease.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Board of Anesthesiology

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

American Pain Society

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA ) (1991)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (Baltimore MD ) (2000)
    • University of Florida College of Medicine / Anesthesiology (Gainesville FL ) (1998)
    • Geisinger Medical Center / General Surgery (Danville PA ) (1995)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1999)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Erdek’s research focuses on interventional pain management and cancer pain management. His interests center around interventional pain management, particularly the assessment and interventional treatment of cancer pain, intrathecal therapy for spasticity refractory to management by oral medications, and the use of spinal cord stimulation for treatment of neuropathic pain, refractory angina pectoris, and refractory peripheral vascular disease. He has received significant private and industry funding for his research.

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  • Activities & Honors +

    Professional Activities

    Member, Polyanalgesic Consensus Panel

    Consulting reviewer, Lancet

    Consulting reviewer, Pain Medicine

    Consulting reviewer, Anesthesiology

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Michael A. Erdek, M.D.

    Dr. Erdek speaks about pancreas cancer and pain associated with pancreas cancer.

    Panc MD - Pain Treatment

    Meet Michael Erdek, pain specialist and member of the pancreatic multidisciplinary clinic. Michael will discuss pain management and pancreatic cancer. His job is to evaluate the level of pain for each patient and prescribe a treatment.

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-7246
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-7246
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-7246
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-7246
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Pain Medicine

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