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Bojan Pavlovic, MD

About

Dr. Bojan Pavlovic was first drawn to pain management because the field provides the best opportunity to interact with and develop long-term relationships with his patients.

Joining the National Spine and Pain Centers in fall 2020, Dr. Pavlovic brings more than a decade of experience to our team. He previously practiced at OSF Medical Center in Bloomington-Normal, IL, and pain specialty practices in Illinois and Michigan.

Earning his Doctor of Medicine from the Chicago Medical School, he completed his internship at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and his anesthesia residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pavlovic also finished two fellowships — one in pain management at the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan and another focusing on cardio-thoracic anesthesia at the University of Chicago.

“The thing I enjoy the most about my job is that it has a real-world application,” he said. “Success in my job translates into improved quality of life for my patients and I find that to be rewarding.”

When looking toward the future of pain management, Dr. Pavlovic is interested in the current and upcoming modalities involving radiofrequency ablation in terms of managing chronic pain. “The modalities seem to have a much higher safety profile as well as a more prolonged benefit which can lead to a more sustained functional improvement,” he said.

Dr. Pavlovic is in favor of developing a comprehensive plan for pain management which incorporates medicinal management as well as interventional and functional therapies. “The incorporation of multiple modalities ultimately offers the best chance for pain management and functional improvement,” he said.

Patient interaction and participation, according to Dr. Pavlovic, is essential to developing an effective care strategy. “If the patient is not committed to the treatment plan then it is much less likely to be effective,” he said.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Pavlovic is helping his children with their academic endeavors as well as on the tennis court. He also tries to incorporate as much physical activity, exercise, and sports as he can into his schedule.

Education
  • College
  • Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
  • Fellowship
  • Cardio-Thoracic Anesthesia, University of Chicago Chicago, IL
  • Pain Management, Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI
  • Internship
  • Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
  • Medical School
  • Chicago Medical School Chicago, IL
  • Residency
  • Anesthesia, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN