Dr. Elvis Rema
About Dr. Elvis Rema

Elvis W. Rema, MD is board-certified in Pain Management & Anesthesiology. He also is an assistant professor at The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  He completed his Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to that he also fulfilled an internship in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York-Long Island College Hospital and residency in Anesthesiology at The George Washington University where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Rema specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain caused by arthritis, degenerative disease, spinal stenosis and ongoing pain after spine surgery known as post laminectomy syndrome.  He has expertise in treating neuropathic pain syndromes such as complex regional pain syndrome, post thoracotomy syndrome, post herpetic neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, etc. He also attends to complex conditions such as facial pain, pelvic pain, joint pain and headaches. He has a special interest in pain caused by cancer and interventional techniques for palliation. He has particular expertise in neuromodulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems.  The scope of Dr. Rema’s practice involves a multidisciplinary approach that accounts for a custom treatment regimen for each patient. The main goal of his treatment plan, other than relieving pain, is to improve functionality and quality of life for his patients.

Dr. Rema is also actively involved in medical resident training and education. He has presented at various anesthesiology and pain medicine conferences and is the author of book chapters in the discipline of both anesthesiology and pain medicine.