Section Chief, Pain Management for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Bruce Vrooman, MD, MS, FIPP graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and preformed his internship at Boston University Medical Center. He completed his anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, where he practiced for 10 years. In 2017, he transitioned to Dartmouth to lead the Pain Management team.
Dr. Vrooman’s areas of interest include abdominal pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Currently, he uses ultrasound in his pain medicine clinic for performing a variety of sympathetic and peripheral nerve blocks as well as peripheral nerve stimulation.
Recent Sessions at Neurovations Events
2019 Kaua’i Pain Conference
- Pharmacodynamics of Opioid Antagonists: Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) & Modulating the Glial Inflammatory Response
2017 Kaua’i Pain Conference
- Low-Dose Naltrexone Treatment for Chronic Pain
- Cheng, O. T., Souzdalnitski, D., Vrooman, B., & Cheng, J. (2012). Evidence-based knee injections for the management of arthritis. Pain medicine, 13(6), 740-753.
- Kapural, L., Vrooman, B., Sarwar, S., Krizanac-Bengez, L., Rauck, R., Gilmore, C., … & Mekhail, N. (2013). A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of transdiscal radiofrequency, biacuplasty for treatment of discogenic lower back pain. Pain Medicine, 14(3), 362-373.
- Rizk, M. K., Tolba, R., Kapural, L., Mitchell, J., Lopez, R., Mahboobi, R., … & Mekhail, N. (2012). Differential epidural block predicts the success of visceral block in patients with chronic visceral abdominal pain. Pain Practice, 12(8), 595-601.