Joshua W. Sappenfield, MD, Anesthesiologist with University of Florida College of Medicine

Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Joshua W. Sappenfield, who serves the population of Florida.

Speciality: Anesthesiology

College: University of Iowa

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Education: Dr. Sappenfield completed his undergraduate degree in 2004 from the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Major of Biomedical Engineering degree. Following his undergraduate degree he attended University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated in 2008. Giving him a decade of experience in the medical field.

Experience: After obtaining his medical degree he completed his preliminary surgical internship with the Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He then completed his Anesthesiology residency with the University of Maryland Medical Center. Wanting to continue his training he completed his Trauma Anesthesiology Fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Current Position: Dr. Sappenfield is currently part of the staff and faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also an editor for the Trauma Anesthesiology Society.

Anesthesiology: Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine and pain medicine. A pain management specialist evaluates, diagnoses, and treats all different types of pain. Pain is a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. Pain can also arise for many different reasons such as surgery, injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Occasionally, pain can even be the problem all by itself, without any obvious cause at all.

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His profile with the University of Florida College of Medicine,, she can be contacted at (352) 273-5259, and is located in Gainesville, Florida.

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