Leading Anesthesiologist, Pain and Critical Care Medicine Researcher Joseph Pergolizzi, MD, Recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor

Joseph Pergolizzi, MD, of Naples Anesthesia & Pain Associates, Inc., has been named a 2018 Top Doctor nationally. The Top Doctor Awards program is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.


Dr. Pergolizzi is a highly-respected and experienced anesthesiologist who has been in practice for nearly two decades. His career in medicine began in 1996 when he graduated with his medical degree with high honors from Ross University School of Medicine.  Dr. Pergolizzi then completed his internship in Internal Medicine with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, followed by his residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He undertook his clinical research fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Dr. Pergolizzi is currently executive chairman of Neumentum, Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., a rapidly emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing non-opioid pain products. He recently retired as a part-time adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins and took on the role of CEO of Native Cardio, Inc., concentrating his efforts on developing groundbreaking medical devices for cardiology patients.   Dr. Pergolizzi has led the clinical investigation and strategic commercialization of a number of disruptive pharmaceutical and medical device products, and also serves as COO of NEMA Research, Inc. of Naples, Fla.


Dr. Pergolizzi has also developed Pain-360®, a unique paradigm for treating chronic pain which looks at the entire panorama of the pain experience. The four cardinal points of Pain-360® are Education, Lifestyle Modifications, Nonpharmacological Treatments, and Pharmacological Treatments. He has just unveiled a new website for pain clinicians, www.drugeducationpaintraining.com.


Dr. Pergolizzi has previously been recognized as one of “America’s Best Doctors” by the American Health Council based on his expertise in clinical research, pain medicine, anesthesia, internal medicine, pharmacology, drug discovery and regulatory affairs.  


Among his many accomplishments, he is an editorial board member or reviewer for several medical journals, including JAMA, Pain Practice, Experimental Medicine, Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Managed Care, and Pain Medicine. In addition, he is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, presentations, and book chapters. His meticulous approach to patient care, coupled with his dedication to his research and contributions in his field, make Dr. Joseph Pergolizzi a worthy winner of a 2018 Top Doctor Award.


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Martin Owens is an Associate Editor for FindaTopDoc . Martin is responsible for researching the leading doctors in their field and highlighting their contribution to medicine. Martin is an avid skier and, when not pursuing his career, is very active in his local Scouting programs.