Vivek Mahendru, MD, a Pain Management Specialist with Pain Specialists of Austin

Get to know Pain Management Specialist Dr. Vivek Mahendru, who serves patients in Austin, Texas.

Being an experienced, fellowship-trained pain management specialist, Dr. Mahendru is the owner and operator of Pain Specialists of Austin in Texas.

Pain Specialists of Austin and Central Texas Pain Center have united to create a more extensive and integrative practice under the management of Pain Specialists of America. With a goal to become a comprehensive, single-source pain management provider, the team of pain specialists develop personalized treatment plans from a host of multidisciplinary approaches, tailoring pain management strategies for each of their unique and valued patients. They create individualized programs designed to improve patients’ quality of life, thereby allowing them to return to normal daily functions.

Dr. Mahendru’s qualifications include: starting the first pain fellowship fund at Harvard Medical School, serving as a past secretary of the National Anesthesia Residents Section, pioneering the first national Residents Section in pain management, and serving as a former consultant to the Texas State Medical Board. 

A 1989 graduate of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital in India, he completed multiple fellowships in pain therapy at Harvard Medical School and Texas Tech University. Before long, he became board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology, whose mission is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. A pain management specialist is a doctor who specializes in pain medicine, focusing on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain.

With his work and dedication being widely recognized, Dr. Mahendru is often requested to publish articles in medical journals and lectures at national events. He attributes his success to his mentors, his drive, his passion for helping patients, as well as his belief that patients always come first.

Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three beautiful children, riding horses, and playing tennis. His favorite professional publication is the Pain Medicine Journal.

Learn More about Dr. Vivek Mahendru:

Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Pain Specialists of America,


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