Dr. Sutherland works hard at treating the source of your pain with the goal of restoring you to full function and your normal life and activities.
Dr. Sutherland creates customized pain management plans for patients that may include therapy, medication management, or minimally invasive procedures. “My goal is to help patients in pain, decrease it as much as possible and increase their quality of life and function,” he says.
He specializes in chronic axial pain, treating the areas of the mid back, lower back, neck and arms using spinal cord stimulation. He is also highly experienced in using radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a minimally invasive procedure that enables patients to usually return home the same day.
When creating a customized pain management plan, Dr. Sutherland evaluates the patient and their medical history, in addition to performing tests to arrive at a precise diagnosis.
Dr. Sutherland graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. His fellowships include serving in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, and as the director of pain management at Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He comes to PPOA from New Vista Pain Management in Moon Township, PA, where he served as medical director. A noted lecturer and presenter at conferences and universities worldwide, Dr. Sutherland has also contributed to numerous medical publications. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Smith County Medical Society, the American Pain Society, the International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
He and his wife have three adult children and three grandchildren. They live on two acres of land shared with four rescue dogs.