John V. Prunskis, M.D. FIPP

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ILLINOIS-PAIN-INSTITUTE-John-V.-Prunskis,-M.D.-FIPPJohn V. Prunskis, M.D. FIPP, is one of Illinois’ most esteemed pain management specialists.  Dr. Prunskis is a Ten Time winner of the Castle Connolly Top Pain Doctor Award as voted by his peers (1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019), and has been honored as a US News and World Report Top Physician (2014). Double board certified and achieving the highest distinction for an interventional pain physician as a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), Dr. Prunskis is founder and co-Medical Director of the Illinois Pain Institute and is a Clinical Professor at Chicago Medical School.


He earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College of Chicago and went on to complete his anesthesiology residency and fellowship training at the University of Chicago.  He is an examiner for the interventional pain certification examination.


A frequent lecturer, Dr. Prunskis is Secretary of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Pain Society, McHenry County Medical Society (past president), the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Spinal Injection Society and the Illinois State Medical Society (Delegate).

In addition, Dr. Prunskis was named as a Presidential Appointee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Task Force (Pain Task Force)