Pain Management Division

  • University of Virginia Drs. Yasmin Yasmin Sritapan, DO, Xiaoying Zhu, MD, and Andrew M. Mendelson, DO confer about a patient.
  • Three staff at the front desk of the Pain Management Division welcome a patient.
  • University of Virginia Pain Management Faculty
  • University of Virginia Dr. Andrew M. Mendelson, DO sees a patient.
  • University of Virginia Xiaoying Zhu, MD works with equipment in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
  • University of Virginia Dr. Lynn Kohan with a prepares the scan room with a nurse.


The University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Anesthesiology Pain Management Division offers multidisciplinary care for a wide range of pain conditions. The UVA Pain Management Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society. The division provides care for patients with over 10,500 visits per year. Our Division has six board certified pain medicine physicians in addition to pain psychologists and a nurse practitioner and is led by Lynn Kohan M.D., our Pain Management Division Chief. One of our pain physicians, Dr. Robert Goldstein, is also board certified in palliative medicine.

At UVA, the pain management center provides coverage for outpatient clinic visits and interventional management (the inpatient Acute Pain Service), as well as the perioperative pain clinic. Major features of the Pain Management Division include extensive expertise in complex pain management, advanced interventional treatments (including neuromodulation and intrathecal drug delivery). Our physicians treat a wide range of pain conditions, including cancer pain, spine related disorders, complex regional pain syndrome, headaches and joint disease.

A Message from the Division Chief

University of Virginia Lynn Kohan, MD, Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Division Chief

Lynn Kohan, MD, Pain Management Division Chief

We have a very talented group of pain management physicians at UVA with a wide range of interests and skills. Our clinicians are highly regarded for their clinical expertise and commitment to education. Many of our faculty are recognized both on a regional and/or on a national level. The Pain Management Division Faculty also serve on numerous pain medicine committees and editorial boards.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive pain management and provide excellent education to our trainees. Our division members give formal lectures in all aspects of pain medicine, provide hands-on training in simulation (crisis management of pain procedures), as well as care for and educate our patients.

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