Comprehensive Pain Services

Providing Individualized Care With A Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Pain Services

Comprehensive Pain Services is a division of Nationwide Children's Hospital's Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. This program offers a variety of services to meet the individualized needs for many patients, including acute and regional pain; outpatient pain; palliative care; and advanced illness management, as well as integrative therapies.

Each year, we care for more than 2,000 patients of all ages and conditions in outpatient and inpatient settings. Our patients have pain from a wide range of medical conditions. Children recovering from a variety of surgeries, gastrointestinal conditions, cancer, hemophilia, AIDS, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and other medical diseases form a challenging but rewarding group of patients.

Programs and Services

Comprehensive Pain Services offers the following programs and services:

A Team Approach to Care

Our team provides individualized, evidence-based pain management treatment options. Patients receive care from a variety of practitioners, including:

  • Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Board-certified pain physicians 
  • Board-certified palliative care physicians
  • Board-certified advanced practice nurses
  • Board-certified pediatric psychologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Acupuncturists

Meet Our Leadership

Giorgio Veneziano, MD
Vice Chairman, Comprehensive Pain Services

Lisa Humphrey, MD
Director, Palliative Care and Hospice Services

David Martin, MD
Director, Acute Pain Service

Timothy P. Smith, MD
Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic 

Ralph J. Beltran, MD
Director, Regional Pain Service 

Sharon K. Wrona, CPNP-PC, PMHS, DNP
Administrative Director, Comprehensive Pain Services