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David Dickerson, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care

David Dickerson, MD specializes in anesthesia and pain management. Dr. Dickerson is experienced in ambulatory and regional anesthesia, cancer pain and advanced interventional pain procedures with a focus in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries.

An active researcher, Dr. Dickerson studies acute and chronic pain, continuous peripheral nerve block for aggressive physical therapy, opioid-sparing multimodal analgesia and patient-centered pain treatment. He is also studying a variety of regional anesthetic techniques for orthopedic surgery.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pain Management

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


The University of Chicago Medicine


The University of Chicago Medicine


University of California, San Francisco


American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
North American Neuromodulation Society
Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6927

Office Fax

(773) 702-3535

Office Postal Address

David Dickerson, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 402
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Acute pain management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Cancer pain
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Ambulatory anesthesia

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Read More About Dr. Dickerson

Dr. Dickerson contributed to a Chicago Tribune article about the new CDC guidelines for opioid use.