Richard Rosenthal, M.D. is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1985. In 1993 he graduated from an anesthesia residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical Center. He is the Founder, President, and Medical Director of Nexus Pain Specialists.
Dr. Rosenthal has distinguished himself as a leader in educating and training medical professionals in the fields of Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine. He is the editor of the interventional pain section of the widely read journal, Practical Pain Management. He developed a one year pain medicine fellowship which teaches young physicians a variety of skills in Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Rosenthal is a master instructor for the prestigious Spine Intervention Society. He has taught physicians in both the United States and Europe how to correctly perform various spinal procedures. He has authored several scientific articles and book chapters on topics in the specialty of pain medicine. He is also involved in clinical research and has served as an expert witness in malpractice cases. His clinic was awarded the Excellence in Multi-disciplinary Pain Care Award by the World Institute of Pain (one of only 4 clinics in the United States to receive the award in 2011).
Dr. Rosenthal has been practicing Regenerative Medicine for the past several years. He has acted as Course Director for more than 25 Regenerative Medicine courses and has lectured at national conferences. He specializes in the use of stem cells and platelet rich plasma for the treatment of painful joints, including the knee, hip and shoulder. His treatments are based on a comprehensive approach to relieve pain and improve function. Dr. Rosenthal has lectured on the topic of Regenerative Medicine, especially Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells treatments, for such prestigious organizations as the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Society for Pain Practice Management.