Physicians

Olufemi A. Ogunyemi, M.D.

"I have been a doctor for three decades and practiced in three continents. As an anesthesia resident, in the early days of pain management in the UK, an attending physician asked me to assist him in the pain clinic. The relief of patients' pain and suffering and the changes it made to their lives was the initial "thrill" that piqued my interest to the field of pain management. Now I enjoy seeing people DO what they were unable to do because of pain.

 Every patient is an individual that presents his or her unique challenges but some are more challenging than others. Those who have visited many doctors and heard conflicting things, those with complex medications or on chronic opioid therapy, those with depression, and even those who refuse to accept they are getting better.  I welcome those challenges, and I hope to give my patients a better life and a better outlook on life than when they first came to me.

Away from the office I am involved with several churches in Nigeria and non-governmental organizations such as the ALFO Initiative, focused on maternal and child health in Africa, and the Safe Surgery Foundation, which I founded. I write fiction and produce songs to relax. I also love freshwater and saltwater fishing, and I have always had a fondness for tinkering with old (ancient) automobiles."

Board Certification

Anaesthesia by the Royal College of Anaesthesia, UK

Fellowship

Pain Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Residency

Anesthesiology, University College Hospitals, London, England

MBBS

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Management

American Pain Society

Society for Pain Practice Management

American Society for Aerospace Medicine

North American Neuromodulation Society

British Pain Society

American Society of Anesthesiology

Georgia Society of Anesthesiology

Royal College of Anaesthesia

West African College of Surgeons

Previous Appointments

Assistant Professor, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Director, Acute Pain and Regional Analgesia Service, UTSWMC, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Director, Pain Management, Henry Medical Center, Stockbridge, GA

Director, Pain Management, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie, GA

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA Member

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