William D. Hammonds, M.D.

“The specialty of Pain Medicine has given me the opportunity to study one of the most universal of human experiences.  During my life in medicine I have had the good luck to see the vast panorama of pain conditions and the effect those conditions had on different people.  From this perspective one gets an unparalleled view of life and all its good and bad qualities.  
I think the best reason to study pain is captured in this paraphrase of Sir William Osler, “To know pain and to know it well is to know all of medicine.”

It is this knowledge of medicine gained through the study of pain that I want to use to benefit my patients.”

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology



Pain Medicine


Grady Health System, Atlanta GA


Tulane University, New Orleans LA


University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville KY


Honors / Awards

Emeritus Professor

Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Professional Memberships

American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta GA