Verdolin Pain Specialists
891 Kugn Drive, STE 106
Chula Vista, CA 91914
A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, Dr. Verdolin completed an anesthesiology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He served as an anesthesiologist and treated acute pain aboard the USNS Comfort during the most recent Gulf war. He then received fellowship training in interventional pain management at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Verdolin transferred to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego where he served as chief of pain management for three years before leaving the U.S. Navy in 2007. He holds multiple academic positions, serving as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and as a clinical faculty member for the Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency. His other activities include serving as a guest reviewer for Pain Medicine and authoring journal articles on pain care topics, including the use of neuromodulation.
He is presently the medical director of the private practice he founded in 2007. He was the first physician to make Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (permanent treatment for spinal stenosis) widely available to patients in San Diego. Always looking to bring the latest scientific research to his patients, Dr Verdolin is active in research and presently enrolling in several studies with promising treatments for low back pain. He currently has several ongoing studies that are actively recruiting patients including intradiscal replacement therapy (spinal restoration – Biostat), minimally invasive lumbar decompression compared to epidural steroid injections for spinal stenosis (MILD – Vertos Medical), and St. Jude Neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation).