Michael Bartoszek is the distinguished recipient of a Bronze Star Medal for his development of an Afghan National Army Role 2 Trauma Center in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Currently, he serves as the Department Chair of the Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Center at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC.
Dr. Bartoszek completed his anesthesia training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine. He has served his country as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Heldmand Province, Afghanistan, earning and the Uniform Services University for Health Sciences in Ft. Bragg, NC.
He is a published author on topic ranging from transient ischemic attacks to weapons of mass destruction and disaster preparedness. He has performed research on radiofrequency nerve ablation, acetaminophen, spinal cord stimulators, and medical student advisory groups. Over the span of 13 years, he has given dozens of presentations on topics such as low back pain, regional anesthesia, sepsis, disaster anesthesia, epidural anesthesia in trauma, and opioid risk management.
During his tenure in Ft. Bragg, he has managed an extensive multidisciplinary pain department consisting of a 35-member team members that cares for 55,000 active duty service members. In addition, he developed a comprehensive primary care outreach program for 8 local medical homes and 6 regional Army Community Hospitals/Clinics and oversaw the development of a 4-week intensive outpatient multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program.
We are proud and fortunate to have someone who has done so much to relieve the pain of our armed service members help train our nation’s next generation of Perioperative Consultants.