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About Dr. Skaribas


Ioannis Skaribas, MD, DABA, FASA

Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist

Fellowship Trained and Double Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Skaribas specializes in advanced Interventional Pain therapies.

Dr. Skaribas completed his Residency in Anesthesiology, and an interventional Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA). He is a renowned expert in neuromodulation, as well as minimally invasive, interventional pain management procedures.

Ioannis Skaribas, MD, DABA, FASA

Unsurpassed Experience and Training

In the past, Dr. Skaribas has served on faculty at both University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor University and until March of 2018, he was a partner physician and shareholder with US Anesthesia Partners.

He has served as the medical director of the Pain Management branch of USAP. In 2018 he founded Expert Pain P.A. a consortium for advanced pain management interventions and where he serves as the medical director and CEO. The author of several textbook chapters and journal manuscripts, Dr. Skaribas is a member of local, national, and international professional medical societies.


Doctor of Medicine,
Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Interventional Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship trained, Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Residency & Internship

Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certified

Pain Medicine

Professional Distinctions & Awards

Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (FASA)

“Intern of the Year” award during Residency at Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor in Pain Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Served as the Medical Director of the Pain Management Branch of USAP

Member of local, national, and international professional medical societies

Author of several textbook chapters and journal manuscripts

Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Houston

Medical Director, Expert Pain PA

Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist

Author and Thought Leader

Dr. Skaribas is a prolific author and thought leader in interventional pain management. He has been published in a variety of journals and has written chapters in multiple textbooks. View his journal articles below.

Serial ganglion impar blocks in a patient with nutcracker syndrome refractory to left renal vein transposition

December 2, 2019

Our case report highlights a treatment option that has not yet been described for patients with pain secondary to nutcracker syndrome refractory to surgical intervention.

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Psychological Evaluation for Those Receiving Devices for the Treatment of Pain

August 2, 2019

To date, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pump delivery systems represent the most common implantable devices in pain medicine. The psychological status of any patient is an important factor in determining the success of the surgical use of any implantable device.

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The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee on Best Practices for Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

January 22, 2019

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has significantly improved the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), among other conditions.

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Effectiveness of Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Management of Chronic Pain

September 24, 2014

Scientific evidence supports spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as a cost‐effective treatment option that, for many disease states, should be employed earlier in the treatment continuum.

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Interim Results From the Partnership for Advancement in Neuromodulation Pain Registry

February 14, 2014

The objective of this study was to present results from a multicenter registry designed to obtain longitudinal clinical outcome data for patients implanted with a neuromodulation system for the management of chronic pain of the trunk and/or limbs.

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Occipital peripheral nerve stimulation in the management of chronic intractable occipital neuralgia

May 10, 2011

Occipital peripheral nerve stimulation is an interventional pain management therapy that provides beneficial results in the treatment of refractory chronic occipital neuralgia.

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Successful Treatment of Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth Chronic Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation

July 1, 2010

In this case series, ultrasound provided accurate, real-time placement of introducer needles and stimulating electrodes by allowing visualization of tissue planes, as well as vessels and nervous structures.

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Ultrasound imaging and occipital nerve stimulation

April 1, 2010

Ultrasound imaging has been used increasingly for peripheral nerve blockade in surgical anesthesia and in chronic pain management as it allows real-time localization of both nervous and vascular structures (color flow Doppler) and, thus, a method for increasing blockade precision and safety.

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Computed tomography-guided pudendal nerve block. A new diagnostic approach to long-term anoperineal pain

August 1, 2000

The use of CT to guide the procedure allowed precision in performing the procedure and in making a differential diagnosis.

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Anatomy and pathophysiology of the sacroiliac joint

April 5, 2000

The most reliable method to establish the diagnosis of sacroiliac arthralgia is fluoroscopic-guided intra-articular injection of a local anesthetic preceded by a sacroiliac arthrogram.

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