A native of Texas, Dr. Hari Prabhakar will be completing his interventional pain fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, having completed his anesthesiology residency at the same institution. His interest in pain medicine began as a college student at Johns Hopkins University, where he was involved in developing sickle cell disease management programs for underserved communities, a large part of which involved pain management.
After his undergraduate days at Johns Hopkins University, he was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship to study public health and international health management in London. Subsequent to that, he attended Harvard Medical School, receiving a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship to continue his work on surgical systems development and humanitarian relief in India.
While at Massachusetts General Hospital, he has been fortunate to train under leaders in anesthesiology and pain management, with publications in journals such as Interventional Pain Management Reports, and presentations at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has been provided with excellent training in interventional pain management and pharmacotherapy, involving a wide variety of spinal procedures, botox, spinal cord stimulation, DRG (dorsal root ganglion) stimulation, intrathecal pump management, and vertebral augmentation. He is one of the first groups of interventional pain fellows to be certified for Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation. He believes strongly in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, having spent a significant amount of time studying applications of Ayurveda (Indian alternative medicine) in pain medicine.
Outside of medicine, his passion is humanitarian aviation, having finished his private, instrument, and multi-engine licenses. He is excited to return to Texas and to serve the North Austin community.