A native of Texas, Dr. Hari Prabhakar completed both his interventional pain fellowship and anesthesiology residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 has researched and published on translation of aviation-based safety principles to procedural medicine, and strives to provide his patients with the same high standards of precision, reliability, and safety that are demanded of him as a pilot. He is excited to return to Texas and to serve the North Austin community.
MD / August 2009 – May 2014
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Doris Duke International Clinic Research Fellowship
Internship Dept. of Internal Medicine / June 2014-June 2015
Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Residency in Department of Anesthesiology / July 2015-July 2018
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
American Board of Anesthesiology – 2019
American Board of Pain Medicine – 2019
Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship—2013
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship–2010
British Marshall Scholar—2007-2009