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Armando Villarreal, M.D., M.B.A.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3616

Office: (585) 276-3616

Fax: (585) 473-1691

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Dr. Villarreal joined our program in 2011 from Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in Wisconsin, where he was acting Director of the pain program. He is a clinical associate professor at the neurological surgery department. Since joining our center, he has concentrated his research in the area of neuromodulation where he has been involved on several multi-center clinical studies on Spinal Cord Stimulation outcomes. He has also given several national and international lectures in the field, and is currently Chair of the Special Interest Group in Neuromodulation from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

Dr. Villarreal also is active member of the educational/CME committee for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, among other roles in national pain organizations.

Dr. Villarreal completed his residency program at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as his pain fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University also in Philadelphia. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.



  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology


MD | Faculty of Medicine Panama

MBA | University of St. Thomas
Health Care

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/25/1999 - 07/25/2000
Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

07/25/1996 - 07/24/1999
Residency in Anesthesiology at Temple University Medical Center

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996
Internship in Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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2006 - 2009
AMA Physicians Recognition Award
Sponsor: American Medical Association

1998 - 1999
Chief Resident in Anesthesiology
Location: Temple University Hospital


Journal Articles

Rigoard P, Basu S, Desai M, Taylor R, Annemans L, Tan Y, Johnson MJ, Van den Abeele C, PROMISE Study Group, North R. "Multicolumn spinal cord stimulation for predominant back pain in failed back surgery syndrome patients: a multicenter randomized controlled trial". Pain. 2019; 160(6): 1410-1420.

Markman JD, Barbosa WA, Gewandter JS, Frazer M, Rast S, Dugan M, Nandigam K, Villareal A, Kwong TC. "Interpretation of urine drug testing results in patients using transdermal buprenorphine preparations for the treatment of chronic noncancer pain." Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.. 2015 Jun 0; 16(6):1132-6. Epub 2015 Mar 20.

Villarreal, A.; Aberger F.; Benrud, R.; Gundrum, J. "Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics and the Development of Irritable Bowel Syndrome". Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2012; 111(1): 17-20.