Research and education are crucial components of the Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care mission. To learn more about research opportunities including clinical trials, please contact our office and ask to speak with one of our research coordinators.
– David Provenzano, MD
Student Lead Research
Each summer, a highly qualified and determined student from Washington & Jefferson College is selected to become the Summer Research Intern at Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care. Under the mentorship of Dr. Provenzano, these students have had the opportunity to learn the process of scientific writing, present at national medical conferences, and make a difference in the lives of chronic pain patients. Each summer intern has been able to walk away from the experience with at least one publication and the first-hand experience of pain management practice both in the clinical setting and in the operating room. Many of Dr. Provenzano’s research interns have proceeded on to medical school and continued to nurture their own interest in medical and basic science research.
We have been fortunate at PDIC to welcome such talented and dedicated students and look forward to continuing the internship program. Dr. Provenzano often says one of the most rewarding aspects of his career is imparting his interest of scientific research into the lives of the next generation of medical professionals.
During his undergraduate years, Dr. Provenzano did research in Pittsburgh, PA at the Musculoskeletal Research Center under the direction of Dr. Savio Woo which catalyzed his appreciation for furthering our collective understanding of medical knowledge. As he continued his research endeavors through medical school, residency, fellowship, and in private practice, Dr. Provenzano felt inspired to share this opportunity with ambitious students. He is proud of the accomplishments of his mentees and looks forward to meeting countless new students in years to come.
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