Dr. William Baumgartl is director of Stem Cell Therapies at Nevada Spine Center. Dr. Baumgartl, also leads our Second Opinion/Consult program for Advanced Pain Diagnosis and Treatment, and specializes in treating many unusual problems. He has a rare background combining Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and Medicine.
After receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering from Virginia Tech, Dr. Baumgartl went to medical school at the University of Florida. Following this, he did training in orthopedic surgery, and completed his Residency in Anesthesiology, and a Fellowship in Pain Management at UC San Francisco. Following this, he had further training in Acupuncture through the UCLA Medical School. Currently, he is completing Fellowship Programs at the Univ. of South Florida for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Baumgartl was the previous director of Interventional Pain Management at UC Davis in California, and was an advanced instructor of interventional pain treatment techniques. Dr. Baumgartl is double-boarded in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Baumgartl came to Las Vegas after a 20 year career in San Francisco Bay area in California, where he was known for developing innovative techniques for pain control. Using his engineering background approach for problem solving, many new treatments for unusual pain problems were developed, with great success. Dr. Baumgartl has particular expertise in the use of Botox to treat a variety of pain problems, and in implantable pump and stimulator technology. He also worked with Elan Pharmaceuticals in the development of the protocol used for trialing Prialt, the newest implanted-pump pain medication.
Recognizing that more than 80% of pain patients develop significant hormone/endocrine dysfunction, Dr. Baumgartl went on to receive further training in Hormone restoration and Functional Metabolic Medicine. This important new area of Pain Management focuses on how to improve how patients feel, and to restore their energy and sleep in conjunction with their pain care.
Dr. Baumgartl takes a very holistic approach to correcting both the patients physical pain problems, as well as restoring their sense of well-being. Dr. Baumgartl has extensive expertise in Endocrine and Pain Pharmacology, and in the medical management of pain. His goal is to relieve you of your pain, and to help you to finally feel normal and well again.
Education & Training• Bachelor’s and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
• University of Florida Medical School, Gainsville, FL
• Residency in Anesthesiology University of California, San Francisco
• Fellow in Comprehensive and Interventional Pain Management, University of California San Francisco
• Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Management
• Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
• Board-Eligible in Addiction Medicine
• Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, UCLA School of Medicine
• Addiction and Metabolic Medicine Fellow, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.