Kiran Chekka, M.D.

DK1_7766Kiran Chekka, MD, is a Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Physician and Double Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Chekka was accepted into the prestigious Pennsylvania State University-Thomas Jefferson University accelerated medical program directly from high school. After completing his medical education at Jefferson Medical College, he completed Anesthesia residency training at Northwestern University and then completed a pain medicine fellowship at Northwestern during which he served as Chief Fellow.


Dr. Chekka then served as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University for four years. During this period, Dr. Chekka published original research and abstract publications in Acute Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesia, and Chronic Pain Medicine.


Dr. Chekka presented original research for four straight years at the prestigious American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesiology annual meetings. He has a wide-ranging scope of research experience including work on original research in the treatment of Post Herpetic Neuralgia, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and cancer-related abdominal pain.



Dr. Chekka also has been appointed to the faculty of several very prestigious conferences. He has taught Ultrasound guided procedures and lectured at the University of Texas. Dr. Chekka also earned an appointment to the faculty of the NYSORA World Anesthesia Congress and has lectured across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.


Having performed thousands of procedures, Dr. Chekka is an expert in Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy. In addition, he has taught Ultrasound guided procedures to residents and established practitioners.


As one of the first graduates of a multi-disciplinary pain fellowship, Dr. Chekka truly believes in a compassionate team approach to treating chronic pain. He focuses on functional restoration and improvement of quality of life as well as reduction of pain.


Dr. Chekka is now spearheading the Premier Pain & Spine Clinical Trials Program.  Currently, PPS is working to improve patient care with cutting edge research on back pain, sciatica and arthritis.




Dr. Chekka’s Education and Training

Fellowship – Pain Management

  • Northwestern University—Chicago, IL

Residency – Anesthesiology

  • Northwestern University—Chicago, IL

Medical School

  • Jefferson Medical College—Philadelphia, PA


  • Pennsylvania State University—State College, PA